House Republicans, Manhattan district attorney's office reach deal over Trump inquiry

Judiciary committee will hear testimony from ex-prosecutor despite DA resistance

Friday - 21/04/2023 22:51 Author: Editors Desk Source: CBC News:
Mary Altaffer/The Associated Press
Mary Altaffer/The Associated Press

House Republicans and the Manhattan district attorney's office reached an agreement on Friday to end a legal dispute over a House judiciary committee inquiry into former U.S. president Donald Trump's historic indictment.

Under the agreement, committee members will be able to question former prosecutor Mark Pomerantz under oath next month in Washington, resolving a lawsuit in which District Attorney Alvin Bragg had sought to block Pomerantz from testifying.

Among the committee's concessions, Pomerantz will be accompanied by a lawyer from Bragg's office, which is not typically allowed in congressional depositions.

Bragg's office and the judiciary committee reached the agreement after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a stay on Thursday that temporarily halted enforcement of a House subpoena that had called for Pomerantz to testify.

The appeals court had been scheduled to hear oral arguments in the dispute on Tuesday.

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