26.1 C
Saturday, June 10, 2023

House GOP Representative Jordan Sued by Manhattan DA over Trump Hush Money Case

Trump was indicted on grounds of faking business records in the hush money case

Must read

Hrishita Chatterjee
Hrishita Chatterjee
Covering culture and trending topics

UNITED STATES: Alvin Bragg, Manhattan District Attorney, sued Jim Jordan, House Judiciary Chairman, on Tuesday in light of “an unprecedentedly brazen and unconstitutional attack” on a local criminal case by the Ohio Republican. Jordan’s inquiry, in accordance with Bragg, came in between the criminal proceedings. 

A restraining order against the subpoena was not imposed by U.S. District Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil on Tuesday. Jim Jordan had until April 17 to submit a written response, and April 19 was the date for the case’s oral arguments.

- Advertisement -

This lawsuit heightened the tension between Bragg, who is a Democrat, and the supporters of Trump, who are Republicans who are also members of Congress. Congress was considered a “super grand jury” to “second guess the judgement of New York citizens and interfere with the state criminal justice process,” as characterised by the lawsuit that mentioned, “These statements have had a powerful effect,” adding “But rather than denounce efforts to vilify and denigrate the District Attorney and the grand jury process, House Republicans are participating in those efforts.”

Trump was indicted on charges of faking business records in the hush money case, whereby a pornstar, Stormy Daniels, was paid $130,000 by him to keep silent before Trump’s 2016 presidential run. 

- Advertisement -

Trump supporters were called out in Bragg’s lawsuit, including House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., for inciting the triggers for this case against Trump that initiated demonstrations before January 6, 2021. 

A comparison is made by the lawsuit on Trump’s call for demonstrations following his arrest, which bears a striking resemblance to the December 19, 2020, tweet in which he urged his supporters to protest after he lost the 2020 presidential election: “Big protest in D.C. on January 6th.” “Be there, we will be wild!” 

- Advertisement -

According to Bragg’s lawsuit, Jordan allegedly wanted to question Pomerantz about the Trump case, which he referred to as “no less an assault on state sovereignty than subpoenaing the District Attorney himself.” 

The lawsuit claimed that despite Jordan’s claims that he is exercising control, “he has no power under the Constitution to oversee state and municipal criminal cases.”

Michael Cohen, Trump’s former fixer and lawyer, testified that he initiated the payments to Daniels for her to keep silent that made Trump get indicted. Federal and state campaign laws were also violated, which in turn elevated Trump’s legal charges.

Also Read: No Handcuffs When Trump Surrenders, Says His Lawyer


- Advertisement -


- Advertisement -

Trending Today