Rep. Greene calls for 'arrest' of Manhattan DA Bragg for 'prosecutorial misconduct' in effort to indict Trump

 March 25, 2023

There has been substantial talk over the past week about how Democratic Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg may soon indict and arrest former President Donald Trump, but one of Trump's most ardent supporters in Congress just flipped the script and called for Bragg's arrest.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) accused Bragg of "prosecutorial misconduct" and "trying to incite civil unrest" with a politically motivated prosecution of the "innocent" former president, according to the MAGA Conservatives website.

Reports have indicated that the Manhattan DA may soon indict Trump in relation to the $130,000 in "hush money" paid in 2016 by his former personal attorney Michael Cohen to former porn actress Stormy Daniels to buy her silence about an alleged prior affair.

"Bragg is breaking the law"

"Now it’s time to arrest Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg for prosecutorial misconduct after hiding hundreds of pages of exculpatory evidence!" Rep. Greene tweeted on Wednesday. "Bragg is on the verge of indicting an innocent former President and top Presidential candidate against the opposing ruling party."

"Bragg is breaking the law and trying to incite civil unrest with his Soros funded political war. Hold him accountable!" she added in reference to the financial support Bragg's campaign for office received from progressive leftist billionaire George Soros' political organizations.

Bragg allegedly withheld evidence from grand jury

The Hill reported that Rep. Greene also told reporters of DA Bragg on Wednesday, "He didn’t show the grand jury hundreds of pages of evidence, and he should have done that."

"If they’re a grand jury, they need to have all the evidence there before they decide for an indictment," the Georgia congresswoman added. "He should be disbarred if he’s going to be using his position to target the Republican Party’s top primary presidential candidate just for politics."

What she was referring to, according to The Hill, were the assertions made on Monday by attorney Robert Costello, a former legal adviser to Cohen, who was brought in by Trump's attorneys to speak to Bragg's grand jury to counterbalance the claims made by Cohen.

After his testimony to the grand jury, Costello told reporters that he had provided prosecutors with more than 300 documents that they then "cherry-picked" in showing to the grand jury, in the process leaving out documents that could be construed as exculpatory evidence against any alleged crime committed by Trump.

Notably, Rep. Greene is not the only Republican member of Congress who has called for DA Bragg's arrest, as just one day earlier Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) had tweeted, "A Trump indictment would be a disgusting abuse of power. The DA should be put in jail."

Congressional committees demand answers

Further, while not going so far as to demand that he be arrested and jailed, the House Republican chairs of the Judiciary, Oversight, and Administration Committees sent a joint letter to Bragg on Monday that requested he provide them with relevant communications, documents, and testimony in regard to his "politically motivated prosecutorial decision."

Similarly, on Wednesday, House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan (R-OH) also sent letters that demanded communications, documents, and testimony from two former prosecutors in the Manhattan DA's office, Carey Dunne and Mark Pomerantz, who quite publicly resigned in protest last year when it appeared that Bragg would not move forward with a prosecution of Trump that they insisted was justified and necessary.

However, Axios reported on Thursday that a reply letter was sent from Bragg's office to the GOP chairs that made it clear that he would not cooperate with or accede to the demands of the congressional committees, which ironically could prompt those committees to resort to issuing subpoenas and, potentially though unlikely, Bragg's eventual arrest on a criminal referral for failure to comply with a lawful congressional subpoena.

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