House Judiciary Committee and Trump Accuse Manhattan D.A. Alvin Bragg of Abuse of Power

( – The House Judiciary Committee has called on Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg to testify with regard to the case brought against former President Donald Trump. In anticipation of the Trump indictment, which was still pending at the time of this report, Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee chairmen defended Trump by “targeting Bragg,” The New York Times reported. Committee Chairman Jim Jordan accused Bragg of “unprecedented abuse of prosecutorial authority,” and, in a letter sent on March 20, called on Bragg to testify before the House, Fox News reported.

Prior to the official Trump indictment decision, which was still being decided at the time of this report, media analysts expected massive “national and political” implications from the decision, CNN reported. Analysts stated that political and legal institutions were bracing for “the next extreme test,” that had come from the Trump era of American politics, as of March 20.

Over the weekend of March 18-19, Trump took to Truth social media to condemn the then-upcoming decision, and called on his supporters to “take back our nation,” Business Insider reported. These posts reportedly sparked concerns of possible riots at the Manhattan Criminal Court, leading the NYPD to put up barriers at the site, Bloomberg reported.

The Trump posts sparked debate about possible acts of violence at the Manhattan Criminal Court, which led to the NYPD putting up barricades around the court.

A grand jury in Manhattan was expected to bring charges against the former president as early as Monday, March 20, or Wednesday, March 22, Politico reported. This reportedly sent law enforcement “scrambling.” A meeting reportedly involved members of the NYPD, the Secret Service, and court officers of the Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office, a person familiar with the case told Politico. Law enforcement officers reportedly discussed “how they would bring Trump in.”

Copyright 2023,