2nd Circuit pauses Mark Pomerantz’s deposition by Jim Jordan

Rep. Jim Jordan and DA Alvin Bragg

House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D) (Photos via AP — Jordan: John Minchillo; Bragg: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

The Second Circuit temporarily blocked the deposition of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s former deputy Mark Pomerantz, mere hours before he was slated to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday morning.

The administrative stay preserves the status quo as the appellate court decides whether House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan’s questioning of Pomerantz is constitutionally permissible. The Ohio Republican argues that Pomerantz whittled away any privilege about the investigation of former President Donald Trump in writing his memoirs on the subject.

In a 25-page opinion and order on Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil sided with Jordan.

The administrative stay, which was not docketed by press time, was first reported by Fox News, through a source.

“IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, that an administrative stay of the return date of the subpoena is granted so that a three-judge panel may consider the motion seeking a stay pending appeal of the district court’s order,” the ruling reads. “This order reflects no judgment regarding the merits of the parties’ respective positions.”

Jordan must respond to Bragg’s emergency motion by Friday, and the DA can file a response by Saturday. A hearing date has not yet been set.

This is a developing story.

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2nd Circuit pauses Mark Pomerantz’s deposition by Jim Jordan

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