In a predictable move, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis lashed out at House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH). The Republican requested documents related to her office’s prosecution of former President Donald Trump and 18 of his associates.
Willis wrote that Jordan is “ignorant of the United States and Georgia Constitutions and codes.”
She added that it is also possible “that you are abusing your authority as Chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary to attempt to obstruct and interfere with a Georgia criminal investigation.”
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Willis indicted Trump and others in August using Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. The basis for her acts was an entanglement of Democratic conspiracy theories alleging the former president attempted to overturn the 2020 election.
Jordan began a probe into the DA’s questionable actions and asked for relevant documents.
She refused and he repeated his request, which then prompted Willis’ outburst. She cited “serious constitutional concerns regarding federalism and separation of powers” in defending her office’s persecution of the former president.
With good reason, Jordan questioned the obvious political motivations of Willis and those surrounding her to attack the Republican presidential frontrunner. Trump faces a deluge of 91 felony counts as Democrats seek any route to remove him from Biden’s reelection path.
The chairman suggested that Willis embarked on a partisan prosecution, and her refusal to cooperate with the Judiciary Committee only confirmed his suspicions.
Jordan wrote, “Your letter reinforces the Committee’s concern that your prosecutorial conduct is geared more toward advancing a political cause and your own notoriety than toward promoting the fair and just administration of the law.”
The DA’s hostility toward the committee, Jordan noted, only emphasized that she is “aggressively engaged in such a scheme.”
The Ohio Republican previously declared that Congress has an interest in ensuring that federal officials are not targeted “for political reasons.”
Trump and all 18 of his co-defendants pleaded not guilty to all charges. He and his supporters contend that the prosecutions by Willis and other Democrats are transparent attempts to derail his candidacy for the White House in 2024.
The Fulton County DA’s steadfast refusal to comply with congressional requests only highlighted the partisan nature of his prosecution.