Fani Willis Responds To Jordan’s Demand For Docs After Contempt Threat
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis looks on during a hearing in the case of the State of Georgia v. Donald John Trump at the Fulton County Courthouse on March 1, 2024, in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Georgia’s Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, who is leading a 2020 election interference case against former President Donald Trump and his allies, issued a combative response to House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) this week in a clash over documents.

The prosecutor sent Jordan a letter on Monday saying that she “categorically” rejected the chairman’s assertion that her office has not sufficiently responded to his subpoena from early February.

“As you note in your letter, we have already provided you with substantial information about our programs that are funded via federal grants,” Willis said, according to a copy of the letter posted to X by CNN reporter Zachary Cohen.

Jordan issued the subpoena after the Washington Free Beacon published audio of an employee telling Willis about the potential misuse of federal funds weeks before the worker was fired. Willis has rejected suggestions of wrongdoing.

The chairman followed up with a letter to Willis two weeks ago that acknowledged the DA did produce some records, but demanded she fully comply with document requests and a subpoena by Thursday or face the prospect of contempt of Congress proceedings.

Willis said a February 23 letter she sent Jordan expressed that her office was “in the process of producing relevant documents to you on a rolling basis and is undertaking a good faith effort to provide you with responsive information about our federal grant funding.”


Although the DA said her office was making another production on Monday as part of that “ongoing process,” she claimed Jordan’s “extensive” demands that cover several years for records in less than two months are “unreasonable and uncustomary.”

Willis insisted that such an endeavor would require her office to “divert resources from our primary purpose of prosecuting crime,” though she did not name any particular case.

“Let me be clear, while we are abiding by your subpoena in good faith and with due diligence, we will not divert resources that undermine our duty to the people of Fulton County to prosecute felonies committed in this jurisdiction,” Willis said.

“We will not shut down this office’s efforts to prosecute crime — including gang activity, acts of violence and public corruption — to meet unreasonable deadlines in your politically motivated ‘investigation’ of this office,” she added.

Willis said her office will make another production in the “coming weeks.”

She then alluded to Trump’s trial, which she reportedly hopes to have before the 2024 election after a judge allowed her to press forward with special prosecutor Nathan Wade resigning amid concerns about a romantic relationship between him and the DA.

“[L]et me again state this clearly: nothing that you do will derail the efforts of my staff and I to bring the election interference prosecution to trial so that a jury of Fulton County citizens can determine the guilt or innocence of the defendants,” she said.

“My family, my staff and I have been threatened repeatedly by people making violent, often racist, attacks,” Willis added. “Neither those threats, nor anything your colleagues and you say or do, will deter us from fulfilling our duty to bring this case to trial.”

Trump and 18 co-defendants pleaded not guilty in the Georgia election case. Four of them have since taken plea deals. Trump and some of his co-defendants have been granted permission to appeal the ruling that allowed Willis to remain on the case.

The former president faces four criminal cases and civil litigation as he runs another campaign seeking a second term in the White House. He has broadly denied wrongdoing and has claimed that prosecutors are engaged in a politically motivated “witch hunt” against him.

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