House Republicans Insist on Information From Bragg’s Office on Trump Indictment

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House Republicans sent another letter to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg on Saturday, requesting the latter to provide more information about the potential indictment against former president Donald Trump.

“We reiterate the request in our March 20 letter and ask that you comply in full as soon as possible but no later than March 31, 2023,” the Republicans said in the letter (pdf).

The letter was signed by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), House Administration Committee Chair Bryan Steil (R-Wis.), and House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-Ky.).

Trump issued a statement on March 18 saying he expected to be indicted by Manhattan District Attorney’s Office on March 21.

In the statement on Truth Social post, the former president called his supporters to protest and “take our nation back!”

The three House Republican chairpersons sent a letter on Monday to Bragg for information related to the Trump probe, including whether federal funds were used in the investigation. Leslie Dubeck, general counsel of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said on Thursday—in response to the House Republicans’ letter—that his office will provide a letter detailing its use of federal funds.

However, Dubeck said the inquiry for information about the Trump probe is “unprecedented,” “unconstitutional,” and a violation of New York’s sovereignty.

Bragg’s office requested a meeting with the House Republicans “to understand whether the Committee has any legitimate legislative purpose in the requested material that could be accommodated without impeding those sovereign interests.”

The House Republicans said in the Saturday letter that they are not trying to block any prosecution by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.

“We are simply seeking information to carry out constitutional duties,” they wrote in the letter.

Meanwhile, the top Republicans insisted that “federal interest” is substantially involved in this probe.

By Allen Zhong

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