The House Committee on the Judiciary has launched an inquiry into Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ motivations behind the prosecution of former President Donald Trump. Committee Chairman Jim Jordan, a Republican from Ohio, made the investigation public through a letter released on Thursday. In the letter, Jordan raised concerns about the potential political motivations underlying Willis’ indictment and prosecution of the former president.
Jordan pointed out that Willis had recently launched a campaign fundraising website that prominently featured her investigation into President Trump, a move that he deemed significant in the context of the case. He also highlighted statements made by the forewoman of the special grand jury convened by Willis to investigate Trump, who had expressed excitement about the prospect of subpoenaing and swearing in the former president.
Former President Trump is set to turn himself in at the Fulton County jail in Atlanta, following charges brought against him in connection with the state’s probe into allegations of election interference during the 2020 presidential election. The court has set bail at $200,000 for Trump, who is expected to be processed and released shortly. His formal arraignment, during which he is expected to enter a plea of not guilty, is scheduled for early next month. It is anticipated that Trump will be required to take a mugshot, similar to other individuals charged as part of Willis’ investigation.
House Republicans are justifying their oversight of the Georgia state indictments by citing news reports that suggest similarities between Willis’ case and the work of Department of Justice Special Counsel Jack Smith. According to these reports, both Willis’ office and Smith’s team interviewed many of the same witnesses and reviewed similar evidence in their respective investigations into Trump’s actions.
As part of their inquiry, the House Committee on the Judiciary has demanded that the district attorney’s office provide documentation regarding its use of federal funds, communication with the Department of Justice or its components, and any records of cooperation with executive branch officials. The committee has set a deadline of 10:00 a.m. on September 7 for the district attorney’s office to produce the requested materials.
BREAKING: Republican Georgia state Senator Colton Moore moves to impeach Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis for her actions against Trump.
Finally, a Republican with a backbone.
“I’m not going to sit back and watch as radical left prosecutors weaponize their elected offices… pic.twitter.com/FGxssA0wGm
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) August 17, 2023