The Manhattan DA’s office said that Mark Pomerantz will show up in court.
Bragg dropped his appeal after a federal judge said Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who is in charge of the House Judiciary Committee, can call an ex-prosecutor from Bragg’s office to appear.
Everyone agreed on what Mark Pomerantz, a former lawyer, should say to the House Judiciary Committee, so Bragg dropped his appeal on Friday.
The deal says that a lawyer from Bragg’s office will be at the meeting and can bring up problems.
“We won our appeal of this subpoena, which stopped the instant interview and gave us the time we needed to work with the House Judiciary Committee on a deal that protects the District Attorney’s rights and interests. We are happy with this deal, which makes sure that any asking of our former employee will be done with our General Counsel and at a fair, agreed-upon time. In a statement, a spokeswoman for the Manhattan DA said, “We’re glad that the Second Circuit’s decision gave us a chance to solve this problem.”
A representative for Jordan said that the talk with Pomerantz will happen on May 12.
“In the case of Bragg v. Jordan, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office dropped its appeal this evening. “We’re looking forward to meeting Mr. Pomerantz on May 12,” a Jordan employee said.
On Wednesday, Bragg’s request for a temporary restraining order and injunction was turned down by U.S. District Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil. This was because Jordan sent a subpoena to Pomerantz.
On Wednesday, Bragg appealed the decision right away and asked that the decision be put on hold.
In a federal lawsuit, the Manhattan DA said that Jordan was trying to scare him because of the case against former President Donald Trump.
Vyskocil said in the decision that the subpoena is legal.
“In our federalist system, sometimes elected officials from the state government and the federal government get into political fights,” he said. “Bragg says that politics are getting in the way of the local DANY case, but Bragg doesn’t do any work other than politics. Bragg seems to want to do what is right.
“However, he was elected to be a prosecutor in New York County, and some of his constituents want him to use the power of the law against the former President and a current candidate for the Republican nomination for president,” the judge said.
In his decision, the judge wrote that both sides should “talk to each other to find a solution about how the deposition of Mr. Pomerantz will go that is acceptable to both sides.”
The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office had been looking into hush money payments for years before Trump was charged on March 30, 2018. He was charged of forging 34 business documents in the first degree, but he said he wasn’t guilty.
Most of the time, lying on a record is a small crime. But it can be illegal if the defendant’s “intent to defraud includes an intent to commit another crime or to help or hide the commission of that crime.”