DA Alvin Bragg Sues GOP Rep Jim Jordan

Manhattan District Attorney-elect Alvin Bragg, a former top deputy to New York's attorney general, speaks to supporters in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. Democrat Alvin Bragg was elected Tuesday as Manhattan's first Black district attorney, a position that will give him oversight of prosecutions and ongoing investigations involving former President Donald Trump.(AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
  • Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D) sued House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) Tuesday, calling his investigation into Bragg’s prosecution of former President Trump a “transparent campaign to intimidate and attack” his office’s work.
  • The suit, filed in federal court in New York, is the most aggressive push back yet from Bragg in response to Jordan, who in recent days subpoenaed a former prosecutor who worked on the Trump investigation and last week asked another employee to turn over personal emails about his hiring process.
  • “Congress has no power to supervise state criminal prosecutions. Nor does Congress have the power to serve subpoenas ‘for the personal aggrandizement of the investigators or to punish those investigated,’” Bragg’s office writes in the suit, pointing to a case initiated by Trump that ultimately limited Congress’s subpoena power.