Sparks Fly in District Attorney Fani Willis and Rep. Jim Jordan Correspondence Feud

In what has been described as “the letter war” between Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Willis sent another “missive” to Jordan on Wednesday, advising the congressman, as reported, “to mind his own business,” or, as one reporter characterized Willis’ recommendation to Jordan, “pound sand.”

As reported for months unceasingly, “Willis is prosecuting Trump and his co-defendants over their attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election result in Georgia.” As determined, Trump did not win the Georgia vote. Jordan, who has been consistently characterized as “a staunch Trump ally,” and who is the chair of the House Judiciary Committee, “has demanded Willis answer questions about her case.”

Willis, allegedly, has refused to answer Jordan’s questions. In response to Willis’ refusal, Jordan wrote Willis a letter on September 27 claiming her refusal to cooperated with Jordan’s committee “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.” Additionally, Jordan claimed his committee “has the constitutional authority to conduct oversight” of her probe.

Willis disagreed. In her response to Jordan on Wednesday, Willis suggested that Jordan was “ignorant” and, to support her assertion, she cited a recent Fox News appearance of his in which he said he is “trying to stop this stuff.”

Willis’ rhetoric was unabashed, writing to Jordan: “A charitable explanation of your correspondence is that you are ignorant of the United States and Georgia Constitutions and codes.” Willis then offered another and more acrimonious interpretation of Jordan’s motives. Willis wrote: “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. See O.C.G.A. § 16-10-24.”

Willis seems to have researched Jordan’s public statements regarding his views of the Trump-related prosecutions. Willis added: “Indeed, you confessed to this motivation on Mark Levin’s September 10, 2023, show: when discussing one of my office’s active prosecutions. you boasted, “We’re trying to get all the answers, but we’re trying to stop this stuff as well.” Willis concluded: “While you may enjoy immunity under the United States Constitution’s Speech or Debate Clause, that does not make your behavior any less offensive to the rule of law.”

D & B Staff

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