Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has penned a scathing letter to House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan, accusing him of engaging in an “illegal intrusion” into her investigation of former President Donald Trump and 18 others on charges related to election interference.
According to a report by the Hill on September 7, Willis said that Jordan’s request for all documents related to the investigation was “an attempt to interfere with a legitimate criminal proceeding” and that it was “an affront to the rule of law.”
“Your request is nothing more than a thinly veiled attempt to intimidate me and my office,” Willis wrote. “It is an attempt to interfere with our investigation and to prevent us from holding those responsible for their crimes accountable.”
Jordan’s request came after Willis indicted Trump and the others on charges of racketeering, conspiracy to commit election fraud, and solicitation of election fraud. The charges stem from a phone call that Trump made to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in January 2021, in which Trump pressured Raffensperger to “find” enough votes to overturn his loss in the state.
Jordan has been a vocal defender of Trump and has repeatedly accused Willis of being politically motivated in her investigation. He has also called for her to recuse herself from the case.
In her letter, Willis denied that she is being motivated by politics and said that she is simply doing her job. She also said that Jordan’s request for documents is “unprecedented” and that it “sets a dangerous precedent.”
“Your request is an attempt to intimidate me and my office, and it is an attempt to interfere with our investigation,” Willis wrote. “I will not be intimidated, and I will not be interfered with.”
Willis’ letter is the latest escalation in the battle between Trump and his allies and the Georgia prosecutors who are investigating him. The case is still in its early stages, but it has the potential to be a major legal setback for Trump.
If convicted, Trump could face up to 20 years in prison. The case is also being closely watched by legal experts and political observers, as it could set a precedent for how other states investigate and prosecute election interference cases.
The letter from Willis to Jordan is a clear sign that she is not going to back down from her investigation, despite the political pressure she is facing. It remains to be seen how Jordan will respond, but it is clear that the battle between Trump and the Georgia prosecutors is far from over.