Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is being asked for answers by Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee. This is the latest step Republicans are taking to hold Democrats responsible. In a note to Willis, the committee asked her to explain why she indicted former President Donald Trump and his allies.
🚨🚨BREAKING: Fani Willis Gets Put On Notice About Her 'Politically Motivated' Trump Prosecution🚨🚨https://t.co/sASMyDEpaj
— 🇺🇸🇺🇸Josh Dunlap🇺🇲🇺🇲 ULTRA-MAGA (@JDunlap1974) August 24, 2023
The letter doesn't hold back, and it makes a lot of people worry that Willis may have been acting for political reasons. It draws attention to the fact that she started a new website to raise money for her campaign just four days before she was indicted. On this site, she talked a lot about her investigation into President Trump. Also, the leader of the special grand jury that Willis called together was excited about the idea of subpoenaing President Trump and sworning him in during a media tour.
Was Fulton County DA Fani Willis working with Jack Smith?
Was she communicating with the Executive Branch?
Were any federal funds used in the investigation of President Trump?
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) August 24, 2023
The letter also brings up a strange choice of time. Just hours before the grand jury vote, the clerk of the Fulton County Superior Court released a list of criminal charges against President Trump. Willis is also not allowed to look into Georgia Lt. Gov. Burt Jones as a target of her investigation because she actively supports his Democratic opponent. And, unlike officials in other places, Fulton County officials have hinted that they might treat President Trump like a normal criminal defendant, with mug shots and maybe even a cash bond.
It's not hard to see why Republicans are suspicious of Willis. They point out that she told her office to start looking into President Trump in February 2021, but she didn't bring charges until two and a half years later, in the middle of the Republican presidential nomination race. Willis has asked for the hearing to start on March 4, 2024, which is just one day before Super Tuesday and eight days before the Georgia presidential primary. This will add fuel to the fire. Because of this, many people think that the indictment and prosecution are meant to mess with the presidential race in 2024.
Jim Jordan, who is in charge of the House Judiciary Committee and is from Ohio, also asked some important questions about Willis' behaviour. He wants to know if she was working with Jack Smith and if she talked to the Executive Branch. He also wonders if any government money was used to look into President Trump.
House Republicans say that there needs to be federal oversight because Willis seems to be trying to use state criminal law to control how federal police act when they are on the job. They are also worried about the role of Special Counsel Jack Smith at the Department of Justice and whether or not Willis' office worked with him during the probe.
The House Judiciary Committee is now asking Willis for documents about how her office got and used federal funds, how it talked to Jack Smith and the Department of Justice, and how it talked to other federal agencies about her investigation into President Trump and his associates. It's clear that Republicans want to find out what's going on and make sure that truth and justice win.