Republican Representative Jim Jordan accused Fulton County, GA, District Attorney Fani Willis of interfering with the 2024 presidential election with her indictments against GOP front-runner and former president Donald Trump.
During a preview of an interview set to air on Sunday’s broadcast of FNC’s “Life, Liberty & Levin,” Jordan, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said that based on that and the potential use of federal resources for the investigation, there are grounds to investigate Willis.
“Well, first of all, we asked some simple questions, like you’re interfering with a federal election — that obvious to anyone who has got common sense, as you pointed out there, Mark,” he said.
“And then, of course, it is did you use federal funds for this. We asked these same questions of [Manhattan District Attorney] Alvin Bragg,” Jordan added.
“Alvin Bragg sued us, took us to court, and the court ruled in our favor. And we got to depose one of the prosecutors who was working on the indictment up there on President Trump,” Jordan said.
“So, we asked the same questions of [Fulton County, GA District Attorney] Fani Willis, and she gives us this long eight, nine-page letter with all of her excuses and things that she put in that letter.”
“But the fundamental issue is the one you raise,” Jordan continued.
“This is interfering with a federal election. And I was thinking about this today — as you step back and look at this and how it has escalated, this is the part that is most frightening. Remember, it started with spying on President Trump’s campaign in 2016,” Jordan noted.
“Then it was Bob Mueller, the special counsel. Then it was interview, deposing all of President Trump’s family. Then it was impeachment one and impeachment two. Then, 13 months ago, they raid his home, search his home, search Mar-a-Lago,” he said.
“And then it is not one, not two, not three — four different indictments, two by these state prosecutors and two by the federal counsel,” Jordan continued.
“And now, as you pointed out, it is the 14th Amendment they are trying. The escalation in how they will go after this guy is just truly unbelievable.”
“And, of course, all of this sort of comes together with this Fani Willis indictment with President Trump and the 18 other folks, and the crazy grand jury experience down there,” he added.
“And now we learn there were three senators they were thinking about indicting. This is out of control and you know it,” he said.
“And no one is being clearer in explaining to the American people than you have. The piece you wrote on the 14th Amendment I thought was so on-target, and how crazy and ridiculous that argument is. Yeah, we’re trying to get all the answers, but we’re trying to stop this stuff, as well.”
On Friday, Willis accused Jordan of trying to “interfere with and obstruction [sic] this office’s prosecution” of Trump and 18 other defendants after Jordan demanded she turn over all documents related to the case.
As the Daily Fetched reported:
According to Willis, Jordan’s federal powers to investigate are “not unlimited,” and there is no justification in the Constitution for Congress to interfere with a state criminal matter, as you attempt to do.”
In Jordan’s letter dated August 24, he suggested Willis was attempting to interfere with the 2024 election, adding that her investigation might infringe on the free speech of front-runner Trump.
However, Fani Willis fired back on Thursday, accusing Jim Jordan of peddling “inaccurate information and misleading statements” which improperly interfered with the case.
“Its obvious purpose is to obstruct a Georgia criminal proceeding and to advance outrageous misrepresentations,” Willis wrote of Jordan’s letter.
“As I make clear below, there is no justification in the Constitution for Congress to interfere with a state criminal matter, as you attempt to do.”