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Fani Willis Responds To Jordan’s Demand For Docs After Contempt Threat

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Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, who is heading the investigation into potential election interference by Donald Trump and his associates, strongly disagreed with House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan’s claim that her office has not adequately complied with his subpoena.

Willis sent a letter to Jordan asserting that she firmly rejects his assertion. “As you note in your letter, we have already provided you with substantial information about our programs that are funded via federal grants,” Willis said.

Jordan issued a subpoena to Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis following the release of audio by the Washington Free Beacon in which an employee raised concerns about the potential misuse of federal funds before being terminated. Despite the allegations, Willis has denied any wrongdoing.

via CBS

In response, Jordan sent a letter to Willis two weeks ago acknowledging that some records had been provided but insisting on full compliance with the document requests and subpoena by Thursday, warning of possible contempt of Congress proceedings if she failed to comply.

Willis, in a letter dated February 23 to Jordan, stated that her office was actively working to produce relevant documents in a timely manner and was making a genuine effort to provide information regarding their federal grant funding.

“Let me be clear, while we are abiding by your subpoena in good faith and with due diligence, we will not divert resources that undermine our duty to the people of Fulton County to prosecute felonies committed in this jurisdiction,” Willis said.

via CBS

“We will not shut down this office’s efforts to prosecute crime — including gang activity, acts of violence and public corruption — to meet unreasonable deadlines in your politically motivated ‘investigation’ of this office,” she added.

“[L]et me again state this clearly: nothing that you do will derail the efforts of my staff and I to bring the election interference prosecution to trial so that a jury of Fulton County citizens can determine the guilt or innocence of the defendants,” she said.

“My family, my staff and I have been threatened repeatedly by people making violent, often racist, attacks,” Willis added.

via NBC

“Neither those threats, nor anything your colleagues and you say or do, will deter us from fulfilling our duty to bring this case to trial.”

Trump and 18 co-defendants pleaded not guilty in the Georgia election case.

Four of them have since taken plea deals.

Trump and some of his co-defendants have been granted permission to appeal the ruling that allowed Willis to remain on the case.

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