Republicans Meltdown As Mark Pomerantz Stonewalls Jim Jordan’s Alvin Bragg Probe
Former Manhattan prosecutor Mark Pomerantz complied with Jim Jordan’s subpoena within the Alvin Bragg investigation however gave Republicans no info.
Pomerantz ripped the investigation in his opening assertion:
Mark Pomerantz opening assertion to Home Judiciary Committee. He calls the committee’s subpoena to him “political theater” and explains that he’s taking the fifth now that formal prices are pending towards Trump pic.twitter.com/S8EeY6cr1u
— Annie Grayer (@AnnieGrayerCNN) May 12, 2023
Pomerantz referred to as Jordan’s investigation cynical histrionics, and mentioned that he’s not legally required to play a task within the Home Republican political theater. Pomerantz additionally mentioned that he was requested by DA Alvin Bragg not talk about details about the Trump case, which meant that Republicans had nothing. Pomerantz mentioned that the Trump case is privileged info, and he responded to questions by invoking his Fifth Modification rights.
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) was one of many Judiciary Committee Home Republicans who was outraged:
.@repdarrellissa on former New York District Lawyer Mark Pomerantz’s deposition earlier than the Home Judiciary Committee: “I’ve by no means had a extra obstructive and fewer cooperative witness in my over 20 years in Congress.” pic.twitter.com/Z8o0Fi1hFR
— CSPAN (@cspan) May 12, 2023
Rep. Issa mentioned, “The witness has not cooperated in any approach, form, or type, has merely appeared and I’d characterize as taking the fifth on each single query. He has answered no substantive questions in any respect.”
Issa added, “I’ve by no means had a extra obstructive and fewer cooperative witness in my over 20 years in Congress.”
CNN’s Paula Reid described Jim Jordan’s response:
CNN’s Paula Reid described Rep. Jim Jordan’s response to getting stonewalled by Mark Pomerantz as, “Jim Jordan got here out and requested what they have been going to do subsequent and he mentioned I’ll seek the advice of with different members, I’ll discuss to attorneys. It was fairly restrained for him. ” pic.twitter.com/wukzCEhE4M
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) May 12, 2023
Reid mentioned, “Jim Jordan got here out and requested what they have been going to do subsequent and he mentioned I’m going to seek the advice of with different members, I’m going to speak to attorneys. It was fairly restrained for him.”
It seems that Jim Jordan and Home Republicans don’t have the authorized authority to meddle in a neighborhood prison investigation. Jordan is making an attempt to analyze DA Bragg to assist Donald Trump who’s at present faces 34 counts of falsification of enterprise information.
Mark Pomerantz did his authorized obligation and nothing extra.
Jim Jordan’s muted reply mentioned all of it. Home Republicans can seethe, however there’s nothing that they will do to get solutions from anybody in Manhattan in regards to the prison investigation into Trump.
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Jason is the managing editor. He’s additionally a White Home Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work targeted on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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