Three Questions About Fulton Co. DA’s Prosecution of Trump that House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan Says He Wants Answered

Craig Bannister | August 25, 2023
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There are three fundamental questions about Fulton County (Georgia) District Attorney Fani Willis’ dubious prosecution of former Republican President Donald Trump that the American people need answered, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said Thursday, in a social media post of his letter to Willis, informing her that she’s under investigation.

In Jordan’s letter to Willis, made public earlier that day, Chairman Jordan demanded that Willis provide the committee with documents and communications regarding her prosecution of Trump, setting a deadline of 10 a.m. September 7, 2023 for her to comply.

In his social media post on the platform formerly known as Twitter, Rep. Jordan poses three key questions addressed in his letter:

“Was Fulton County DA Fani Willis working with Jack Smith?”

 “[T]here are questions about whether and how your office coordinated with DOJ Special Counsel Jack Smith during the course of this investigation, and Congress has an interest in any such activity that involves federal law enforcement agencies and officials that fall under its oversight,” Jordan explains in his letter:

“News outlets have reported that your office and Mr. Smith ‘interviewed many of the same witnesses and reviewed much of the same evidence’ in reaching your decision to indict President Trump. The House Committee on the Judiciary (Committee) thus may investigate whether federal law enforcement agencies or officials were involved in your investigation or indictment.

“It may also investigate whether DOJ raised any concerns about how your investigation impacted federal interests, and if so, whether and how those concerns were resolved.”

“Was she communicating with the Executive Branch?”

Chairman Jordan’s letter specifically asks DA Willis for any information and conversations she has had with the Biden White House regarding her prosecution of former President Trump, namely:

“All documents and communications between the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office and any federal Executive Branch officials regarding your office’s investigation of President Donald Trump or any of the other eighteen individuals against whom charges were brought in the indictment discussed above.”

“Were any federal funds used in the investigation of President Trump?”

“[B]ecause Congress appropriates federal funds that are distributed to local law enforcement agencies, it has an interest in overseeing how the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office has used such funds, including whether it has expended any federal dollars on this investigation,” Jordan’s letter notes:

“As a federal court recently explained, ‘[t]here can be no doubt that Congress may permissibly investigate the use of federal funds, particularly where the result of the investigation might prompt Congress to pass legislation changing how such funds are appropriated or may be spent.’”

Jordan’s letter also questions Willis’ motives in her prosecution of Trump, citing her fundraising efforts and the curious timing of her actions, in relation to the 2024 election cycle.