Alvin Bragg's office accuses House GOP of committing 'unlawful political interference'

The general counsel for Bragg's office said in a letter that Jordan and Comer should have denounced the harsh invective against Bragg. President Biden had no comment.

Published: March 31, 2023 11:38am

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's office accused House Republicans of committing "unlawful political interference" in an ongoing criminal case.

Leslie B. Dubeck, the general counsel for Bragg's office, accused House Republicans, including Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.), of "collaborating" with the former president, who is now under indictment.

"As you are no doubt aware, former President Trump has directed harsh invective against District Attorney Bragg and threatened on social media that his arrest or indictment in New York may unleash 'death & destruction,' Dubeck wrote in a letter addressed to House Republicans.

She noted in the letter that Jordan and Comer should have denounced the harsh invective against Bragg.

"Instead, you and many of your colleagues have chosen to collaborate with Mr. Trump's efforts to vilify and denigrate the integrity of elected state prosecutors and trial judges and made unfounded allegations that the Office's investigation … is politically motivated," the letter continued. "We urge you to refrain from these inflammatory accusations, withdraw your demand for information, and let the criminal justice process proceed without unlawful political interference." 

Other House Republicans including Rep. Bryan Steil (Wisc.) and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy have spoken out against President Trump's indictment, referring to it as politically motivated. McCarthy even stated that Congress will intervene.

House Republicans sent Bragg a letter last week demanding he answer questions about why he was pursuing criminal charges against the 45th president that were based on a seven-year-old financial transaction with porn star Stormy Daniels and legal statutes that had expired.

A Manhattan grand jury voted to indict former President Donald Trump this week over his alleged role in a payment to Stormy Daniels in 2016, making him the first former president to face criminal charges. 

President Biden said on Friday, "I have no comment on Trump."


Charlotte Hazard is a reporter for Just the News. Follow her on Twitter for more stories.

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