In Fulton County, Georgia, District Attorney Fani Willis addressed a strongly worded letter to House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan following his request for all documentation concerning her case against former President Trump and 18 others, pertaining to alleged election meddling.
Willis’s extensive reply accused Jordan of compromising Constitutional values by trying to meddle with her office’s ongoing case. She pointedly advised him to educate himself on racketeering prosecution and emphasized her right to dismiss his undue and unlawful intervention based on established constitutional precedents.
Willis expressed her concerns, as detailed in reports by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The Hill, stating that Jordan’s attempts to use congressional influence to meddle in a live Georgia criminal case is in direct violation of the Constitution. She emphasized that Congress has no jurisdiction or grounds to oversee or interfere in an active Georgia criminal investigation.
She further expressed her dissatisfaction with what she viewed as Jordan’s attempts to intimidate, and hinted that he should instead focus on investigating threats made against her.
Jordan’s earlier letter to Willis, dispatched shortly before Trump was due to appear at a Fulton County jail, sought complete records of her investigation. He also inquired if there had been any correspondence between Willis and special counsel Jack Smith.
Addressing Jordan’s letter, Willis highlighted the involvement and findings of two separate Fulton County grand juries. She asserted that anyone looking to avoid felony charges in Fulton County should refrain from committing felonies there, reiterating that every individual is equally accountable under the law.
Throughout her letter, Willis took opportunities to question Jordan’s legal acumen, at times outlining basic prosecutorial duties and offering him an introductory guide to RICO law. She remarked on the apparent gaps in his legal understanding and urged him to better acquaint himself with the nuances of Georgia’s RICO laws.
Addressing Jordan’s inquiries into the progress of her investigation, Willis mentioned hurdles she faced due to non-compliance with subpoenas, particularly from current and past Congress members. She firmly denied any political bias in her investigation of Trump.
Concluding her letter, Willis suggested that Jordan direct his efforts toward examining threats directed at her office. She attached evidence of multiple incidents and emphasized her commitment to upholding her oath to the U.S. and Georgia Constitutions, emphasizing her resilience against undue pressure from various quarters.