Mark Pomerantz, a former special assistant district attorney that lead the investigation into President Trump’s finances, has been called upon to testify before Congress. On Thursday, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) issued a subpoena to the former prosecutor. Pomerantz resigned from the Manhattan district attorney’s office last year due to the district attorney’s initial hesitation in pursuing former President Donald Trump’s case.
The move by Republicans represents an escalation in their investigation of DA Alvin Bragg’s indictment of Trump. The subpoena issued by Jordan mandates that Pomerantz appear before the committee for a deposition on April 20th. Pomerantz resigned from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office back in February 2022.
Jordan’s letter states that Pomerantz is uniquely situated to provide information relevant to potential legislative reforms that could insulate former and current Presidents from politically motivated state and local prosecutions. Mark Pomerantz is a prominent attorney who has spent much of his career prosecuting organized crime and financial crimes in New York City.
Jordan wrote, “Based on your unique role as a special assistant district attorney leading the investigation into President Trump’s finances, you are uniquely situated to provide information that is relevant and necessary to inform the Committee’s oversight and potential legislative reforms.”
Pomerantz was hired as a special assistant district attorney in 2019 by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office to investigate potential financial crimes committed by former President Donald Trump and his businesses. He was tasked with examining documents and records related to Trump’s finances and working with other prosecutors to determine whether criminal charges should be brought against him.
BREAKING: House Judiciary chair Rep. Jim Jordan has subpoenaed Mark Pomerantz, who resigned from the Manhattan DA's office in February 2022 over Bragg's then reluctance to pursue the case against Trump.
The subpoena directs Pomerantz to appear before the committee April 20th. pic.twitter.com/GCIRotcxxc
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) April 6, 2023
🚨BREAKING: @JudiciaryGOP Chair Rep. @Jim_Jordan has subpoenaed Mark Pomerantz, who resigned from the Manhattan District Attorney’s office last year over Alvin Bragg's initial reluctance to move forward with an indictment of Donald Trump. pic.twitter.com/4jJqNTof56
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) April 6, 2023
The letter also mentions that Pomerantz’s book suggest that the investigation into Trump’s finances was politically motivated and reveals disagreements among prosecutors about the viability of the case.
Despite the New York County District Attorney’s Office directing Pomerantz not to cooperate with Congress’ oversight, he has already discussed many of the relevant topics in his recently published book and several public interviews. Pomerantz’s testimony hopes to provide further insight into the investigation and potential legislative reforms.
In February 2021, Pomerantz resigned from the Manhattan DA’s office after the district attorney, Cyrus Vance Jr., decided not to pursue criminal charges against Trump at that time. However, Pomerantz continued to be involved in the case as a private citizen, and he published a book in early 2022 that detailed his work on the investigation.
The book, titled “The Prosecutor: One Man’s Battle Against Mafia Corruption and Wall Street Greed,” includes an extensive discussion of Pomerantz’s investigation into Trump’s finances and sheds light on the disagreements among prosecutors about the viability of the case. Pomerantz also discusses the political pressures surrounding the investigation and how they affected the decision-making process.