The former prosecutor who led the Manhattan district attorney’s criminal investigation of former U.S. President Donald Trump will testify before a congressional committee in May after efforts to prevent him from appearing in court have stalled, the panel said on Friday.
Former Manhattan prosecutor Mark Pomerantz will testify on May 12, a spokesman for the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said.
The committee subpoenaed Trump over an investigation that led to Trump becoming the first former president to be criminally charged.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, a Democrat, sued Republican committee chairman Jim Jordan to block the subpoena.
On Friday, both sides said the appeal had been dropped, paving the way for testimony.
A spokesman for the Manhattan District Attorney said: “We are satisfied with this decision, which ensures that any questioning of our former employees takes place within a reasonable, agreed upon time frame and in the presence of our general counsel.”
Trump, the Republican front-runner in the 2024 presidential race, pleaded not guilty to 34 felony counts on April 4. They cited a hush money paid to a porn star before the 2016 election to prevent her from speaking out about their alleged sexual encounter. He denied any contact took place.
Reporting by Karen Freifeld and Kanishka Singh; Writing by Costas Pitas; Editing by Eric Beach