Bragg's office replies to Chairman Jordan's request for hearing attendance

 June 9, 2024

Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg and his team were over the moon after former President Donald Trump was convicted on the 34 felony counts they charged him with. 

Many, including the former president, have insisted that the case and the trial were always politically rigged against Trump.

According to Fox News, last week House GOP leaders fired off a letter to Bragg asking him to attend a hearing regarding the "hush money" trial along with one of his prosecutors.

While Bragg and his office were silent on the matter for several days, they finally responded, though the response may not be to the Republicans' liking.

What happened?

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan asked Bragg and one of his prosecutors who used to work for President Joe Biden's Justice Department to attend a June 13 hearing.

Bragg's office finally responded to the request, hinting that the would likely cooperate with the request but not on the requested date, citing a full schedule.

Bragg's general counsel, Leslie Dubeck, sent a letter back to Jordan and other Republicans explaining why they wouldn't be attended the June 13 date, opting for perhaps a later date, depending on scheduling.

"This Office is committed to voluntary cooperation," Dubeck wrote in a letter first reported by Politico.

Dubeck added, "That cooperation includes making the District Attorney available to provide testimony on behalf of the Office at an agreed-upon date, and evaluating the propriety of allowing an Assistant District Attorney to testify publicly about an active prosecution to which he is assigned. However, the proposed date that the Subcommittee selected without consulting the Office presents various scheduling conflicts."

Bragg's lawyers also took shots at Jordan, accusing him of not making clear the purpose of the hearing.

It's getting serious

Dubeck essentially said that as long as Jordan makes clear what the intention of the hearing is, that Bragg's office might be able to schedule to sit for a hearing in the future.

Many have suggested that Jordan use his power to issue a subpoena to take things to the next leve, and Stefanie Farrell, a spokesperson for Jordan, seemed to hint at that possibility.

"Everything is on the table as to what is next," Farrell said.

Clearly, Bragg's office is playing games, using scheduling conflicts as an excuse, as the last thing they want to do is tarnish their big win in what would be a monunmental grilling in front of Congress.


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