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Matt Gaetz introduces resolution to hold former Trump probe prosecutor Mark Pomerantz in contempt

Pomerantz released a book earlier this year titled "People vs. Donald Trump," which detailed his involvement in the investigation of the former president.

Published: June 6, 2023 2:55pm

Rep. Matt Gaetz on Tuesday introduced a resolution to hold former Trump probe prosecutor Mark Pomerantz in contempt of Congress because, the Florida Republican congressman says, Pomerantz refused to answer questions about his time as a prosecutor despite writing a tell-all book about it.

The House Weaponization of the Federal Government Select Subcommittee, of which Gaetz is a member, subpoenaed ex-Manhattan prosecutor Pomerantz in April. The prosecutor testified to Congress the following month after failing in his challenges against the subpoena. 

"However, during his appearance, he failed to comply with the subpoena by incorrectly asserting his Fifth Amendment right when asked questions about information he referenced in his book," Gaetz said.

"I believe Mr. Pomerantz engaged in misconduct in his targeting of President Trump, and his refusal to answer simple questions should not go unpunished," Gaetz also said.

Pomerantz should be held in contempt and forced to answer Congress' questions, and if he does not comply then the House Sergeant at Arms "must summon him by force," Gaetz added. 

Pomerantz resigned along with New York County District Attorney Carey Dunne from the Manhattan prosecutor's office in February 2022. Pomerantz expressed frustration in his resignation letter that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg would not indict former President Donald Trump, who was eventually charged in April with 34 counts related to the alleged falsification of business records.

Pomerantz released a book earlier this year titled "People vs. Donald Trump," which detailed his involvement in the investigation of the former president.

Madeleine Hubbard is an international correspondent for Just the News. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram.