House Judiciary investigating whether Fulton County DA Fani Willis ‘coordinated’ with Jan. 6 committee

The House Judiciary Committee this week launched an investigation into whether Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis cooperated with the House Jan. 6 Committee in its investigation.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) said Willis’ office was “coordinating investigative efforts with partisan task forces.” ” and is leading the investigation.

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Lawmakers said Willis asked a House select committee on Jan. 6 to share evidence with his office.

Willis was investigating former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election in Georgia.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis (center) speaks during a press conference at the Fulton County Government Center on August 14, 2023 in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

She indicted Trump in August on one count of violating Georgia’s RICO law, three counts of criminal abetting, six counts of criminal conspiracy, one count of filing false documents, and two counts of making false statements. Mr. Trump has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

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But Jordan and Loudermilk said the new information “raises additional questions related to the committee’s oversight of Willis’ politically motivated prosecutions of a former U.S. president and several former federal officials.” .

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Representative Bennie Thompson, Democrat of Michigan, will speak at a hearing on the investigation on January 6, along with Representative Liz Cheney, Republican of Wyoming. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

“The coordination between Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis, and Pelosi’s January 6th Task Force should be of concern to everyone,” Loudermilk said in a statement. “This new information raises questions about Mr. Willis and Mr. Thompson’s commitment to due process and whether the Select Committee violated House rules when it failed to properly disclose this material.”

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He added: “We are deeply concerned by this behavior and want the truth.”

Jordan and Loudermilk sent letters to Willis and former Jan. 6 Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss.

Mr Thompson said he had received the letter and said it contained “significant factual errors”.

“I’ve said it many times, but [Jan. 6 committee] “We have archived the official records in accordance with House rules. Only the House Administration Committee has these records, and Mr. Loudermilk is fully aware of this,” Thompson told NBC News. Told.



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