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Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has agreed to testify before the House Judiciary Committee following former President Trump’s sentencing in New York.

Joining Bragg at the hearing will be Matthew Colangelo, a top prosecutor in the case. Colangelo, who delivered the opening arguments during Trump’s trial, is also set to provide testimony. His appearance comes amid ongoing demands from the Judiciary Committee for information about his role, with requests extending to entities such as the Justice Department

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Bragg’s agreement to testify comes after he initially postponed the appearance until after Trump’s trial concluded. This decision was made to avoid public commentary on the case before the judge had determined the former president’s punishment.

This development comes after the Justice Department said it could not find any communications between federal prosecutors and Bragg’s office. The Department’s claim aims to dispel claims from some Republican lawmakers that federal prosecutors influenced Bragg’s decision to charge Trump. Attorney General Merrick Garland previously termed these accusations by Republicans as “dangerous conspiracy theories.”

Despite the claims, republicans on the committee have suggested that the Justice Department could be behind the New York charges against Trump, noting that the lead prosecutor, Matthew Colangelo, previously worked at the Department of Justice before taking a job at the Manhattan DA’s office.


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