Manhattan DA's office hits back at GOP lawmakers over looming Trump indictment

Former President Trump (left) and Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. Photos: Spencer Platt and Christopher Goodney/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's office reiterated Tuesday that they won't be intimidated by House Republicans amid the investigation of former President Trump.

What they're 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," a spokesperson for Bragg said in a statement.

  • "In every prosecution, we follow the law without fear or favor to uncover the truth. Our skilled, honest and dedicated lawyers remain hard at work."

State of play: Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), James Comer (R-Ky.) and Bryan Steil (R-Wis.) sent a letter Monday to Bragg demanding that he testify before Congress and turn over any documents related to the Trump probe.

  • The GOP lawmakers accused Bragg of perpetrating an "unprecedented abuse of prosecutorial authority" and alleged that a "politically motivated" indictment would interfere in the course of the 2024 presidential election.
  • Trump and his allies have escalated attacks on Bragg ahead of a possible indictment over his alleged hush money payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels in 2016.
  • Bragg reassured his staff in a memo Saturday that efforts to intimidate them or threaten the rule of law will not be tolerated.

The big picture: Trump said in a Truth Social post Saturday that he expected to be arrested Tuesday and called on his supporters to rally in protest.

  • While he hasn't yet been indicted, no U.S. president has ever faced criminal charges.
  • House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has since announced a congressional investigation into Bragg's office.

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