(Luis Cornelio, Headline USA) Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has issued a scathing nine-page letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, amid House Republicans’ investigation into potential collusion between her office and Special Counsel Jack Smith.
The letter, characterized by its combative tone, sheds light on Willis’s determination to block Congress from information about her high-profile charges against former President Donald Trump and 18 other defendants related to their efforts to question the contentious 2020 election.
“Your attempt to invoke congressional authority to intrude upon and interfere with an active criminal case in Georgia is flagrantly at odds with the Constitution,“ Willis claimed. “There is absolutely no support for Congress purporting to second guess or somehow supervise an ongoing Georgia criminal investigation and prosecution.”
Willis’s letter was a direct response to the trenchant investigation into allegations that her office used federal funds to prepare what many critics characterized as a politically motivated prosecution against President Joe Biden’s leading rival ahead of the 2024 presidential election.
Continuing her allegations, Willis stressed, “As I make clear below, there is no justification in the Constitution for Congress to interfere with a state criminal matter.” She further claimed that Jordan’s role as a legislator did not him authority to oversee criminal trials.
Initially, Jordan had framed the committee’s involvement as oversight intended to evaluate the alleged weaponization of prosecutorial power. In an Aug. 24 letter, Jordan slammed Willis for launching a campaign fundraiser campaign shortly after her indictment of Trump.
Ms. Willis’s indictment and prosecution implicate substantial federal interests, and the circumstances surrounding her actions raise serious concerns about whether such actions are politically motivated,” the House Judiciary Committee wrote. “Given the weighty federal interests at stake, the Committee is conducting oversight of this matter to determine whether any legislative reforms are appropriate or necessary.”
Willis’s letter arrived amid ongoing political trouble in Georgia, with State Senator Colton Moore leading the charge to defund Willis’s office and advocate for her removal from office.
Moore made his position clear on Thursday, stating, “When I say defund Fani Willis, I mean strip away all of her Georgia state tax dollars, leaving only the $1 we are constitutionally obligated to provide.”