A federal judge refused Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg’s petition for a temporary restraining order to prohibit House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan (R-OH) from interviewing a former prosecutor regarding Bragg’s indictment against former President Trump on Tuesday.
Bragg sued Jordan on Tuesday, attempting to prevent him from following through with a subpoena that he sent to Mark Pomerantz, the former special assistant in the district attorney’s office in Manhattan who left once Bragg took over, frustrated that Bragg halted the Manhattan office’s inquiry into Trump.
According to Breitbart News:
“Bragg, based on a memorandum accompanying the complaint, is seeking a temporary restraining order not just to prevent Jordan from enforcing this improper and unconstitutional subpoena, but also to bar Mr. Pomerantz from cooperating with it.”
“The move to subpoena Pomerantz, first reported by Breitbart News last week, was described as an abuse of congressional authority in the memorandum.”
“Their newest salvo—the subpoena issued to Mr. Pomerantz—is a violation of congressional procedure and a blatant interference into the exercise of the state of New York’s sovereign prosecutorial powers,” it said.
However, only hours after Bragg filed his petition, Trump-appointed U.S. District Court judge Mary Kay Vyskocil rejected Bragg’s petition for a temporary restraining order, that would’ve stopped Jordan from subpoenaing Pomerantz immediately.
The court ruled, “The Court refuses to grant the requested Temporary Restraining Order along with Order to Show Cause. It is HEREBY ORDERED that this Complaint, in addition to a copy of this Order, the Plaintiff’s motion, and any supporting papers, be served on the Defendants on or before 9:00 PM tonight.”
Bragg’s issue referred to a statement from Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr., but “the Court hasn’t been presented with this document as of yet, nor is it on the docket,” according to Judge Vyskocil. In addition, the court stated that Bragg neglected to furnish a copy of the subpoena served on Pomerantz.
Bragg’s complaint against Jordan is “laughably frivolous,” according to Mike Davis, the president and founder of the pro-Trump Article III Initiative and former Chief Counsel for Nominations to Senate Judicial Chair Chuck Grassley (R-IA).
“The lawsuit filed by Soros-funded Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg against House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan is embarrassingly frivolous, as evidenced by Bragg’s inability to obtain a temporary restraining order,” Davis stated. “Harvard Law ought to require Bragg to return his law degree.”
Jordan was given until April 17 at 9:00 a.m. to file any response before the final hearing on April 19.