Court Rules Against Bragg On Lawsuit Against Jim Jordan

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Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is riding into notoriety on his high horse of political prosecution against all Republican adversaries he can, while the city he serves is rapidly devolving into one of the most dangerous cesspools of crime in the country.

That’s not stopping him as he’s doubled down on his efforts against conservative kingpins like former President Donald Trump by bringing about a lawsuit on GOP-led House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan (R-OH), claiming his investigation of Bragg’s indictment of Trump is a means of “intimidation and attack” against the DA’s office.

On Tuesday, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York denied a temporary restraining order request recently filed by Alvin Bragg against Jordan aimed at preventing him from interviewing a former prosecutor regarding Bragg’s investigation into former President Donald Trump, Breitbart has revealed.

Attempting to stop Jordan from following through on a subpoena he issued to Mark Pomerantz, a former special assistant in the Manhattan district attorney’s office, Bragg filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against him. Pomerantz left the Manhattan office when he suspected that Bragg was likely to halt the Trump investigation that the DA had initiated upon taking office.

As Breitbart News reported:

Bragg, according to a memorandum with the filing, is not only looking to stop Jordan “from enforcing this unlawful and unconstitutional subpoena” by obtaining a temporary restraining order, but also “to prohibit Mr. Pomerantz from complying with it.”

The memorandum described the move to subpoena Pomerantz, which was first reported by Breitbart News last week, as an “abuse” of congressional authority.

“Their latest salvo—the subpoena to Mr. Pomerantz—is an abuse of congressional process and a brazen incursion into New York’s exercise of its sovereign prosecutorial powers,” it stated.

Bragg’s request for a temporary restraining order, which would have prevented Jordan from subpoenaing Pomerantz immediately after he filed his lawsuit, was denied by Trump-appointed US District Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil.

“The Court declines to enter the proposed Temporary Restraining Order and Order to Show Cause,” the court ordered. “It is HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff’ shall effect service on the Defendants of the Complaint together with a copy of this Order, the Plaintiff’s motion, and any supporting papers, on or before 9:00 PM tonight.”

Judge Vyskocil noted that Bragg’s complaint referenced a declaration from Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr, but “the Court has not been provided with this document yet, nor is it on the docket.” The court also said Bragg failed to provide a copy of the subpoena served on Pomerantz.

Mike Davis, founder and president of the pro-Trump Article III Project and former Chief Counsel for Nominations to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) told Breitbart News that Bragg’s lawsuit against Jordan is “laughably frivolous.”
“Soros-funded Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg’s lawsuit against House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan is laughably frivolous, as evidenced by the fact Bragg couldn’t even win a temporary restraining order,” Davis said. “Harvard Law should demand that Bragg return his law degree.”

Jordan was given a deadline of April 17 at 9:00 a.m. by the court for any response to be filed before the hearing on April 19.

The case is Bragg v. Jordan, No. 23-cv-3032 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.


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