GOP House Members are demanding that Manhattan DA Alvin Btagg turn over all of his documents in relation to the possible indictment of President Trump.
There is a lot of acrimonies aimed at Bragg for many reasons, the least of which is the fact that Hillary Clinton did the exact same thing, and all she got was a fine. Hillary lied on her campaign report that she paid $1 million for legal services that actually paid for the debunked Hillary dossier.
House Judiciary Committee chairman Jim Jordan, House Oversight Committee chairman James Comer, and House Administration Committee chairman Bryan Steil are all calling for the Manhattan DA to provide all documents and communications involving his investigation into Trump.
They also wan6t him to sit for a transcribed interview. fat chance of that happening. The Democrats’ motto is, “Democracy dies in darkness….we hope.” Honesty is never the best policy when you are a Democrat.
The lawmakers wrote:
“You are reportedly about to engage in an unprecedented abuse of prosecutorial authority: the indictment of a former President of the United States and current declared candidate for that office. This indictment comes after years of your office searching for a basis—any basis—on which to bring charges, ultimately settling on a novel legal theory untested anywhere in the country and one that federal authorities declined to pursue.”
GOP members in the House are already investigating to see if federal resources were used to aid Bragg in his pursuit. The DOJ has already looked into the Stormy Daniels payoff and determined that there was no there there and they refused to charge him. In New York state, what Trump did is only a misdemeanor, especially since he used his own money as opposed to Hillary using money donated by other people.
Elected Republican officials and presidential candidates have defended Trump against the likely prosecution, highlighting liberal billionaire George Soros’ donations to Bragg. The Manhattan DA has also declined to prosecute numerous felonies, the Republicans have noted, while investigating Trump for allegedly falsifying business records, a misdemeanor.
Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy pledged action against Bragg on Sunday at the House Republican Conference retreat, telling reporters that he was speaking with Jordan about it. He later added that he does not believe people should protest an indictment.
“Your decision to pursue such a politically motivated prosecution—while adopting progressive criminal justice policies that allow career ‘criminals [to] run[ ] the streets’ of Manhattan—requires congressional scrutiny about how public safety funds appropriated by Congress are implemented by local law–enforcement agencies. In addition, your apparent decision to pursue criminal charges where federal authorities declined to do so requires oversight to inform potential legislative reforms about the delineation of prosecutorial authority between federal and local officials. Finally, because the circumstances of this matter stem, in part, from Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation, Congress may consider legislative reforms to the authorities of special counsels and their relationships with other prosecuting entities,” the Republicans added.
Michael Cohen, Trump’s former attorney, paid Daniels $130,000 days before the 2016 election as part of a non-disclosure agreement related to an affair. Daniels later violated the NDA and was ordered to pay Trump $300,000. Prosecutors reportedly believe that the payment violated New York law since Trump classified it as a “legal expense.”