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The chairman of the House Judiciary has called on Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg to testify regarding the prosecution of former President Donald Trump.

On Friday, House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) announced his intention to demand testimony from Bragg and prosecutor Matthew Colangelo, who were involved in the hush money case against Trump. A post on the Judiciary’s weaponization subcommittee’s social media stated that both Bragg and Colangelo would be requested to appear at a June 13 hearing to discuss the “unprecedented political prosecution of President Trump.”


This quickly arranged hearing follows a jury’s decision to find Trump guilty on all 34 counts related to falsifying records to hide payments to adult film actress Stormy Daniels during the 2016 election. Bragg’s office has not responded to requests for comments and has previously resisted Jordan’s attempts to involve him in the Judiciary’s inquiries.

In response to Jordan’s prior requests for testimony, Bragg’s team accused him of trying to interfere with the justice system. “We will not be intimidated by attempts to undermine the justice process, nor will we let baseless accusations deter us from fairly applying the law,” a spokesperson for Bragg’s office asserted in March of last year.

Despite the trial’s conclusion, Bragg is expected to continue resisting Jordan’s summons due to ongoing aspects of the case. Trump’s sentencing is scheduled for July 11, and his legal team has indicated plans to appeal the verdict, potentially making Bragg hesitant to discuss the case further.

Digging Deeper:
Colangelo, who delivered the opening statement in Trump’s trial, has been a focus of Jordan’s scrutiny since his hiring in April last year. Formerly a senior Justice Department official under the Biden administration, Colangelo joined Bragg’s office in December 2022. He has extensive experience with Trump-related cases, including the 2018 lawsuit against Trump’s charitable organization and the probe into the Trump Organization that led to a significant penalty.



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