The Manhattan district attorney’s office on Monday issued a response to House Republicans’ demands to have District Attorney Alvin Bragg testify amid reports that former President Donald Trump will be indicted soon.
“We will not be intimidated by attempts to undermine the justice process,” a spokesperson for Bragg told news outlets in the first public response to inquiries linked to the Trump investigation. “Many false claims have been lobbed out, so let’s set the record straight. New York remains one of the safest big cities in the US.”
Republicans, Trump, and some legal scholars have said that Bragg’s pursuit of what they have called left-wing policies have led to a surge in violent crime in New York City and have questioned why the DA is targeting Trump over an incident that occurred in 2016 while crime remains relatively high in the city. Law enforcement groups have said the DA’s office’s policies have led to the release of repeat offenders who instead should be jailed, leading to more criminal activity.
Late last week, a court source told news outlets that Trump could be indicted this week, while the former president later wrote on Truth Social that he believes an indictment will be handed down on Tuesday. He called for his supporters to protest the arrest, while reports say that Bragg is looking to charge Trump for misclassifying alleged hush payments he made to Stormy Daniels during the 2016 campaign.
“WILL BE ARRESTED ON TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK. PROTEST, TAKE OUR NATION BACK!” he wrote via Truth Social.
House Republicans sent a letter to Bragg on Monday, demanding testimony and documents over the investigation. Both Trump and Republicans say that Bragg is engaging in a politically motivated investigation.
“You are reportedly about to engage in an unprecedented abuse of prosecutorial authority: the indictment of a former president of the United States and current declared candidate for that office,” said the letter, signed by Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), James Comer (R-Ky.), and Bryan Steil (R-Wis.).
On Sunday, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said the investigation appeared to be politically biased and said Bragg’s office was letting crime run rampant in the city. The speaker added that people shouldn’t protest the arrest of Trump, while other Republicans have said that would-be Trump demonstrators could be unfairly targeted if they turn out in New York City, a heavily Democrat area.
“So this guy is trying to create something when he has all the crime happening in New York, and he prides himself on not prosecuting everything else,” McCarthy said over the weekend about Bragg.
Meanwhile, an attorney who worked as an adviser to former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, provided testimony before a New York grand jury on Monday, according to Trump and others. Robert Costello told reporters outside the DA’s office Monday that Cohen, a convicted felon who was sentenced to three years in a federal prison, is reportedly testifying and is a poor choice for a witness.
“If they want to go after Donald Trump and they have solid evidence then so be it,” Costello said. “But Michael Cohen is far from solid evidence.”
“New York remains one of the safest big cities in the US.”
This District Attorney Alvin Bragg needs to read the crime stats for the past 3 years for NYC or if he has , HE is a fool or liar. I going for both, as well as incompetent and failing to keep his oath of office.
““Many false claims have been lobbed out, so let’s set the record straight. New York remains one of the safest big cities in the US.””
Right along with other Democrat Ruled cities like Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, etc. ect…… All safe, crime free cities. 😯 😯
To the Democrat Party and their Democrat RINOs, Gender, Truth, Facts, Reality and History are all irrelevant, if the Democrats or their RINOs do not WANT to believe them or they disagree with them. Democrats will just make up their own, Gender, Truth, Facts, Reality and History to fit what they WANT to believe or fits into the Con or Deception that they are running at the time and attempt to silence or destroy anyone or anything that doesn’t bow down to their lies, cons and deceptions. 🙁 🙁
Safest “Big cities”?? Don’t make me puke..
Keeping his office will ultimately prove more important than keeping his oath. Just watch as this illegal beagle Anti-Conservative, calumnious crustacean, crawfishes backward when public opinion if not public riots come after him and his personal Trump smears, for a New York version of a Louisianan crawfish boil. He will be clawing back his lies and fake allegations faster than a speeding socialist shrimp boat, run by a crew of losing liberal crab heads.
AND You can bet, he’ll cry Racism if he ever gets fired.
COMMENTCalling Bragg a Fraud is more accurate, along with the NYS AG Letitia James. They both had no intentions of keeping the citizens of NY safe from crime but rather had one job in mind. That one job is to persecute Pres.Trump. And the people of NY suffer because too many, especially in the City, ‘vote blue no matter who’.
THEN that’s on those voters..
Nothing more than a coordinated distraction from the Hunter/Brandon Krime Fiasco from a Soros funded Goon.
Well folks do like they did to the Supreme Court Justices give his home address and where he works and eats and where his Kids go to school and where their friends live and the Park and places they go to and see how long he continues with his illegal agenda Period
Although I dearly love New York City and all the activities it has to offer but I am frightened to go there anymore. Mr. Bragg and and the Other city officials should be more concerned with having a safe city than this nonsense.