Jordan Defends Trump: Manhattan DA’s Case as “Interference” in 2024 Election
Republican Congressman Jim Jordan of Ohio has called Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s case against former President Donald Trump as an “interference” in the upcoming 2024 Presidential election as Trump campaigns for the White House.
Using Tax Dollars to Indict a Former President for No Crime
During an interview with Fox Business host Jimmy Failla on Thursday evening, Jordan argued that Bragg’s move to use federal tax dollars to indict a former President for no crime amounted to interference with the federal election. Jordan claimed that the case against Trump was baseless and that Bragg’s action was intended to harm Trump’s campaign for the presidency.
A Politically Motivated Case
The charges against Trump relate to a six-figure hush money payment from Trump’s former fixer Michael Cohen to adult film star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 Presidential election. Trump has maintained that the case against him is politically motivated, a view shared by others in his party.
Subpoena of Former Prosecutor in the Manhattan DA’s Office
Jordan, as the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, subpoenaed Mark Pomerantz, a former prosecutor in the Manhattan DA’s office who led the investigation into Trump before resigning, citing concerns about Bragg’s hesitance to seek charges against the former President. However, Bragg sued to quash the subpoena to Pomerantz, claiming that the House GOP was attempting to undermine an active investigation and an ongoing New York criminal case with an unprecedented campaign of harassment and intimidation.
Interference with Investigation into Election
Jordan hit back, stating that Bragg’s effort to fight the subpoena was interfering with an investigation into interference in the most important election that the United States has, the Presidential election. He accused Bragg of trying to impede the investigation into election interference, claiming that it was essential to protect democracy and ensure that the election process was fair and transparent.
Jordan has defended Trump against what he perceives as a politically motivated case against the former President by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. Jordan claims that Bragg’s actions are intended to harm Trump’s campaign for the Presidency in 2024 and amount to interference in the federal election. However, Bragg maintains that the investigation is ongoing, and any attempt to undermine it would be tantamount to harassment and intimidation.