House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan Has Big Questions for Fani – Watch
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) is demanding answers from Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis (D) about her motives in prosecuting former President Donald Trump for election interference in Georgia.
In a letter sent to Willis on Thursday, Jordan expressed concerns about the timing of the prosecution, which came two and a half years after the alleged crimes took place. He also noted that Willis launched a new campaign fundraising website just four days before she announced the indictment.
Jordan’s letter to Willis is just before Trump is set to arrive at a Fulton County jail on Thursday evening. He will get fingerprinted and possibly have his mugshot taken. Trump is facing 13 charges, including allegations of racketeering, for his actions in the aftermath of the 2020 election in Georgia.
“Your indictment and prosecution implicate substantial federal interests, and the circumstances surrounding your actions raise serious concerns about whether they are politically motivated,” Jordan wrote.
“Turning first to the question of motivation, it is noteworthy that just four days before this indictment, you launched a new campaign fundraising website that highlighted your investigation into President Trump. Additionally, the forewoman of the special grand jury you convened to investigate President Trump earlier this year bragged during an unusual media tour about her excitement at the prospect of subpoenaing President Trump and getting to swear him in,” the letter said.
Jordan also wants to know if there was any coordination with special counsel Jack Smith, who has brought indictments against Trump in Washington, D.C., and in Florida.
“There are questions about whether and how your office coordinate with DOJ Special Counsel Jack Smith during the course of this investigation, and Congress has an interest in any such activity that involves federal law enforcement agencies, and officials that fall under its oversight,” the letter said.
Foreman for Trump's Georgia Grand Jury is a piece of work… pic.twitter.com/srF85GtyU2
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