Manhattan DA Rejects Demands From House GOP

The Guardian reports:

Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg has rejected demands from House Republican leaders to provide testimony and documents related to his investigation into Donald Trump’s alleged hush money payment. In a letter to the chairs of the House committees, Bragg called the request “an unprecedented inquiry into a pending local prosecution.”

He continued: “The Letter only came after Donald Trump created a false expectation that he would be arrested the next day and his lawyers repeatedly urged you to intervene. Neither fact is a legitimate basis for congressional inquiry.”

However, Bragg did agree to provide details into how his office has used federal funds, and requested a meeting to “understand whether the committee has any legitimate legislative interest in the requested materials”.

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