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George Soros-backed Manhanhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is playing politics with former President Trump.
After a leak from his office indicating that the DA plans to indict Trump in the very near future, top House Republicans issued a letter to the partisan DA demanding that he come before Congress to testify on the possible indictment.
In response to the letter, a spokesperson from Bragg’s office told Fox News Digital, “We will not be intimidated by attempts to undermine the justice process, nor will we let baseless accusations deter us from fairly applying the law.”
“In every prosecution, we follow the law without fear or favor to uncover the truth. Our skilled, honest and dedicated lawyers remain hard at work,” the spokesperson added.
Even the New York Times has acknowledged that the case has its challenges. Bragg is trying to turn a potential misdemeanor into a felony. He’s up against the statute of limitations as well.
Other outlets point out that the case is “not exactly well-founded in precedent.” It “hinges on an untested and therefore risky legal theory involving a complex interplay of laws, all amounting to a low-level felony.”
The DA is bringing a case against a former U.S. president that would not typically be brought against anyone. It’s obviously for political purposes.
“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,” the letter to Bragg’s office said.
“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.
“If these reports are accurate, your actions will erode confidence in the evenhanded application of justice and unalterably interfere in the course of the 2024 presidential election.
“In light of the serious consequences of your actions, we expect that you will testify about what plainly appears to be a politically motivated prosecutorial decision,” the letter continued.
“In January 2022, soon after you took office, you expressed doubts about President Trump’s case and suspended the investigation,” the lawmakers wrote.
The letter came from the House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and the other top Republicans on the Administration and Oversight committees.
The committee demanded that Bragg turn over documents related to the investigation into Trump’s alleged payment to Stormy Daniels using campaign money weeks before the 2016 presidential election.
The money was hush money to keep her quiet about a supposed sexual encounter she had with Trump in 2006.
Federal prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and the Federal Election Commission both declined to investigate the incident any further or charge the former president.
Over the weekend, Trump announced that he expected to be arrested on Tuesday but that so far no arrest has come.
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Author: Linda Spina
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