The office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has reportedly responded to House Republicans who are demanding documents and testimony about their case against former President Donald Trump, and is now accusing them of unlawfully interfering in the investigation.
The office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg referred to the demands of House Republicans as “unlawful political interference” in an ongoing criminal case.
House Republicans are demanding the documents and testimony from the case be released to them.
On Friday, Leslie B. Dubeck, the general counsel for Bragg’s office, wrote a letter to three of the most powerful Republican chairs in the House of Representatives.
In the letter, she called their requests were politically motivated.
“The Committees’ attempted interference with an ongoing state criminal investigation — and now prosecution — is an unprecedented and illegal incursion on New York’s sovereign interests,” she wrote in the letter.
Alvin Bragg, the district attorney for Manhattan, has launched an investigation into the allegations that Donald Trump was involved in the payment of hush money to the adult film actress Stormy Daniels in 2016 in order to silence her about allegations that she had an affair with Trump years earlier while he was running for president.
Trump has denied having sexual relations with Daniels and has denied manipulating company documents to disguise the payment. He has also denied having sexual contacts with Daniels.
The grand jury in Manhattan has now also taken a historic step by voting to indict Donald Trump on charges that are connected to the case.
After it was reported that Donald Trump could be indicted this week, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jim Jordan, along with the other top Republicans on the Administration and Oversight committees, wrote a letter to Bragg last week demanding that he turn over documents related to his investigation into Trump and testify before Congress.
So far it does not appear as though Bragg will be cooperating with the House GOP’s request.