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Fulton County’s Fani Willis condemns Jim Jordan’s investigation into his lawsuit against Trump and his allies



Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis delivered a scathing response to inquiries from House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan about his investigation into efforts to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia, accusing the Republican of attempting “to interfere with an active criminal case,” according to a new letter released Thursday.

Willis, a Democrat, condemned Jordan’s investigation into her case against former President Donald Trump and his allies. She said the Jordan investigation “had the obvious purpose of obstructing criminal proceedings in Georgia and promoting outrageous partisan misrepresentation.”

According to her, “nothing in the Constitution justifies Congress interfering in a state criminal case, as you are trying to do”.

Rejecting Jordan’s requests for a wide range of documents relating to his investigation, Willis argued that Congress lacked jurisdiction to seek information about his ongoing criminal investigation.

“Your letter is intended to reveal non-public and inside information regarding my office’s investigation and prosecution of a specific case,” Willis wrote. “Your job description as a legislator does not include criminal law enforcement, nor oversight of a specific criminal trial, because you believe it will further your partisan political goals.” »

Willis voluntarily provided information about federal funds received by his office. She said her office has received more than $14 million in federal grants for various programs, including tackling violent crime, at-risk youth and domestic violence.

By providing explanations for each grant, Willis appears to be trying to forestall a common refrain from Jordan and other House Republicans, who say the government has been used as a weapon against conservatives and has threatened to cut funding for the forces. federal orders.

“If you and your colleagues follow through on your threats to deny this office federal funds, know that you will decide to allow serial rapists to go unprosecuted, hate crimes to go unaddressed and cancel programs. for children at risk. Willis wrote. “Such vengeful and unwarranted legislation would cause serious harm to the citizens we serve, including making them less safe. »

CNN reached out to Jordan’s office for comment. In a letter to Willis last month, Jordan, a Republican from Ohio, explained why he believed his panel had jurisdiction over the state-level investigation and accused Willis of being politically motivated, pointing out that she had created a new fundraising website for the campaign days before the indictment. came down and complained that she demanded photos of those charged — including Trump — which had not been the case in her previous three indictments.

“You didn’t file a complaint until two and a half years later, at a time when the campaign for the Republican nomination is in full swing,” Jordan wrote.

Willis also attached copies of a series of racist and violent threats aimed at her and her family. She even included a copy of an affidavit for an arrest warrant against an individual who had repeatedly harassed her.

Republicans’ questions about whether Willis used federal funding in his state-level investigation reflect the same line of inquiry Republicans used to investigate Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who indicted Trump in New York earlier this year for falsifying business records to cover up an alleged secret money scheme.