Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is riding to fame on his high horse of political prosecution against all Republican opponents he can find, while the city he serves is swiftly devolving into one of the most dangerous crime cesspools in the nation.
That hasn’t stopped him from doubling down on his efforts against conservative kingpins such as former President Donald Trump by filing a lawsuit against GOP-led House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan (R-OH), claiming his investigation of Bragg’s indictment of Trump is a “attack” on the DA’s office.
Breitbart reports that on Tuesday, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York denied Alvin Bragg’s request for a temporary restraining order barring Jordan from interviewing a former prosecutor regarding Bragg’s investigation into former President Donald Trump.
Tuesday, Bragg filed a lawsuit against Jordan to prevent him from executing a subpoena he issued to Mark Pomerantz, a former special assistant in the Manhattan district attorney’s office. Pomerantz departed the Manhattan office when he became suspicious that Bragg would cease the Trump investigation that the district attorney had initiated upon assuming office.
According to a Breitbart News report:
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.
Trump-appointed US District Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil denied Bragg’s request for a temporary restraining order, which would have prevented Jordan from subpoenaing Pomerantz immediately after he filed his lawsuit.
Soros-funded Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg's (frivolous) lawsuit against House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan is already off to a bad start for Bragg:
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York declined to even enter a temporary restraining order.
— 🇺🇸 Mike Davis 🇺🇸 (@mrddmia) April 12, 2023
“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 mentioned 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 stated that Bragg did not provide a copy of the subpoena that was issued to Pomerantz.
Mike Davis, founder and president of the pro-Trump Article III Project and former Chief Counsel for Nominations to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), stated to Breitbart News that Bragg’s suit 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.”
The court set April 17 at 9:00 a.m. as the deadline for Jordan to file a rejoinder prior to the April 19 hearing.
Case number 23-cv-3032 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York is Bragg v. Jordan.