Trump update: On Friday, the House Judiciary Committee and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office reached an agreement to have Mark Pomerantz, a former top prosecutor involved in the criminal investigation of former President Trump, testify before the committee.
The committee had issued a subpoena for Pomerantz as part of its ongoing investigation into the district attorney’s office. This investigation was initiated after Trump had made claims about an impending arrest in the case. Initially, District Attorney Alvin Bragg attempted to block the subpoena, but his efforts were denied by a federal judge earlier in the week.
However, the DA’s office filed an appeal, and a federal appeals court temporarily halted Pomerantz’s deposition only hours before it was set to take place.
In a statement, a representative for the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office stated that the successful stay of the subpoena allowed for sufficient time to work alongside the House Judiciary Committee and reach an agreement that upholds the office’s interests and privileges. As a result, the immediate deposition of Pomerantz was blocked.
Mark Pomerantz had previously served as one of the top prosecutors in the Trump case, but resigned in February 2022 after Alvin Bragg took over as district attorney. He left due to Bragg’s reluctance to pursue criminal charges against the former president, over a year before Trump was ultimately indicted.
Pomerantz is set to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on May 12, accompanied by legal counsel from the DA’s office. The committee will be questioning him on his involvement in the case against Trump.