Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has strongly criticized House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan (R-OH) for what she perceives as an attempt to interfere with a state criminal matter, specifically the prosecution of former President Donald Trump and 18 co-conspirators in a case related to election tampering.
Jordan had previously sent a letter to Willis, questioning the timing of the prosecution and highlighting her campaign fundraising efforts related to the investigation into Trump. He expressed concerns about the timing and demanded the production of certain documents. Willis responded with a letter of her own, addressing what she called inaccurate information and misleading statements in Jordan’s letter.
In her response, Willis asserted that Jordan’s letter seemed intended to obstruct the Georgia criminal proceeding and propagate misleading information. She emphasized that there is no constitutional justification for Congress to interfere in a state criminal matter.
Willis also cited legal precedent to support her arguments. She pointed out that her office had received racist threats while pursuing the prosecutions and requested that Jordan direct the Department of Justice to investigate these threats.
For your information I am attaching ten examples of threats this office has received…I am providing these examples to give you a window into what has happened to my staff and me as I keep the promise of my oath the the United States and Georgia Constitutions and do not allow myself to be bullied and threatened by Members of Congress, local elected officials, or others who believe lady justice should not be blind and that America has different laws for different citizens.
In conclusion, Willis’s letter condemned Jordan’s attempts to interfere with the state prosecution, highlighted the threats her office had received, and emphasized her commitment to upholding the law and conducting a speedy trial for all 19 co-defendants. It remains to be seen whether the remaining 17 co-defendants will be tried at the same time as two of the co-defendants, Sidney Powell and Kenneth Chesebro.