Fani Willis accuses Jim Jordan of ‘abusing’ his authority on Trump’s Georgia trial

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Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis (D) penned another fiery letter to House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), again rebuffing his request for information about her prosecution of former President Trump and others involved in trying to block President Biden’s electoral victory in Georgia.

“A charitable explanation of your correspondence is that you are ignorant of the United States and Georgia Constitutions and codes,” she wrote in response to a late September letter from Jordan asserting she must answer questions about the investigation. 

“A more troubling explanation is that you are abusing your authority as Chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary to attempt to obstruct and interfere with a Georgia criminal prosecution.”

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Jordan initially wrote to Willis in August just hours before Trump appeared in a county jail, essentially asking her to turn over all documents and communications related to the case.

“Congress in general, and this Committee in particular, have a strong legislative interest in ensuring that popularly elected local prosecutors do not misuse their law-enforcement authority to target federal officials for political reasons,” he wrote last month. 

“We can only conclude from your hostile response to the Committee’s oversight that you are actively and aggressively engaged in such a scheme.”

Willis on Wednesday said Jordan has already shown his hand in terms of his desire to interfere with this case.

“Indeed, you confessed to this motivation on Mark Levin’s September 10, 2023, show: when discussing one of my office’s active prosecutions, you boasted, ‘We’re trying to get all the answers, but we’re trying to stop this stuff as well,’” she wrote.

Willis once again did not spare in revealing irritation at Jordan’s request for information, noting she has already responded with information about federal grants they receive.

“We have already written a letter — which I have attached again for your reference — explaining why the legal positions you advance are meritless. Nothing you’ve said in your latest letter changes that fact,” she said, adding that his letter comes as “my team and I are exceptionally busy.”

“As I have explained, your requests implicate significant, well recognized confidentiality interests related to an ongoing criminal matter, as well as serious constitutional concerns regarding federalism and separation of powers.” 

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