(Republican Party News) – Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg just got some bad news from a federal judge who has shot down his efforts to prevent a former prosecutor in his office from delivering testimony before the House Judiciary Committee. Bragg is really trying hard to ensure that House Republicans don’t dig into his probe of former President Donald Trump and the indictment he’s brought against him. Makes you wonder if he’s trying to hide something, doesn’t it?
Jack Davis, writing for The Western Journal, said that U.S. District Court Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil announced in her ruling Wednesday that former prosecutor Mark Pomerantz, who is currently scheduled to testify at 10 a.m. Thursday, “must appear for the congressional deposition. No one is above the law.”
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the truth. This is the kind of ruling and accountability Americans have been craving. We are a nation that was created with the very principle mentioned by Vyskocil above at the core of our justice system. However, politics and progressivism have created a protected class of individuals — Democrats — who seem to get away with every evil, corrupt deed they do. It’s about time that is brought to an end.
“The committee, chaired by Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, had said the subpoena was issued to determine whether federal funds were used in the investigation of former President Donald Trump, according to the New York Post,” Davis noted.
The result of Bragg’s investigation is the former president now facing 34 criminal counts of allegedly falsifying business records. The DA’s office affirmed it would be appealing the judge’s ruling, but lost Wednesday evening when she refused a request made by Bragg for a stay on the order while the appeal is taking place, CNN reported.
Pomerantz served as a special assistant district attorney, but resigned last year, going on to cite Bragg’s refusal to prosecute Trump as the reason for stepping away from his position. He then wrote a book chronicling his experience, as per the folks at ABC News.
A spokesman for Congressman Jordan celebrated the Trump-appointed judge’s decision.
“Today’s decision shows that Congress has the ability to conduct oversight and issue subpoenas to people like Mark Pomeranz, and we look forward to his deposition before the Judiciary Committee,” Russell Dye commented.
Vyskocil also expressed that her ruling was not any kind of endorsement for either side in this case, which she called a political tussle.
“In our federalist system, elected state and federal actors sometimes engage in political dogfights,” the judge went on to write. “The Court does not endorse either side’s agenda. The sole question before the Court at this time is whether Bragg has a legal basis to quash a congressional subpoena that was issued with a valid legislative purpose. He does not.”
“It is not the role of the federal judiciary to dictate what legislation Congress may consider or how it should conduct its deliberations in that connection. Mr. Pomerantz must appear for the congressional deposition. No one is above the law,” Vyskocil continued.
“Bragg’s throw-everything-at-the-wall approach to privilege is unpersuasive,” she added, shooting down the DA’s claim that sensitive information would be revealed.
The judge then asserted that Bragg is the one who got this whole thing started when he decided to file his lawsuit.
“The Court is further unmoved by Bragg’s purported concern at the prospect of ‘inject[ing] partisan passions’ into a forum where they do not belong. By bringing this action, Bragg is engaging in precisely the type of political theater he claims to fear,” Vyskocil remarked.
“Jordan and the Committee have identified several valid legislative purposes underlying the subpoena,” Vyskocil declared before adding, “There can be no doubt that Congress may permissibly investigate the use of federal funds, particularly where the result of the investigation might prompt Congress to pass legislation changing how such funds are appropriated or may be spent.”
She then pointed out that the case is chock full of political motivations.
“Bragg complains of political interference in the local DANY [District Attorney of New York] case, but Bragg does not operate outside of the political arena,” her ruling divulged. “Bragg is presumptively acting in good faith. That said, he is an elected prosecutor in New York County with constituents, some of whom wish to see Bragg wield the force of law against the former President and a current candidate for the Republican presidential nomination.”
“Jordan, in turn, has initiated a political response to what he and some of his constituents view as a manifest abuse of power and nakedly political prosecution, funded [in part] with federal money, that has the potential to interfere with the exercise of presidential duties and with an upcoming federal election,” the judge stated.
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