House GOP targets Manhattan DA in Trump probe

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Reports of an impending indictment of former President Donald Trump have prompted House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and other senior GOP leaders to plan to request testimony from members of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office.

There are discussions among Republicans to send letters requesting employees of the Manhattan DA’s office to provide sworn testimony, as per a GOP official familiar with the matter, Politico is reporting.

The potential request arises from speculation about the sudden revival of the hush-money case, which had been put on hold by state and federal prosecutors.

The GOP official, who requested anonymity because the plans have not been confirmed, mentioned that Speaker Kevin McCarthy, a longtime Trump supporter and friend, is “fully supportive and pushing folks to be aggressive here.”

Bragg himself is in the GOP’s crosshairs, though it’s not clear if he’ll be immediately summoned. “He should come testify before Congress,” Politico reported.

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