House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan subpoenaed a former New York County district attorney official Thursday who pushed for the investigation into former President Donald Trump’s finances.
Jordan subpoenaed former New York County Special District Attorney Mark Pomerantz, arguing he politicized the investigation into Trump and encouraged District Attorney Alvin Bragg to charge Trump.
Trump pleaded not guilty to 34 felony charges Tuesday after a Manhattan grand jury voted to indict him March 30. Trump is accused of falsifying business records in the first degree to keep former porn star Stormy Daniels quiet about an alleged affair.
Pomerantz resigned in 2022, arguing Trump was “guilty of numerous felony violations” in his resignation letter, which came one day after Bragg said he wasn’t ready to move forward with charges, according to CNN. (RELATED: Stormy Daniels Says Trump’s ‘Crimes Against’ Her Are Not ‘Worthy’ Of Jail Time)
“Pomerantz publicly criticized Bragg for failing to aggressively prosecute President Trump and even wrote a memoir describing his eagerness to investigate President Trump and disclosing internal deliberations about the investigation,” the committee wrote in a press release. “Pomerantz’s public statements about the investigation strongly suggest that Bragg’s prosecution of President Trump is politically motivated.”
#BREAKING: @Jim_Jordan subpoenas Mark Pomerantz to appear for deposition.
Pomerantz led the investigation into President Trump’s finances before resigning in protest after Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s initial reluctance to move forward with charges against Trump. pic.twitter.com/dp27mQFNMH
— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) April 6, 2023
Pomerantz declined a request for cooperation in March, saying the New York County District Attorney’s Office advised him against.