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Bragg Sues Jordan

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) has been working double-time to show his fealty to Donald Trump and demonstrate his ability to "own the libs." The Representative has been running his reactionary anti-1/6 committee, albeit with less-than-stellar results. He's taking the show on the road next week and is holding hearings in New York City. And he's subpoenaed Mark Pomerantz, a former lieutenant of Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg, so that Jordan can go on a fishing expedition, grilling Pomerantz like a hot dog on Labor Day. And yes, that sentence had two food metaphors for the price of one.

Yesterday, Bragg struck back, filing suit against Jordan in federal court. In the 50-page complaint, the DA accuses the Representative of "an unprecedently brazen and unconstitutional attack by members of Congress on an ongoing New York State criminal prosecution and investigation." Jordan has until April 17 to respond, and then there will be a preliminary hearing on April 19.

At the moment, the only thing Bragg is specifically asking is that the subpoena of Pomerantz be quashed. However, there is plenty of other verbiage in there that, when we read between the lines, says: "You're getting dangerously close to obstructing justice Mr. Jordan (and Mr. Trump). Do you really want to keep going?" Jordan has never struck us as particularly stupid or particularly brave, so he might just back off here, and start playing things a little less aggressively. Trump, on the other hand, is quite stupid, so we don't imagine that Bragg's filing will have any impact on his behavior at all. (Z)

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