Manhattan DA Request To Block Congressional Subpoena For Former Employee - REJECTED by Court Judge

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  • Source: Wayne Dupree
  • 04/20/2023
On Wednesday, a New York court rejected Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's request to block a congressional subpoena for Mark Pomerantz, a former member of the DA's office.

Pomerantz vigorously pushed for the prosecution of former President Donald Trump when he was working for the district attorney's office. He quit a few months after Bragg took over, claiming his inability to bring charges against the outgoing president. Pomerantz later wrote a book describing the incident.

After Bragg attempted to have the subpoena blocked, Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil agreed with the House Judiciary Committee, according to the Epoch Times. Jim Jordan, the Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is looking for Pomerantz's testimony as part of the committee's inquiry into Bragg's indictment of Trump.

We anticipate Mark Pomeranz's deposition before the Judiciary Committee, according to Jordan spokesman Russell Dye, who said that "today's decision shows that Congress has the ability to conduct oversight and issue subpoenas to people like Mark Pomeranz."

Jordan had referred to Bragg's plea to quash the subpoena as "extraordinary" and "unconstitutional" for attempting to stop "a witness from complying with a duly issued subpoena."

In response to a 2016 payment his then-personal attorney, Michael Cohen, made to Stormy Daniels, Bragg has initiated charges against the former president. Trump has entered a not-guilty plea. The case has primarily been condemned by Republicans as a political prosecution.

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