(FixThisNation.com) – House Democrats have been defending Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s (D) criminal probe against former President Donald Trump, at a time when Republicans have widely attacked him claiming that the investigation into the hush money payment is politically motivated and that it is encroaching on independent law enforcement.
Rep. Ted Lieu (Calif.), vice chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, however, commented that it was better to wait and see what the charges would be and with what evidence. He added that they needed to “let law enforcement do their jobs without political interference.”
Last weekend Trump claimed that he was going to be arrested in association with the probe on Tuesday. However, that was not the case as a decision has not yet been made regarding any possible charges in his role in the hush payment made to adult film star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 presidential election. Trump’s prediction also proved to be wrong, as the grand jury is still expected to weigh in on the case next week. However, Trump’s claim led to three House committee Republican leaders sending a letter to Bragg requesting that he testify in connection to the probe.
Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) chairs the Judiciary Committee, James Comer (R-Ky.) chair of the Oversight panel and Bryan Steil (R-Wis.) chair of the Administration Committee sent a letter to Bragg on Monday asking him to testify. However, Bragg responded by saying that Trump had created “false expectations” about an arrest and proceeded to decline the request to provide information and his testimony.
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