Far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene demanded on Wednesday that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg be jailed for âprosecutorial misconductâ related to his investigation of former President Donald Trump.Â
âNow itâs time to arrest Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg for prosecutorial misconduct after hiding hundreds of pages of exculpatory evidence!â Greene (R-Ga.) wrote in a tweet.Â
âBragg is on the verge of indicting an innocent former President and top Presidential candidate against the opposing ruling party,â she added.
The 49-year-old Manhattan DA is investigating Trumpâs role in a 2016 hush-money payment of $130,000 to porn star Stormy Daniels for her to keep quiet about an alleged 2006 affair with Trump.
Former Trump fixer Michael Cohen claims he arranged the payment just days before the 2016 presidential election, at Trumpâs direction, and that he was reimbursed by the Trump Organization.
It isnât clear what âexculpatory evidenceâ Greene was referring to in her tweet, but one possibility is some 300 emails that Cohenâs former legal adviser Robert Costello claims potentially show Cohen lying.
Costello, a Trump loyalist who testified on Monday before the Manhattan grand jury convened by Bragg, says the district attorney has only allowed jurors to see six of those emails.
âIf the grand jury gets to see the other 315 emails, he probably lied to us another 50 to 100 times â¦ Heâd say one thing in one email, and the opposite thing in another email â¦ You have to see all the evidence. And I was pushing very hard for that. I told the grand jury, âYou canât believe Michael Cohen,ââ Costello told New York radio host John Catsimatidis on Thursday.
Greeneâs call for Braggâs imprisonment echoes a scathing tweet against the DA that Sen. Rand Paulâs (R-Ky.) fired off on Tuesday.
âA Trump indictment would be a disgusting abuse of power. The DA should be put in jail,â Paul wrote.
House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Oversight Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) also accused Bragg of misconduct this week, writing to the Democratic Manhattan prosecutor on Monday and calling his plans to possibly charge Trump âan unprecedented abuse of prosecutorial authority.â
In her tweet, Greene added that âBragg is breaking the law and trying to incite civil unrest with his Soros funded political war.â
âHold him accountable!â she pleaded.
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