A group of Republican House chairmen are requesting testimony from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg regarding his investigation into hush money payments made before the 2016 election, potentially involving former President Donald Trump, according to a report from The Hill.
The request for testimony was made before any official decision to prosecute Trump has been made, causing concern among Democrats who accused the GOP of interfering with the investigation.
The three House Judiciary Chairmen, Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), James Comer (R-Ky.), and Brian Steil (R-Wisc.), who lead the Oversight and Administration committees, cited Trump’s announcement of his bid for the presidency in 2024 as the reason for their demand for documents and communication about the probe.
The lawmakers asked Bragg to sit for an interview “as soon as possible.”
Jordan wrote in a letter to Bragg, “Your actions will erode confidence in the evenhanded application of justice and unalterably interfere in the course of the 2024 presidential election. In light of the serious consequences of your actions, we expect that you will testify about what plainly appears to be a politically motivated prosecutorial decision.”
This request comes after Trump claimed that he could be arrested as soon as Tuesday and asked his supporters to protest on his behalf.