Letitia James threatened with congressional subpoena over information on Matthew Colangelo

By 
 June 19, 2024

New York Attorney General Letitia James made headlines earlier this year when she won a civil fraud judgment worth hundreds of millions of dollars against former President Donald Trump.

However, one prominent Republican recently warned that James could face charges if she refuses to provide information he's looking for. 

Letter concerns former Biden DOJ employee

According to The Hill, House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan is threatening to issue a subpoena to James, and failure to comply with it could result in her being held in contempt of Congress.

The move comes after Jordan sent a letter to James last month concerning Matthew Colangelo, someone who went from the Biden Justice Department to James' office.

He ultimately became one of the lawyers hired by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg to help prosecute Trump on charges of falsifying business records.

In his letter, Jordan sought "[a]ll documents and communications" from or regrading "Mr. Colangelo and any employee, agent, or representative of the New York County District Attorney’s Office, the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, or the U.S. Department of Justice referring or relating to" Trump or his businesses.

Colangelo to testify before Congress on July 12

What's more, Jordan demanded to see "[a]ll personnel files related to Mr. Colangelo’s hiring, employment, and termination at the New York Attorney General’s Office."

"Mr. Colangelo's recent employment history demonstrates his obsession with investigating a person rather than prosecuting a crime," the Ohio Republican went on to remark.

The Hill noted that Colangelo is himself expected to visit Capitol Hill on July 12 where he will testify before the House Judiciary Committee.

A New York Post report from last month showed that Colangelo is no stranger to partisan politics, as he was paid $12,000 in January 2018 by the Democratic National Committee.

Colangelo's wife works with group that tried to bar Trump from running

What's more, Colangelo's wife, Anne Small, is a deeply political figure as well, having donated $2,800 to President Joe Biden's 2020 campaign and made previous donations to the campaigns of John Kerry and former President Barack Obama.

She also serves as a board member for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF), a far-left organization which attempted to keep Trump off the ballot.

LDF submitted an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court last year when it heard an appeal of a Colorado Supreme Court decision that the 14th Amendment barred Trump from standing as a candidate.

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