"The three chairmen " House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan, House Oversight Chairman James Comer and House Administration Chairman Bryan Steil " sent a letter calling for testimony from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg and criticizing his investigation into Trump as an "unprecedented abuse of prosecutorial authority."
It's the latest effort by House Republicans to try to muddy the waters ahead of the possibility that Trump could become the first former president ever to be indicted."
"Your decision to pursue such a politically motivated prosecution ... requires congressional scrutiny about how public safety funds appropriated by Congress are implemented by local law-enforcement agencies," the chairmen wrote.
The letter comes after House Speaker Kevin McCarthy called on relevant committees to probe Bragg's actions. McCarthy has admitted he has no knowledge of whether federal funds have actually been used for the probe, but has argued that's why House Republicans need to investigate.
The Manhattan DA's office declined to comment Saturday on whether any federal funding has been used to support investigations into Trump.
A spokesperson for Bragg responded later Monday to the lawmakers' letter, saying, "We will not be intimidated by attempts to undermine the justice process, nor will we let baseless accusations deter us from fairly applying the law."
Once a traitor, always a traitor.
Hey, 'member when "conservatives" didn't like when Big Gov interfered with state laws?
You know, like with abortion and guns n' stuff.
I guess it's OK sometimes. You know, like when the state is following their laws and about to indict your Pres candidate and cult leader.