Alvin Bragg’s lawsuit rocks Jim Jordan
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) claimed that Manhattan Attorney Alvin Bragg sued him to block congressional oversight, which is not true.
Jordan responded to Bragg’s lawsuit by tweeting:
First, they do not charge a President with a crime.
Then they sue to block congressional oversight when we ask questions about the federal funds they allegedly used to do it.
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) April 11, 2023
Jordan’s pretense that Bragg’s office is receiving federal funding isn’t holding up well. Rep. Jordan is not investigating the use of federal funds because he is attempting to subpoena as witnesses people who work or have worked at the prosecutor’s office in the district attorney’s office.
If the investigation were about budgeting and spending, Jordan would want to speak to the members of the DA’s office who deal with budgetary matters, rather than people intimately familiar with the case against Donald Trump.
It seems Jordan never expected to be sued by Bragg.
The Ohio congressman apparently thought Bragg would sit back and allow him to meddle in his criminal case.
Republicans, including Trump, have harassed investigators and dropped investigations.
Alvin Bragg is sending the message that Jim Jordan won’t get away with the same old tactics, and the staunch Trump ally doesn’t know how to handle it.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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