House Republicans launch probe into Georgia prosecutor Fani Willis for ‘politically motivated’ voter fraud charges against Donald Trump
- The indictment “involves substantial federal interests, and the circumstances … raise serious concerns as to their political motivation.”
- The investigation came to light the same day Trump is set to hand himself over to Georgia authorities for incarceration in Fulton County Jail.
Representative Jim Jordan has launched a new investigation against the Georgia District Attorney who indicted Donald Trump for election interference and accused her of profiting from the criminal case for his campaign.
“It should be noted that just four days prior to this indictment, you launched a new campaign fundraising website that highlighted your investigation of President Trump,” the Judiciary Committee Chairman wrote in a letter to Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.
The Democratic prosecutor is re-elected in 2024.
His campaign website does not directly highlight his indictment against Trump. It highlights his work to combat gang violence, keep young people out of the criminal justice system and create an anti-corruption unit.
Representative Jim Jordan has launched a new investigation against the Georgia District Attorney who indicted Donald Trump for election interference – Fani Willis – and accused her of profiting from the criminal case for his campaign.
“It should be noted that just four days prior to this indictment, you launched a new campaign fundraising website that highlighted your investigation of President Trump,” the Judiciary Chairman wrote in a letter to Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.
In the “News” section, the site highlights a New York Times article about the prosecutor titled: “In Atlanta, local prosecutor tackles murder, street gangs and the president.
“Your indictment and prosecution involve substantial federal interests, and the circumstances surrounding your actions raise serious concerns about their political motivation,” the letter read.
The investigation was uncovered the same day Trump is about to turn himself in to Georgian authorities. He will be jailed Thursday night at Fulton County Jail, where his fingerprints will be taken and a photo taken, before likely being released on $200,000 bail.
The letter raised suspicions over the two-and-a-half-year period of the indictment. The investigation was first launched in February 2021, but the former president was not charged until the GOP presidential nomination campaign was in full swing, Jordan wrote.
“Furthermore, you have requested that the trial in this case begin on March 4, 2024, the day before Super Tuesday and eight days before Georgia’s presidential primary.”
The letter requested all records of how the Fulton County Attorney’s Office used federal funds and all communications between that office and the Justice Department, specifically Special Counsel Jack Smith who is overseeing the case. of January 6 against Trump.
Jordan also requested any documents related to communications between the prosecutor’s office and the Biden administration.
The indictment in Georgia accuses Trump and 18 of his co-defendants of pressuring local election officials, making false allegations of voter fraud and developing a plan to recruit fake voters to certify the election of Trump instead of Biden.
In his letter, Jordan also cited comments by grand jury chairwoman Emily Kohrs, in which she “bragged” about “the prospect of subpoenaing President Trump.”
“The House Judiciary Committee may therefore investigate whether federal law enforcement agencies or officials were involved in your investigation or indictment,” Jordan wrote. “It can also determine whether the DOJ has expressed any concerns about the impact of your investigation on federal interests and, if so, whether and how those concerns have been resolved.”
Jordan has given Willis until September 7 to comply with her demands, though it’s unclear if she will. Jordan could then potentially issue a subpoena.