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Manhattan DA Bragg will testify before Congress day after sentencing in Trump hush money case

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Manhattan DA Bragg will testify before Congress day after sentencing in Trump hush money case

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said Tuesday that he’ll testify at Congress on July 12 — one day after former President Donald Trump is sentenced on his hush money conviction.

Bragg and prosecutor Matthew Colangelo, a former high-ranking Justice Department official appointed to help lead the Trump probe in 2022, will appear before a House of Representatives subcommittee investigating what it calls the “weaponization” of the federal government.

Bragg and Colangelo will likely face aggressive questioning from subcommittee chair and staunch Trump ally Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who has echoed Trump’s claim that the Manhattan case was politically motivated — and has called the trial a “kangaroo court.”

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Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg will testify at Congress one day after Trump’s sentencing in the hush money case. Olivia Falcigno-USA TODAY

Other Trump supporters expected to grill the prosecutors include Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY,) who has repeated Trump’s claim that the state trial was orchestrated by President Biden, despite the fact that Biden is a federal official who does not oversee the Manhattan DA’s office.

“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,” a spokesperson for the Manhattan DA’s office said. “Nonetheless, we respect our government institutions and plan to appear voluntarily before the subcommittee after sentencing.”

Trump claimed in March that the prosecutor Colangelo — who worked with Bragg, a Democrat, to investigate Trump cases earlier in his career at the New York State Attorney General’s Office — was brought onto the case as part of a “Biden-run” conspiracy.

“This is all Biden-run things [sic], meaning Biden and his thugs, because I don’t know if he knows he’s alive. And it’s a shame what’s happening to our country,” Trump claimed to reporters at the time.

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Matthew Colangelo investigated Trump alongside Bragg at the New York AG’s office earlier in his career. The Justice Department/YouTube

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The subcommittee has echoed Trump’s claims that the state and federal charges he’s faced are politically motivated. Steven Hirsch

A jury of 12 Manhattanites last month found Trump, 77, guilty on felony counts of falsifying business records for concealing a 2016 payout that kept porn star Stormy Daniels from telling an embarrassing story about having sex with Trump a decade earlier.

The bombshell verdict in the unprecedented criminal prosecution of an ex-president came after a seven-week trial that saw Daniels deliver X-rated testimony and Trump’s former “fixer,” Michael Cohen, take the stand against him.

Trump faces up to four years in prison after being convicted of 34 felonies, but he could also be sentenced to probation or community service, legal experts have told The Post.

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