House GOP postpones hearing with Alvin Bragg as Trump sentencing delayed

House Republicans have postponed a planned hearing with Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D) as former President Trump’s sentencing in the New York hush money case has also been delayed.

The hearing with the House Judiciary Committee’s select subcommittee on government weaponization was expected to take place Friday, a day after Trump’s originally scheduled July 11 sentencing. Trump was convicted on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in relation to a 2016 hush money payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels.

Another top prosecutor in the case, Matthew Colangelo, was also set to appear in the hearing.

A source familiar with the scheduling said there is no new date set for the hearing yet.

Last week, a New York judge delayed Trump’s sentencing until Sept. 18 as he fights the conviction based on the Supreme Court ruling on presidential immunity. In addition to denying he falsified business records, Trump argues that some of the trial evidence is precluded under the new standard articulated by the Supreme Court.

It is unlikely that the hearing would be set until after Trump is sentenced. Bragg had previously declined to appear before the committee until the conclusion of Trump’s trial and sentencing.

“The Manhattan D.A.’s Office is proud to play a crucial role in upholding and enforcing the rule of law for the people of New York. It undermines the rule of law to spread dangerous misinformation, baseless claims, and conspiracy theories following the jury’s return of a full-count felony conviction in People v. Trump,” Bragg’s office said in a statement last month.

“Nonetheless, we respect our government institutions and plan to appear voluntarily before the subcommittee after sentencing.”

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