GOP Coming Hard For District Attorney Fani Willis

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - NOVEMBER 21: Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis appears before Judge Scott McAfee for a hearing in the 2020 Georgia election interference case at the Fulton County Courthouse on November 21, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. Judge McAfee heard arguments as to whether co-defendant Harrison Floyd should be sent to jail for social media posts and comments that potentially targeted witnesses in the trial. McAfee declined to revoke Floyd’s bond. Floyd was charged along with former US President Donald Trump and 17 others in an indictment that accuses them of illegally conspiring to subvert the will of Georgia voters in the 2020 presidential election.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – NOVEMBER 21: Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis appears before Judge Scott McAfee for a hearing in the 2020 Georgia election interference case at the Fulton County Courthouse on November 21, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. Judge McAfee heard arguments as to whether co-defendant Harrison Floyd should be sent to jail for social media posts and comments that potentially targeted witnesses in the trial. McAfee declined to revoke Floyd’s bond. Floyd was charged along with former US President Donald Trump and 17 others in an indictment that accuses them of illegally conspiring to subvert the will of Georgia voters in the 2020 presidential election.
Photo: Dennis Byron-Pool (Getty Images)

House Republicans are not done targeting Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis — whose prosecution of former President Donald Trump catapulted her onto the national stage.

On Friday, multiple media outlets reported that House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) sent a subpoena to Willis for documents related to alleged misuse of federal funds. The allegations emerged from an alleged whistleblower who claimed that they were fired for raising concerns about how federal funds intended for at-risk youth. The whistleblower spoke to the Washington Free Beacon — a conservative outlet that was heavily involved in the ousting of Harvard President Claudine Gay.

Advertisement

This isn’t the first time Republicans have gone after Willis about alleged misuse of federal funds. Rep. Jordan previously subpoenaed documents from Willis related to this issue, which she rejected last year. Willis told the House Judiciary Chair that there was “no justification in the Constitution for Congress to interfere with a state criminal matter.”

Advertisement

Willis faces other accusations — including allegations that she had a secret relationship with one of the lead prosecutors on the Trump case. Republicans have demanded that Willis resign over these allegations, but according to CNN News, she has no plans to step down from her position. Willis has yet to address these allegations publicly.

Advertisement

This isn’t the first time Rep. Jordan, a strong Trump ally, has gone after prosecutors on one of the former President’s cases either. The Ohio Congressman previously subpoenaed Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg — who filed his own lawsuit against the Jordan.

Despite Rep. Jordan’s attempts to point the finger at prosecutors, all four of the felony cases against Trump are still active. (Trump faces 91 felony counts). Trial dates are in flux as Trump’s attorneys file various appeals, but Willis is asking for an August court date — which would be sure to cause quite a stir in the midst of a heated election.