'Unlawful': Manhattan DA stiff-arms House GOP info request on Trump case
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Braggs office on Thursday rejected as unlawful the demands by three House GOP chairs whod sought sensitive details about his investigation of former President Donald Trump.
Leslie Dubeck, Braggs general counsel, wrote to Judiciary, Oversight and Administration Committee Chairs Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), James Comer (R-Ky.) and Bryan Steil (R-Wis.) in response to their requests for an interview with Bragg as well as a swath of documents. Dubeck countered that the newly launched GOP probe is an unprecedented inquiry into a pending local prosecution.
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. Neither fact is a legitimate basis for congressional inquiry, she wrote in the letter, a copy of which was obtained by POLITICO.
Her letter amounts to a sharp rebuke of a GOP inquiry launched days after Trump personally predicted his own imminent arrest, nudging House Republicans to rally behind him. Dubeck indicated that Braggs office had adopted the Justice Departments longstanding position to refuse to provide Congress with details of ongoing criminal investigations while also saying that the office would meet and confer with the lawmakers aides to determine if any information could be shared.