This story was originally published by the WND News Center.
A former prosecutor in Manhattan who badgered DA Alvin Bragg to charge President Donald Trump with some crime now has been summoned to testify before Congress on his agenda.
Mark Pomerantz worked in Bragg's office for a time, repeatedly urging Bragg to file a charge against Trump.
But Bragg's determination at the time was there was no case, and so Pomerantz left the office and, in a move that critics say violated a major ethics boundary for prosecutors, wrote a book about how Trump needed to be charged.
Bragg ultimately caved, assembling a grand jury indictment that was released the week and has drawn criticism from a long list of analysts for still presenting no coherent case.
Pomerantz, when he quit the DA's office, wrote that he was frustrated that Bragg hadn't charged Trump, claiming there was evidence of a crime.
His book, coming only shortly later, was called "People vs. Donald Trump" and he boasted it "might" contain secret grand jury information.
In it, Pomerantz likens Trump to John Gotti, which drew a threat of a defamation action.
Now Pomerantz will be appearing before Congress under subpoena.
He earlier refused to voluntarily cooperate.
Rep. Jim Jordan, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has sent a letter to Pomerantz stating, "We received a reply letter dated March 27, 2023, stating that, at the instruction of the New York County District Attorney's Office, you would not cooperate with our oversight.
"The New York County District Attorney's unprecedented prosecutorial conduct requires oversight to inform the consideration of potential legislative reforms that would if enacted, insulate current and former presidents from such politically motivated state and local prosecutions," Jordan wrote.
Bragg's eventual claims included 34 felony counts of business records violations, and he used a novel approach that involves elevating misdemeanors to felonies through the assumption that they pursued some other, unspecified, crimes, too.
Trump has pleaded not guilty to all, describing Bragg's work as another "witch hunt," that follows a long list of Democrat "witch hunts" launched against him, starting with the now-debunked "Russiagate" claims made against him during the 2016 campaign.
Trump – and many others – have concluded the charges are entirely political.
Jordan pointed out that Pomerantz should not be shielded from testifying about his agenda – since he's already published a book on the issue.
"You have no basis to decline to testify about matters before the committee that you have already discussed in your book and/or on a prime-time television program with an audience in the millions," he wrote.