Jim Jordan Comments On Subpoena Issued To Fulton County Officials

Republican congressman Jim Jordan has announced that Georgia’s Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis may face contempt of Congress proceedings for not complying with a subpoena issued by the House Judiciary Committee.

This comes after the Washington Free Beacon published audio recordings of an employee reporting potential misuse of federal funds by the district attorney’s office.

In a letter to Willis, Jordan demanded that she comply with the committee’s document requests and subpoena, which was issued on February 2. Jordan stated that while Willis did produce some documents, she failed to provide others, including communications with the Department of Justice and any information regarding allegations of federal fund misuse.

“On February 23, 2024, you responded to the Committee’s subpoena with a letter in which you smeared a former employee of yours who spoke out about your misuse of federal grant funds,” Jordan wrote in the letter.

“We will not dignify your attacks on this brave whistleblower or your continued attempts to distract from your conduct through misdirection and personal insults,” he added. “The allegations in the public realm about your misuse of federal grant funding are concerning, and the Committee has an obligation to examine them.”

In response, Willis claimed that the allegations were baseless and part of a “witch hunt” against her and her office. However, Jordan pushed back, stating that the committee has a duty to examine these allegations and that Willis’ personal attacks on a former employee who spoke out are unacceptable.

In addition, Willis also faces possible disqualification from a 2020 election interference case against former President Donald Trump and his allies due to her personal relationship with the lead prosecutor in the case.

Trump himself is facing multiple criminal and civil cases, which he denies as part of a political witch hunt. Six of the charges against him and his co-defendants were dismissed on Wednesday, but other counts remain.