Bragg Set To Testify Before Congress — One Day After Trump Receives Sentence
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg stands with members of his staff at a news conference following the conviction of former U.S. President Donald Trump in his hush money trial on May 30, 2024 in New York City.
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Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is slated to testify before a GOP-led House committee next month, just one day after former President Donald Trump is scheduled to be sentenced following his guilty verdict in a New York hush-money case.

The New York Times reported on Tuesday that the hearing is set for July 12. Matthew Colangelo, a prosecutor who has drawn scrutiny for making the jump to Bragg’s team after leaving a senior role at the Biden administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ), is also expected to testify.

“We respect our government institutions and plan to appear voluntarily before the subcommittee,” Bragg’s office said in a statement after bemoaning “dangerous misinformation, baseless claims and conspiracy theories” following the jury’s guilty verdict.

Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH), who also leads the Weaponization panel, had been pushing for Bragg to appear at a hearing on June 13 about the DA’s office. Bragg previously agreed to testify, but pushed for a new date because the Trump case had yet to run its full course.

The hearing planned for this week is still on, with Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey, former Federal Election Commission Commissioner Trey Trainor, and Baker Hostetler of counsel Elizabeth Price Foley announced as witnesses.

At the end of May, jurors returned a guilty verdict against Trump on all 34 felony counts of falsifying business records to allegedly cover up a tryst with adult film star Stormy Daniels as part of a “catch-and-kill” scheme to influence the 2016 election.


Trump, who denied the affair and pleaded not guilty to the charges, has vowed to appeal. Bragg praised the jury and said his team followed “the facts and the law without fear or favor.” Sentencing is scheduled for July 11. It remains unclear whether Trump will get any prison time.

Republicans have raised concerns about Bragg being motivated by politics, noting how the feds declined to bring the hush-money case against Trump. They also point to Colangelo’s past work, which included leading a civil inquiry against Trump in New York before joining the DOJ.

The DOJ responded to a demand by Jordan for information that might show a coordinated effort, claiming a “comprehensive search” of emails turned up no communications between the Manhattan DA and agency leadership regarding the investigation and prosecution of Trump.

As he runs another campaign for the White House, Trump is facing three other criminal matters on the state and federal level related to his handling of classified documents and the 2020 election. The former president has maintained his innocence throughout.

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