Republican California Rep. Darrell Issa chided former New York County Special Assistant District Attorney Mark Pomerantz on Friday after he declined to answer questions under deposition about Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s probe into former President Donald Trump.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan tried to subpoena Pomerantz shortly after Bragg indicted Trump on April 4 for allegedly falsifying business records, and Bragg sued Jordan and the committee over the subpoena before ultimately agreeing to allow Pomerantz’s deposition. The committee deposed Pomerantz Friday, but he refused to answer members’ questions about the Manhattan District Attorney Office’s Trump investigation or the indictment, saying the deposition was “for show” and represented “cynical histrionics,” CNN’ reported.
“He has answered no questions, he has asserted on behalf of the DA’s Office and himself, what I would characterize as taking the Fifth [Amendment], effectively taking the Fifth, every single time,” Republican California Rep. Darrell Issa said Friday, according to C-SPAN. “I’ve never had a more obstructive and less cooperative witness in my over 20 years in Congress.”