Jim Jordan says subpoena for Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg on the table

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Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, presides during a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on what Republicans say is the politicization of the FBI and Justice Department and attacks on American civil liberties, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 9, 2023. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP

Jim Jordan says subpoena for Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg on the table

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Sen. Jim Jordan (R-OH) announced Sunday that a subpoena for Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is still on the table.

In an appearance on Fox News’ Sunday Morning Futures, Jordan denounced the indictment against former President Donald Trump, and said he would use his position as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee to make Bragg testify in front of Congress, even going so far as to subpoena him if need be.

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“Everything’s on the table, Maria,” Jordan told host Maria Bartiromo, when asked if Bragg would be subpoenaed if he didn’t testify willingly. “We’re going to talk with the other chairmen and look at the response. We just got his letter back. We’re reviewing that.”

He then suggested that something “bigger” is going on, saying that he doesn’t think “it’s an accident that the same week we learned that the IRS knocked on Matt Taibbi’s door while he’s testifying in Congress — that same week is when we learned a district attorney has got a left-wing district attorney, a Soros-backed district attorney … to go after the former president of the United States.”

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Jordan also took the opportunity to denounce the indictment against Trump and accuse Bragg of misconduct.

“Well, overall, it’s ridiculous. I mean, first of all, Mr. Bragg has conceded that he used federal funds,” he said. “We know that this grew out of the federal — the special counsel investigation, which is a Federal statute, and most importantly, involves a federal election. I mean, here we are, as you indicated, we’re four months away from the first debate in the primaries for the election to the most important office.”

Jordan defended himself against criticisms that Congress shouldn’t get involved in local prosecutorial decisions, pointing out that Bragg used federal funds.

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“Well, they keep saying, Oh, you’re not supposed to be involved because, you know, this is a local prosecutor, prosecution decision,” he said. “And we’re saying, ‘Well, look, you use federal funds. You can see that in your response. To the letter that myself, Mr. Style, Mr. Comer sent to you a few days ago, you can see that you’ve, we think this grew out of the special counsel investigation, as I said earlier, which is obviously a federal statute.”

Bragg has fought back against Congressional Republican criticisms, accusing them of trying to intimidate and interfere in the investigation.

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