Fani Willis is facing contempt of Congress charge

 March 16, 2024

Embattled Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis (D) is facing a contempt of Congress charge. 

The Hill reports that, this past week, U.S Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) - the leader of the House Judiciary Committee - threatened Willis with the charge.

Jordan did so in a letter that he sent to Willis on March 14, 2024.

The letter can be read in its entirety here.

"Dear Ms. Willis"

According to The Epoch Times, the contempt of Congress charge would be for Willis' failure to comply with a congressional subpoena.

The subpoena was for documents relating to Willis's alleged misuse of federal funds.

According to Jordan, Willis has still not completely complied with the subpoena.

In his letter, he writes, "While you have indicated that additional documents may be forthcoming in response to the Committee’s subpoena, the Committee has yet to receive any additional responsive materials in the three weeks since your initial response."

"Accordingly, the Committee expects that you will produce all responsive documents to the subpoena in the categories prioritized by the Committee no later than 12:00 p.m. on March 28, 2024. If you fail to do so, the Committee will consider taking further action, such as the invocation of contempt of Congress proceedings," Jordan adds.

What now?

Willis, at the time of this writing, has not responded to Jordan's latest letter.

She has, however, responded to previous ones, and, in doing so, she has insisted that she has done nothing wrong.

In February, for example, Willis wrote:

These false allegations are included in baseless litigation filed by a holdover employee from the previous administration who was terminated for cause. The courts that have ruled found no merit in these claims. We expect the same result in any pending litigation. Any examination of the records of our grant programs will find that they are highly effective and conducted in cooperation with the Department of Justice and in compliance with all Department of Justice requirements.

It ought to be noted that this is a separate matter from the situation that is currently going on in Georgia, where Nathan Wade - the man whom Willis hired to prosecute former President Donald Trump - has resigned from the case after a judge ruled that Wade must go if Willis wants to stay on the case. The ruling followed allegations that Wade and Willis engaged in an affair and that, during this affair, Wade used the money that Willis gave him - for the prosecution of Trump - to take her on trips.

The alleged misuse of federal funds is a different matter that is being investigated by Jordan's committee.

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