Manhattan DA Bragg withdraws objection to GOP subpoena of former prosecutor
Pomerantz resigned months after Bragg took office, pointing to his failure to indict Trump.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg on Friday withdrew his bid to halt the congressional subpoena of a former prosecutor who worked in his office and later published a book outlining a potential case against former President Donald Trump.
The House Judiciary Committee had sought the testimony of Mark Pomerantz in response to Bragg's indictment of Trump. The DA attempted to block the subpoena, but a New York judge on Wednesday rejected his request.
"This evening, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office withdrew its appeal in Bragg v. Jordan. Mr. Pomerantz’s deposition will go forward on May 12, and we look forward to his appearance," said Russell Dye, a spokesman for Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, in a Friday statement.
Pomerantz resigned months after Bragg took office, pointing to his failure to indict Trump. He then published a book outlining the potential case against Trump. House Republicans consider him a relevant witness as they explore the DA's pursuit of charges against a former president.
Bragg has pursued charges of falsifying business records against Trump stemming from a 2016 payment his then-personal attorney, Michael Cohen, made to Stormy Daniels. Trump has pleaded not guilty.
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