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House Judiciary to Hold Hearing w/ Victims of DA Bragg’s Policies

'If Bragg can spend resources indicting President Trump, he should be able to address the soaring crime in NYC...'

(Luis CornelioHeadline USA) Victims of Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg’s soft-on-crime policies will testify before a hearing by the House Judiciary Committee on April 17.

A source told the New York Post that the list of witnesses will remain anonymous for now, but that it will feature individuals who are victims of Bragg’s “failure to prosecute.”

The hearing, which will examine “New York’s rampant crime and victims of Alvin Bragg,” is to be held at the New York City-based Jacob Javits Federal Building, the Post reported Monday.

The building is just a few blocks away from the Manhattan DA’s office and the New York Supreme Court, where former President Donald Trump was arraigned last week as part of a seven-year, politically motivated investigation into alleged hush-money payments during the 2016 election.

In recent weeks, House Republicans slammed Bragg’s relentless pursuit of charges against Trump, an unprecedented move on merits that even Trump’s own critics questioned.

The Soros-backed DA pledged during his 2021 campaign for the job that “convicting” Trump would be “the number one issue.”

House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, touted the hearing in a tweet. “Alvin Bragg’s radical pro-crime, anti-victim policies have led to an increase in violent crime in New York City,” Jordan said. “Next week, the Judiciary Committee will examine these policies during a field hearing in Manhattan.”

Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., slammed Bragg in a similar tweet. “If Bragg can spend resources indicting President Trump, he should be able to address the soaring crime in NYC,” Biggs said.

From Bragg’s inauguration in January 2022 through mid-November 2022, criminal convictions plummeted drastically, with 52% of felony charges being downgraded to misdemeanors––a move that effectively leaves convicted felons get off scot-free, the New York Post reported on November 2022. 

The House Judiciary Committee and the Manhattan DA’s office have been at odds after the announcement of the charges against the former president. Jordan subpoenaed Mark Pomerantz, a New York prosecutor who investigated Trump’s finances before resigning in protest after Bragg’s initial hesitancy to indict the former president.

The Manhattan DA’s Office responded by accusing House Republicans of attempting to undermine its investigations.

“Repeated efforts to weaken state and local law enforcement actions are an abuse of power and will not deter us from our duty to uphold the law,” it said. “These elected officials would better serve their constituents and the country […] by doing their jobs in Congress.”

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