Jim Jordan Presses Fulton County DA Over Motives Behind Trump Georgia Prosecution

House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan announced in a Thursday letter an inquiry into Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis over her investigation into former President Donald Trump and the 2020 election. 

Jordan’s letter to Willis comes as Trump is set to arrive at a Fulton County jail on Thursday evening where he will get fingerprinted and possibly have his mugshot taken. Trump is facing 13 charges, including allegations of racketeering, for his actions in the aftermath of the 2020 election in Georgia.

“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.

“Turning first to the question of motivation, it is noteworthy that just four days before this indictment, you launched a new campaign fundraising website that highlighted your investigation into President Trump. Additionally, the forewoman of the special grand jury you convened to investigate President Trump earlier this year bragged during an unusual media tour about her excitement at the prospect of subpoenaing President Trump and getting to swear him in,” the letter said.

Jordan was referring to statements from grand jury foreman Emily Kohrs, who made comments on CNN that some legal experts said would complicate the case against Trump.

Jordan also wants to know if there was any coordination with special counsel Jack Smith, who has brought indictments against Trump in Washington, D.C., and in Florida.

“There are questions about whether and how your office coordinate with DOJ Special Counsel Jack Smith during the course of this investigation, and Congress has an interest in any such activity that involves federal law enforcement agencies, and officials that fall under its oversight,” the letter said.

Trump is charged in the Georgia case along with 18 other co-defendants, including Rudy Giuliani, John Eastman, Mark Meadows, Jenna Ellis, and Sidney Powell, who have all turned themselves in for processing.

Eastman, a constitutional law expert and former legal adviser to Trump, warned on Tuesday that the case “will have — and is already having — profound consequences for our system of justice.”

“I am here today to surrender to an indictment that should never have been brought,” Eastman told the press after surrendering on Tuesday. “It represents a crossing of the Rubicon for our country, implicating the fundamental First Amendment right to petition the government for redress of grievances.”

Willis has requested that the trial against Trump begin as soon as October 23.

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