House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Subcommittee Chairman Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) have initiated an inquiry into Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis for her coordination with the January 6 Select Committee.
The inquiry reveals the Committee’s concerns about the “politically motivated prosecutions” and the coordination between Willis’s office and the January 6 Select Committee. The GOP has also requested documents relating to this coordination, citing concerns about due process and the integrity of the investigations.
“The partisan January 6 Select Committee had a troubling track record of procedural abuses and due process violations,” Jordan wrote in the letter. “It only solicited evidence from a select set of relevant individuals, ignored exculpatory evidence, and did not pursue witnesses with evidence that would not advance its partisan narrative. It fabricated and publicly released doctored evidence.”
He continued, “It cherrypicked selective information to create false and misleading public narratives. To the extent that your politically motivated prosecutions are now relying in any way on records obtained from the partisan January 6 Select Committee, it only reinforces concerns about your commitment to due process and whether you have fulfilled your obligations to properly disclose this material.”
In a separate letter to Representative Bennie Thompson (D-MS), Loudermilk highlighted the discovery of a letter from Willis to Thompson from December 17, 2021. In the letter, Willis requested access to congressional records relevant to her criminal investigation, including witness interviews, communications, and travel records.
Read the letter between DA Willis and Chairman Thompson ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/XrYb0PXgDF
— House Judiciary GOP 🇺🇸 (@JudiciaryGOP) December 5, 2023
“According to public reporting, the Select Committee shared records with Ms. Willis,” Loudermilk wrote. “The Select Committee provided ‘Fulton County prosecutors…key evidence about what former President Trump and his top advisers knew’ with respect to Georgia’s 2020 election results.”
“However, there are no records of any additional communication between the Select Committee and Ms. Willis and her office. Therefore, we have no records showing what the Select Committee actually provided her office.”
The House Judiciary Committee’s inquiry raises questions about the impartiality of the investigations led by Willis’s office and the potential influence of partisan politics. The Committee has now requested a comprehensive list of communications and documents exchanged between Willis’s office and the January 6 Select Committee, as well as an itemized list of records provided to Willis’s office.
The J6 committee’s scope extended beyond the events of January 6. It also looked into actions leading up to the attack, including efforts to overturn the 2020 election results, the spread of misinformation about election fraud, and the involvement of various individuals and groups.
The committee then conducted a series of hearings where they heard testimonies from various individuals, including law enforcement officers present during the riot, members of the Trump administration, and others with relevant information.
The committee’s work, however, was deemed politically charged by many Republicans, with a significant debate over its composition and findings. The new inquiry marks another chapter in the ongoing scrutiny of the January 6 investigations and state and local officials’ role in new-found politically charged prosecutions.