DA Alvin Bragg To Appear Before House Committee Following Trump Trial

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg gestures while speaking during a news conference Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024, in New York. A man wanted in the killing of a woman found bludgeoned to death with an iron in a Manhattan hotel was apprehended in Arizona this week. But in a legal twist, Arizona officials are balking at sending him to New York to answer to authorities. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D) has agreed to appear before the House Judiciary Committee on July 12, the day after former President Trump’s sentencing following his conviction in New York.

One of the top prosecutors in the case, Matthew Colangelo, will also appear before the panel.

The hearing will be a major moment for the House GOP’s Oversight of those responsible for bringing charges against Trump.

Bragg’s appearance following the hush money trial makes him the first such prosecutor to appear before the panel after others who have filed charges against Trump have largely rebuffed demands from Chair Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), saying the invitations amount to inappropriate efforts to interfere in their ongoing investigations.

Bragg agreed to the invitation only after the conclusion of Trump’s trial, delaying his appearance by about a month as he said it would be improper to speak publicly on the case outside of a courtroom before a judge has fully weighed punishment for the former president.

Colangelo’s appearance is also notable, as the House Judiciary Committee has demanded information about him from multiple entities, including the Justice Department. Colangelo, who worked as a prosecutor in New York, including on cases involving the Trump family, worked at the Justice Department before returning to New York to work for Bragg’s team. Colangelo gave the opening arguments during Trump’s trial.

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