Manhattan District Attorney has broken his silence on the potential indictment of former President Donald Trump.
On Thursday, Bragg addressed the claim by former President Trump that he would be arrested in connection to an investigation into a hush money payment made to adult film star Stormy Daniels, calling it the creation of a “false expectation.”
According to The Hill, Bragg responded to demands by House Republicans pushing to force his testimony and turn over all documents and communication on the case, in a letter to Congress that such a move was an “unprecendent[ed] inquiry into a pending local prosecution.”
Bragg’s general counsel sent a five-page letter to GOP House committee chairmen Jim Jordan(Ohio), Bryan Steil (Wis.), and James Comer (Ky.) regarding their request for documents and testimony in the Trump investigation.
“The letter only came after Donald Trump created a false expectation that he would be arrested the next day and his lawyers reportedly urged you to intervene,” Bragg wrote.
“If charges are brought at the conclusion, it will be because the rule of law and faithful execution of the District Attorney’s duty require it,” he wrote.
“The Letter’s allegation that the DA’s Office is pursuing a prosecution for political purposes is unfounded, and regardless, the proper forum for such a challenge is the Courts of New York, which are equipped to consider and review such objections.”
“Your letter treads into territory very clearly reserved to the states. It suggests that Congress’s investigation is being ‘conducted solely for the personal aggrandizement of the investigators or to “punish” those investigated,’ and is, therefore, ‘indefensible,’” he writes, pointing to a 1957 Supreme Court ruling limiting congressional investigations.
Trump wrote in a Truth Social post over the weekend that he expected to be arrested on Tuesday in connection to the probe, but as of Thursday morning, no charges have been announced and the grand jury weighing the case is not expected to meet for the rest of the week.
“ILLEGAL LEAKS FROM A CORRUPT & HIGHLY POLITICAL MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OFFICE, WHICH HAS ALLOWED NEW RECORDS TO BE SET IN VIOLENT CRIME & WHOSE LEADER IS FUNDED BY GEORGE SOROS, INDICATE THAT, WITH NO CRIME BEING ABLE TO BE PROVEN, & BASED ON AN OLD & FULLY DEBUNKED (BY NUMEROUS OTHER PROSECUTORS!) FAIRYTALE, THE FAR & AWAY LEADING REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE & FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WILL BE ARRESTED ON TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK,” Trump posted to his social media platform Truth Social. “PROTEST, TAKE OUR NATION BACK!”
Trump’s call was shortly followed by a demand from a trio of House Republican chairmen on Monday for testimony from Bragg ahead of his anticipated prosecution of Trump.
“Here we go again — an outrageous abuse of power by a radical DA who lets violent criminals walk as he pursues political vengeance against President Trump,” McCarthy said on Twitter. “I’m directing relevant committees to immediately investigate if federal funds are being used to subvert our democracy by interfering in elections with politically motivated prosecutions.”
Prosecutors are expected to charge Trump with a felony by arguing that the alleged crime was committed to hide an illegal campaign contribution. The potential problem for Trump centers around how his company reimbursed former attorney Michael Cohen, who pleaded guilty to related charges and served time in prison.
The payment to Daniels was listed as a legal expense and Trump’s company cited a retainer agreement with Cohen. The retainer agreement did not exist and the reimbursement was not related to any legal services from Cohen, thus setting up a potential misdemeanor criminal charge of falsifying business records. A report by NBC News said that Trump personally signed several of the checks to Cohen while he was serving as president.
Prosecutors can elevate the misdemeanor to a felony if they can prove that Trump’s “‘intent to defraud’ included an intent to commit or conceal a second crime.”
Prosecutors argue that the second crime is that the $130,000 hush payment was an improper donation to the Trump campaign because the money was used to stop a story for the purpose of benefiting his presidential campaign.
god continues to bless his globalists and all his globalist puppets; soros and chester biden crime family and clinton crime family and zelensky and his media and his altar boy raping demonrat priests and all his CRIMINAL organizations; doj, fbi, cdc, usps, irs, fisa, fda, fcc, cia, un, nato etc .
Vlad, that’s not God blessing the evil dooers. According to biblical scriptures their time is marked and they will suffer the fruits of their labors. It’s hard to watch the followers of satin seem to never get punished, but they will receive their just reward.
Keep the faith Brother
It’s a politically motivated witcunt. Will we ever return to a unbiased and uncorrupt justice dept. as long as Soros and his cohorts are allowed to breathe?
Except the DA story sound serious but isn’t true! And he was hiding exculpatory evidence from the grand jury to get them to believe his fairy tales, , isn’t he a real trooper for his surgar daddy, George Soros?
God is in complete control of all the evil demonic beings walking here in our country as well as world wide. We need to pray everyday for those being persecuted here & abroad. Good wins period. Sure would be great though to see the people who are truly guilty face judgement but it may not happen on this life. This post probably does not meet their standards and will disappear but at least I feel better having voiced my opinion.
Trump, porn star, hunter laptop/biden, give it some thought, which one should they really be investigating if they were interested in truth and justice? IMO
Is Bragg on the take? Have contract on him? or coming accident
So does this mean that the 51 “intelligence agents” who signed a letter saying that the Hunter Biden Laptop story had “all the hallmarks of Russian disinformation” … knowingly putting out FALSE INFORMATION to protect Biden a couple of weeks before the election, can be indicted for “improper donations” to the Biden campaign that benefited from their LIES????
U have nothing on Trump. U have been prosecuting this man for the last 7 plus years, and still don’t have a dam thing.Get off his back,before u start a civil war u can’t win. A deplorable army of millions,are getting sick,of this incompetent,corrupt government,trying to shut up the other side with lies. Trump will win in a landslide,because the dumbocrap party won’t back biden and harris,they know they will be crushed in the election.After electing the two worse candidates for Pres and VP, in American history, america will kick these two to the curb,in 2024,for just an embarrassing,failures,that have destroyed our country with idioctic poilcies
All the analysis of what Bragg could charge Trump with (including analysis by liberal lawyers) requires guilt of a Federal felony for the state misdemeanor crime to be elevated to a felony, and therefore still not have missed the statute of limitations deadline. So how does Bragg contend that it is not of federal jurisdiction interest?
CAN ‘DOUBLE JEOPARDY’ APPLY IN THIS DEBACLE???? CURIOUS!!!!