On Thursday, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Republican Jim Jordan of Ohio, reportedly issued a subpoena to a former prosecutor with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
This individual had worked on the investigation into hush money payments made by former President Trump.
This action takes a nascent investigation into the office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D), which began shortly after Trump predicted that he would be arrested in connection with the investigation, to a new level.
It also comes at a time when Jordan has stated that he is considering issuing a subpoena to Bragg.
After receiving a letter asking him to discuss his departure from the office after conducting the investigation into Trump, Mark Pomerantz was served with a subpoena so that he may testify before the committee.
He then discusses a book written by Pomerantz on efforts to prosecute Trump, as well as media appearances made to promote the matter. He concludes by stating that he will not be voting for Trump.
Pomerantz walked away from his role as an investigator on Bragg’s Trump case because of their divergent perspectives on the president’s legal situation around a year ago.
On March 22, following an announcement from Trump the previous month that he expected to be arrested in connection with the hush money investigation, Jordan sent initial testimony requests to Pomerantz and Carey Dunne, a former Manhattan special assistant district attorney who also resigned from Bragg’s Trump investigation around the same time as Pomerantz.
The deadline for complying with the subpoena is April 20, and an earlier letter from the committee suggests that the panel wants all documents and correspondence he maintains that are related to the probe.