On Thursday, the House Judiciary Committee announced that it will be investigating the motives of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, in her decision to indict President Donald Trump and 18 other Americans.
Fox News reports that Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) announced the committee’s intentions in a publicly-released letter addressed to Willis. Jordan told Willis that her “indictment and prosecution implicate substantial federal interests, and the circumstances surrounding [her] actions raise serious concerns about whether they are politically motivated.”
“It is noteworthy that just four days before this indictment, you launched a new campaign fundraising website that highlighted your investigation into President Trump,” Jordan wrote. “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.”
Congressional Republicans have been preparing to take action against Willis, a far-left prosecutor, ever since she announced the indictment. In addition to her aforementioned fundraising efforts specifically naming the Trump indictment, some have pointed to reports revealing that Willis’ investigation has used many of the same witnesses and materials that were used by Jack Smith, the Special Counsel appointed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to oversee the investigation into Trump’s actions prior to the peaceful protest at the United States Capitol on January 6th, 2021.
As such, the Judiciary Committee letter demands that Willis’ office hand over all documents related to its use of federal funds, communications with the DOJ, and records of any cooperation with federal officials. The deadline for Willis to turn in these documents is 10:00 AM on September 7th.
President Trump turned himself in at the Fulton County courthouse on Thursday night, with his official mugshot being released shortly after his arraignment. His bail was set at $200,000, which he is expected to easily pay, making for a quick processing before his release. The former president faces 13 charges related to his efforts to combat voter fraud in the 2020 election in the state of Georgia; the 18 other people indicted by Willis are mostly Trump campaign surrogates, Trump’s lawyers, or former Trump White House officials.
After his mugshot was taken, President Trump returned to his Twitter account for the first time in over two years, simply posting the mugshot with a link to his website. The post has been viewed over 118 million times and received over one million likes.