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On April 11, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg filed a lawsuit against Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) to block his alleged “interference” and “obstruction” of the ongoing criminal prosecution of former President Donald Trump in New York.
In the filing, Bragg details that the suit was brought “in response to an unprecedentedly brazen and unconstitutional attack by members of Congress” on the state criminal investigation.
Over the past few weeks, Jordan—alongside other Republican House committee chairs—sent Bragg letters demanding documents and testimony relating to Trump’s indictment. On April 6, Jordan also issued a subpoena to Mark Pomerantz, a former New York County special assistant district attorney who was involved in the district attorney’s office’s investigation into Trump. In the April 11 filing, Bragg asked the court to provide a “permanent injunction, preliminary injunction, and temporary restraining order enjoining any enforcement of the subpoena served on Pomerantz” and enjoining Pomerantz’s compliance with the subpoena.
Counsel for Bragg submitted a memorandum of law in support of Bragg’s motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction, in which they argued that the subpoena “exceeds Congress’s authority under Article I of the Constitution and frustrates New York’s prerogative to enforce its own criminal law.”
You can read Bragg’s filing here or below:
And you can read the memorandum here or below: