KEY POINTS
  • Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg filed a federal lawsuit seeking to block a House Judiciary Committee subpoena issued to a former prosecutor who played a key role in Bragg's criminal investigation of ex-President Donald Trump.
  • Bragg's lawsuit names as defendants Rep. Jim Jordan, the Ohio Republican who is Judiciary chair, the committee itself, and Mark Pomerantz, the prosecutor who resigned last year from Bragg's office amid the Trump probe.
  • Bragg is prosecuting Trump for falsifying business records in connection with a hush money payment Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen paid porn star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 presidential election.
New York County District Attorney Alvin Bragg speaks after former U.S. President Donald Trump appeared at Manhattan Criminal Courthouse, after his indictment by a Manhattan grand jury following a probe into hush money paid to porn star Stormy Daniels, in New York City, April 4, 2023.

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg on Tuesday filed a federal lawsuit seeking to block a House Judiciary Committee subpoena issued by its chairman Rep. Jim Jordan to a former prosecutor who played a key role in Bragg's criminal investigation of ex-President Donald Trump.

The suit also asks a judge to rule that any potential future subpoena by the Judiciary Committee or Jordan on Bragg himself, or other of his current and past employees, will "be invalid, unenforceable, unconstitutional."