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Fulton County DA Fani Willis again rejects House GOP request for docs on Trump case

Willis indicted Trump and 18 co-defendants in August under the state's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and further slapped Trump with a litany of conspiracy counts related to his efforts to challenge the 2020 presidential election results.

Published: October 11, 2023 6:38pm

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has again rejected a request from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan for documents related to her prosecution of former President Donald Trump.

"We have already written a letter — which I have attached again for your reference — explaining why the legal positions you advance are meritless. Nothing you’ve said in your latest letter changes that fact," she informed the Ohio lawmaker in a letter The Hill obtained. "As I have explained, your requests implicate significant, well recognized confidentiality interests related to an ongoing criminal matter, as well as serious constitutional concerns regarding federalism and separation of powers."

Willis indicted Trump and 18 co-defendants in August under the state's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and further slapped Trump with a litany of conspiracy counts related to his efforts to challenge the 2020 presidential election results. Jordan subsequently launched a probe of the case and asked Willis to hand over documents, which she refused to do. He then reiterated his request in September, prompting her most recent letter.

"A charitable explanation of your correspondence is that you are ignorant of the United States and Georgia Constitutions and codes," she wrote to Jordan. "A more troubling explanation is that you are abusing your authority as Chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary to attempt to obstruct and interfere with a Georgia criminal prosecution."

Her harsh rejection of Jordan's requests follows his own suggestion that Willis's case against Trump is a political prosecution and that her refusal to cooperate with his committee served to confirm his suspicions.

"Your letter reinforces the Committee's concern that your prosecutorial conduct is geared more toward advancing a political cause and your own notoriety than toward promoting the fair and just administration of the law," he wrote in September. "We can only conclude from your hostile response to the Committee’s oversight that you are actively and aggressively engaged in such a scheme."

Trump, for his part, has pleaded not guilty to all charges in the case and contends that Willis's prosecution is part of a broader political witch hunt designed to derail his 2024 bid for the White House.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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