Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis accused House Oversight Committee Chairman Jim Jordan of seeking to obstruct her criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump.
Last month, the Georgia official indicted the 45th president and 18 others for allegedly conspiring to change the 2020 presidential election results.
In an Aug. 24 letter to Willis, Jordan questioned the timing of her indictments, noting her office had been investigating the alleged crimes since February 2021, but “did not bring charges until two-and-a-half years later, at a time when the campaign for the Republican presidential nomination is in full swing.”
“Moreover, you have requested that the trial in this matter begin on March 4, 2024, the day before Super Tuesday and eight days before the Georgia presidential primary,” the congressman added. “It is therefore unsurprising many have speculated that this indictment and prosecution are designed to interfere with the 2024 presidential election.”
Jordan requested she provide all documents and information from January 2021 to the present regarding her office’s use of federal funds.
Further, the chairman sought all documents and communications regarding Trump between Willis’ office and the Biden Justice Department, including Special Counsel Jack Smith’s team.
Finally, Jordan wants any documents or communications between Willis’ office and Biden executive br anch officials.
Willis fired back a letter to Jordan Thursday, accusing him of lacking legal acumen, including an understanding of how government works under the U.S. Constitution.
The district attorney wrote that the obvious purpose of the chairman’s request is to “obstruct a Georgia criminal proceeding and to advance outrageous misrepresentations.”
“[T]here is no justification in the Constitution for Congress to interfere with a state criminal matter, as you attempt to do,” she argued. “[Y]our letter seeks the revelation of non-public and privileged information concerning my office’s investigation and prosecution of a specific case.”
“Your letter makes clear that you lack a basic understanding of the law, its practice and the ethical obligations of attorneys generally and prosecutors specifically,” Willis wrote.
She concluded, saying she would uphold her oath to the U.S. and Georgia constitutions and “not allow myself to be bullied and threatened by Members of Congress.”
Methinks Willis doth protest too much.
It’s readily apparent that her indictment of leading 2024 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is politically motivated, as are the other three indictments brought against him by the Biden administration’s DOJ and Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
If there was any doubt that what Willis is up to is political, it was erased when the Democrat rushed her indictment out late Monday night, Aug. 14, the first business day after Hunter Biden’s sweetheart plea deal made with special counsel David Weiss’s office fell through.
The DOJ clearly wanted to change the news narrative, because it made not only Hunter, but President Joe Biden look bad.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, whose congressional district was in northern Georgia, said he was informed from a trusted source that’s exactly what happened.
“I’m told by a reliable source that Friday evening [Aug. 11] somebody from Washington called the district attorney in Atlanta and said, ‘You have to indict on Monday. We have to cover up all the mistakes we just made with Weiss,” Gingrich told Real America’s Voice host Charlie Kirk last month.
“And she said apparently, ‘My jurors aren’t coming back until Tuesday,’ and he said, ‘You didn’t hear me. You have to indict on Monday.’”