Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D) has blasted House Republicans for requesting that he testify before lawmakers regarding his probe into former President Donald Trump’s role in the hush money payment made to adult film star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 presidential election.
Bragg specifically took to Twitter to note that it was inappropriate for Congress to be trying to “interfere in pending local investigations.” He then added that this request was only an attempt to “hinder, disrupt, and undermine” the work of the prosecutors in this case.
The probe recently made national headlines after Trump stated last week that he believed he was going to be arrested in connection to the probe on Tuesday. However, this proved to be incorrect, as Trump has not been charged or arrested in connection to this case. Still, his Truth Social post on Saturday had many Republicans rushing to defend him. In fact, some Republican lawmakers in Congress even went as far as to call Bragg in to testify at a congressional hearing.
However, Bragg was unwilling to voluntarily testify before Congress, as he noted in his response letters to the three Republican House committee chairs who had requested his testimony.
In their letter to Bragg, the chairs, including Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Bryan Steil (R-WI), and James Comer (R-KY) said that they wanted to have oversight over his investigation and examine whether Bragg’s probe was simply an attempt to harm former President Trump’s chances in the 2024 presidential election.