On Wednesday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) sent a letter to Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis reinforcing concerns that Willis’s prosecutorial conduct is geared more toward advancing a political cause and her own notoriety than toward promoting the fair and just administration of the law.
The letter details how Congress has a clear legislative interest in ensuring that popularly elected local prosecutors do not misuse their law-enforcement authority to target federal officials for political reasons. The letter also explains how the relevant Constitutional and legal precedent provides no legitimate basis for Willis to impede the Committee’s oversight.
In particular, Chairman Jordan outlines several key points to assist Willis in understanding the relevant Constitutional and legal authorities of the Committee’s oversight.
1. The Committee Has the Constitutional Authority to Conduct Oversight of Willis’s Apparently Politically Motivated Prosecution.
2. Willis’s Reliance Upon Mazars to Reject the Committee’s Oversight is Misplaced.
3. The Committee’s Inquiry Does Not Intrude on Federalism Because Congress Is Exercising Its Core Authority to Legislate.
4. The Committee’s Inquiry Does Not Usurp Executive Powers.
5. The Committee Requires Additional Information to Advance Our Oversight.
Read the full letter to DA Willis here.