Tue Apr 11, 2023 AT 10:20 AM EDT
House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan is escalating his legal threats against Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg with a “field hearing” next week, mere blocks from Bragg’s offices.
Bragg last week brought 34 felony charges of falsifying business records against Donald Trump in the first criminal indictment of a former president in United States history. The charges stem from allegations that Trump unlawfully attempted to conceal a “hush money” payment made by his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, to keep adult film star Stormy Daniels quiet about an affair she allegedly had with Trump in 2006.
Trump has strenuously denied the affair and dismissed the legitimacy of the case despite Cohen previously pleading guilty and served time in prison as a result of his involvement. Numerous Republicans have adopted Trump’s rhetoric and spoken out against the Manhattan case, decrying it as a politically motivated attempt to target him. Read Full Story