A court of appeals temporarily stopped a former Manhattan district attorney from testifying in front of the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, reversing a district court decision against DA Alvin Bragg .
The court of appeal’s decision came a day after U.S. district judge Mary Kay Vyskocil had ordered former prosecutor Mark Pomerantz to appear for a testimony before the Judiciary Committee despite Bragg’s claim that House Republicans were trying to interfere with his inquiry into former President Donald Trump.
Vyskocil agreed with the arguments made by the committee led by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) that the subpoena issued to Pomerantz by the committee was legal and proper.
Vyskocil wrote that the subpoena had been issued for a “valid legislative purpose” in relation to the “broad” and “indispensable” congressional power of ‘conducting investigations’. “Mr. Pomerantz is required to appear at the congressional deposition. “No one is above law.”
Bragg filed a lawsuit last weekin Federal Court in Manhattan, alleging that Jordan and the Committee are trying to improperly interfere with his prosecution against Trump for political purposes.
Dareh Gregory contributed.