House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, has launched an oversight inquiry related to Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and her office, just hours before President Trump is expected to be arrested in Georgia.
Jordan wrote on X, “Was Fulton County DA Fani Willis working with Jack Smith? Was she communicating with the Executive Branch? Were any federal funds used in the investigation of President Trump?”
Attached to his comments, Rep. Jordan included screenshots of his letter to DA Willis, citing the 41-count indictment against President Trump and 18 of his allies and associates, some of whom included a former White House Chief of Staff and a former U.S. DOJ official.
“Your indictment and prosecution implicate substantial federal interests, and the circumstances surrounding your actions raise serious concerns about whether they are politically motivated,” Jordan wrote.
He cited the forewoman of the grand jury in Georgia, Emily Kohr, who went on an “unusual media tour about her excitement at the prospect of subpoenaing President Trump and getting to swear him in” earlier this year.
Additionally, Jordan noted that last week, the Fulton County court posted charges potentially aimed at Trump on their website hours before the actual indictment formally came down.
“The timing of this prosecution reinforces concerns about your motivation,” Jordan continued.
He highlighted the following issues that he was concerned about:
- Why the charges were not brought for two and a half years despite Willis allegedly directing her office to open an investigation into President Trump in 2021,
- Requesting that the trial for the case take place on March 4, 2024 – the day before Super Tuesday,
- Aspects of the indictment “give rise to questions about whether your office is seeking to criminalize under Georgia law certain speech of federal officers, including the President, that is protected by the First Amendment.”
Jordan said that the criminal prosecution of federal officers “raises serious concerns under the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution and poses a threat to the operations of the Federal Government.”
He included a “weighty” list of federal interests at stake in this investigation, and requested documents and communications related to the DA’s use of federal funds, potential communications and documents related to Special Counsel Jack Smith, and documents and communications connected to the DA’s office and Executive Branch officials in this investigation.