NEW: Judge Smacks Down District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s Restraining Order Request Against Jim Jordan


(trendingpoliticsnews) – On Monday, a federal judge in New York dealt a blow to the efforts of Alvin Bragg, Jr., the Manhattan district attorney, to prevent a House investigation into his office’s handling of certain high-profile cases related to the Trump indictment.

Bragg had filed a complaint and motion for a Temporary Restraining Order and a Preliminary Injunction against Jim Jordan, the chairman of the House Committee on the Judiciary, and Mark F. Pomerantz, a former federal prosecutor who was appointed by Bragg as a special assistant district attorney, to block the committee from obtaining documents and information related to his office’s handling of cases involving former President Donald Trump, his family, and their associates.

However, the judge denied Bragg’s request for a preliminary injunction, which would have temporarily barred the House from obtaining the documents, and ordered him to serve the defendants with the complaint and motion before 9 p.m. on Monday.

In her order, the judge said that Bragg had not met the standard for a preliminary injunction and that the balance of harms weighed against granting the injunction. She also set a hearing for April 19 to consider Bragg’s motion for a permanent injunction.

“The Court declines to enter the proposed Temporary Restraining Order and Order to Show Cause. It is HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff shall effect service on the Defendants of the Complaint together with a copy of this Order,” wrote the lawsuit.

Bragg had argued that the House investigation was unconstitutional and violated his office’s sovereignty. He claimed that the House’s inquiry was an attempt to interfere with his office’s ongoing criminal investigations, and that the House had no legitimate legislative purpose for seeking the documents.

But the judge rejected these arguments, stating that the House had a legitimate legislative purpose for seeking the documents and that Bragg had not shown that the investigation would interfere with his office’s ability to conduct its criminal investigations.

The House Committee on the Judiciary had previously issued subpoenas to Bragg’s office seeking information related to the investigation of Trump and his associates. The committee has said that it is investigating whether Bragg’s office is being influenced by political considerations in its handling of cases.

This decision represents a significant setback for Bragg’s efforts to resist the House investigation. The judge’s order means that Bragg will have to comply with the committee’s subpoenas and provide the requested documents and information. The hearing on April 19 will determine whether Bragg can obtain a permanent injunction to block the House investigation.