Trump, Bragg, Cohen and GOP Lawmakers Entangled in Lawsuits

Former President Trump leaves Trump Tower for Manhattan Criminal Court in New York.InternationalIndiaAfricaLegal infighting between former President Donald Trump, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg, Jr. and US Republican lawmakers is continuing, much to the astonishment of US legal observers.Earlier this week, Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan responded to a motion from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg that sought to reject a subpoena for testimony from his former prosecutor, Mark Pomerantz, who previously investigated ex-President Trump.”Plaintiff District Attorney Alvin Bragg, Jr., seeks extraordinary and unconstitutional relief from this Court to impede a Congressional inquiry by preventing a witness from complying with a duly issued subpoena,” Jordan wrote on Monday in a court filing as quoted by Just the News, making it clear that GOP lawmakers won’t let Bragg cover-up his apparent political bias.The exchange came after Trump was indicted on March 30 by a Manhattan grand jury on charges pertaining to alleged hush money payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels. The former president pleaded not guilty, while US Republican lawmakers kicked off a congressional investigation into Bragg on behalf of Trump.AmericasUS Congressman Says Introducing Bill to Defund Manhattan DA’s Office Amid Trump Case13 April, 17:11 GMTThe House Committee on the Judiciary Committee alleges that the prosecution of former President Trump was politically motivated and “could give rise to issues of substantial federal concern.””This is because a former President is unlike any other former federal official or employee, and Congress has long recognized that ‘[t]he interest of the American people in the President does not cease when his term of office has ended’,” Jordan highlighted.Bragg has been repeatedly criticized by US conservatives over what they saw as his obsession with suing the former president. Republicans also drew attention to the fact that Bragg received more than $1 million from the George Soros-funded Color Of Change political action committee while running for Manhattan DA. Bragg also openly boasted about suing Trump “more than a hundred times.” Republican lawmakers also emphasized that Bragg decided to dig up the six-year old case and go after Trump immediately after the former president announced his new 2024 bid.In response to congressional investigation, Bragg rushed to file a civil lawsuit against Jordan for interfering with prosecution of Trump.”Plaintiff District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg, Jr. brings this action in response to an unprecedently brazen and unconstitutional attack by members of Congress on an ongoing New York State criminal prosecution and investigation of former President Donald J. Trump,” read the motion filed on April 11.AmericasDonald Trump Sues Michael Cohen, Accuses Ex-Attorney of Breach of Contract & ‘Spreading Falsehoods’13 April, 05:19 GMTWhile American lawmakers and the DA have been accusing each other of “unconstitutional” actions, Donald Trump sued his former attorney Michael Cohen for $500 million for violating attorney-client privilege by illegally disclosing client confidences and spreading falsehoods about the former president on April 12.Commenting on the emerging bunch of intertwined lawsuits and the rationale behind Trump’s indictment, Andrew McCarthy, former Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, wrote: “You think I’m making this up, don’t you?”American legal observers have earlier raised a lot of questions about Bragg’s legal effort, suggesting that the case could end up in embarrassment rather than placing Trump behind bars or preventing him from running.Meanwhile, Trump braces for more indictments by prosecutors in Georgia and Washington and continues his presidential campaign no matter what. The unfolding legal and political battles appear to be hotter than any Netflix series, so stay tuned.


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