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Jim Jordan and Alvin Bragg Threaten Jim Jordan to Break This New York Law: Kirschner

Jim Jordan and Alvin Bragg Threaten Jim Jordan to Break This New York Law: Kirschner

Glenn Kirschner, a legal analyst, has stated that Representative Jim Jordan violated New York State law by threatening to investigate Manhattan District attorney Alvin Bragg.

Jordan, an Ohio Republican, is currently the chair of the House Judiciary Committee. He pledged to investigate Bragg’s conduct in bringing criminal cases against Donald Trump. He claimed that the actions of the district attorney were politically motivated. Jordan issued a subpoena Thursday for testimony to Mark Pomerantz (an ex-NYPD prosecutor who worked on the Trump case, before resigning last Feb.) in pursuit of this goal.

Bragg’s office responded by issuing a statement denouncing Jordan’s efforts as an “unprecedented campaign of harassment, intimidation.”

“The House GOP continues trying to undermine an active investigation into a New York criminal case and with an unprecedented campaign to harass and intimidate,” a spokesperson for Manhattan’s district attorney’s office stated Thursday. “Repeated attempts to weaken state or local law enforcement actions is an abuse of power and we will not be deterred from our duty to uphold law.”

Jim Jordan, a Republican from Ohio, is seen as House Judiciary Chairman. Glenn Kirschner, a legal analyst, argued Saturday that Jordan was in violation of the law when he attempted to investigate Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg.
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Kirschner claimed that Jordan’s attempts to investigate Bragg were against a New York law against “obstructing government administration”.

“Under our law, a person is guilty of Obstructing Governmental Administration in the Second Degree when that person intentionally…prevents or attempts to prevent a public servant from performing an official function by means of intimidation, physical force or interference,” the law cited by Kirshner, a former federal prosecutor, reads.

Kirschner claimed that Jim Jordan did and is doing exactly what Kirschner said. “And that’s exactly what Alvin Bragg, the district attorney, put Jim Jordan on notice.”

Kirschner said that it is still to be seen what Bragg will do to Jordan’s efforts. He added that he could either let the congressman off the hook, or “enforce New York’s laws” and seek an arrest warrant against him. Kirschner pointed out that Jordan’s efforts were against the 10th Amendment. The federal government cannot interfere in state-level prosecutions.

Kirschner, a vocal critic of Trump, previously stated that Trump had violated the same law when he posted several posts to Truth Social, his social media platform. He insulted Bragg and threatened “death, destruction” if he was indicted.

Bragg has not indicated that he is looking into obstruction charges against Trump or Jordan as of yet.

Newsweek reached out for comment to Jordan’s Press Office.

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