Rep. Matt Gaetz Submits Contempt Resolution Against Former Trump Investigator - Here's Why

Rep. Matt Gaetz on Tuesday submitted a resolution to punish former Trump investigation prosecutor Mark Pomerantz in contempt of Congress because, according to the Florida Republican lawmaker, Pomerantz failed to respond to inquiries regarding his time as a prosecutor despite authoring a tell-all book about it.

Gaetz, a member of the House Weaponization of the Federal Government Select Subcommittee, subpoenaed former Manhattan prosecutor Pomerantz in April. The prosecutor testified before Congress the next month after his attempts to get the subpoena overturned failed. 

But, according to Gaetz, "during his appearance, he failed to comply with the subpoena by falsely invoking his Fifth Amendment protection when asked questions concerning topics he addressed in his book."

Gaetz said, "I think Mr. Pomerantz committed malfeasance in his targeting of President Trump, and his unwillingness to respond to basic inquiries should not go unpunished.

Pomerantz need to be held in contempt and compelled to respond to inquiries from Congress, and if he refuses, the House Sergeant at Arms "must call him by force," Gaetz continued. 

In February 2022, Pomerantz and New York County District Attorney Carey Dunne both left their positions as Manhattan's prosecutor. Former President Donald Trump was finally charged in April with 34 charges relating to the alleged falsification of company documents, but Pomerantz expressed dissatisfaction in his departure letter because Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg would not indict him.

Pomerantz published "People vs. Donald Trump" earlier this year, which described his role in the inquiry against the former president.

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