Republicans Single Out Alvin Bragg

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On Saturday (March 25), House Republicans reprimanded Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D) for refusing to testify about his investigation into Trump’s alleged involvement in the hush money given to Stormy Daniels.

The letter from the three chairs of House Committees — Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-Ky.), Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), and Administration Committee Chair Bryan Steil (R-Wis.) — was a response to Bragg’s Thursday response to the initial request for testimony.

In his Thursday (March 23) reply, Bragg asserted the lawmakers’ request is an “unlawful incursion” into his probe.

Saturday, the trio of House Committee chairs sent an eight-page response, suggesting Bragg’s “claim that our constitutional oversight responsibilities” would “interfere with law enforcement is misplaced and unconvincing.”

The lawmakers note that determining whether Bragg’s office is “fairly enforcing the law or abusing prosecutorial discretion” to pursue a politically-motivated Indictment of former President Donald Trump is “serious” and “implicates significant federal interests.”

The Lawmakers’ initial request came as Trump claimed he would be indicted on Tuesday (March 21), prompting House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA.) to call for a House investigation into the matter.

Speculation has swirled that Bragg is nearing indicting Trump for his role in paying adult film actress Stormy Daniels $130,000 in hush money to remain quiet about an affair she had with Trump.

However, despite Trump’s prediction that he would be indicted on Tuesday, Bragg has yet to decide whether or not he’ll charge the former President, a decision that could be weeks away as the grand jury didn’t meet during the week.