Fulton County DA accuses Rep. Jordan of interfering in her investigation of Trump

September 8, 2023
Robert Ayers

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has just accused U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) of attempting to interfere in her case against former President Donald Trump. 

Willis did so, according to ABC News, in a letter that she sent to Jordan on Thursday.

The letter is in response to a letter that Jordan sent to her last month.

Let's start with Jordan's letter.


Jordan sent the letter to Willis 10 days after the Fulton County, Georgia, indicted Trump and 18 other individuals on criminal charges related to their attempt to challenge Georgia's results in the 2020 presidential election.

Trump and many others have argued that Willis's indictment is politically motivated - that it is designed to upend his 2024 presidential candidacy. This appears to be the main thrust of Jordan's letter.

"Your indictment and prosecution implicate substantial federal interests, and the circumstances surrounding your actions raise serious concerns about whether they are politically motivated," Jordan wrote.

Jordan then proceeded to highlight several facts that would seem to support the claim that Willis is politically motivated in prosecuting Trump. For example, Jordan wrote:

Turning first to the question of motivation, it is noteworthy that just four days before this indictment, you launched a new campaign fundraising website that highlighted your investigation into President Trump.

Jordan, the head of the House Judiciary Committee, went on to write that his committee is conducting oversight of the matter, and, in this regard, Jordan asked Willis for various documents and communications related to her prosecution of Trump. Jordan gave Willis a Sept. 7, 2023 deadline.

Willis responds

Willis did respond by the deadline, but she did everything other than comply with Jordan's requests. Instead, Willis argued that Jordan's committee has no authority to conduct oversight of her investigation. She also accused Jordan of attempting to interfere in her prosecution of Trump.

"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 wrote.

She added, "The defendants in this case have been charged under state law with committing state crimes. There is absolutely no support for Congress purporting to second guess or somehow supervise an ongoing Georgia criminal investigation and prosecution."

Willis went on to accuse Jordan of attempting "to advance outrageous partisan misrepresentations." And, Willis wrote that she will not be "bullied and threatened" by members of Congress.

At the time of this writing, Jordan has yet to respond to Willis's response.

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