Congress subpoenas Fani Willis: Report

 February 3, 2024

The U.S. House of Representatives has subpoenaed Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis (D). 

Fox News reports that the House Judiciary Committee, which is chaired by U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), subpoenaed Willis on Friday, Feb. 2, 2024.

Willis, of course, is the district attorney who is prosecuting former President Donald Trump, claiming that Trump and some of his associates committed crimes when they attempted to challenge Georgia's results in the 2020 presidential election.

Willis, though, has now managed to land herself in a difficult position, perhaps jeopardizing her prosecution of Trump.

The federal subpoena

Jordan and his committee launched an investigation into Willis on Jan. 12, 2024. The investigation regards allegations that she improperly used funds that she has received from the federal government - specifically from the Biden administration.

Reports indicate that Willis received over $14 million from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) between 2020 and 2023. Some believe that the Biden administration, here, was essentially funding Willis' prosecution of Trump - who just happens to be President Joe Biden's top political rival.

Jordan has asked Willis to provide his committee with various documents relating to the federal funding. Willis, however, has refused to comply. She, in fact, has refused to comply on three separate occasions: Aug. 2023, Sept. 2023, and Dec. 2023.

Now, Jordan and his committee have subpoenaed the documents.

The subpoena asks Willis to hand over "all documents and communications referring or relating to the Fulton County District Attorney's Office's receipt and use of federal funds, including but not limited to, federal funds from the Department of Justice's Office Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and Office of Community Oriented Policing Services."

Willis responds

The big question now is whether Willis will comply with the subpoena. Willis has already released a statement on the matter.

"These false allegations are included in baseless litigation filed by a holdover employee from the previous administration who was terminated for cause. The courts that have ruled found no merit in these claims. We expect the same result in any pending litigation," she said.

She added:

Any examination of the records of our grant programs will find that they are highly effective and conducted in cooperation with the Department of Justice and in compliance with all Department of Justice requirements. Our federal grant programs are focused on helping at-risk youth and seeking justice for sexual assault victims who were too long ignored. Our federal grant-funded Sexual Assault Kit Initiative has been cited by the United States Attorney General as a model program. We are proud of our grant programs and our partnership with the Department of Justice that makes Fulton County a safer, more just place.

The other allegations

The above allegations are separate from the other allegations that Willis has been facing recently.

These other allegations allege that Willis had an affair with the prosecutor whom she chose to prosecute Trump, that she awarded her paramour a highly lucrative contract, and that her lover used some of these funds to take Willis on trips. Willis, just recently, admitted to the relationship.

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