House Judiciary Committee threatens contempt of congress against Fani Willis

by | Mar 14, 2024

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee notified Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis that her cooperation is required in their investigation into allegations of misused federal funds during the Georgia election interference case investigation.

A subpoena, dated February 2 and issued by Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH), asserts that Willis has not complied voluntarily with the committee's requests for documents concerning her office's receipt and utilization of U.S. Department of Justice grants.

Jordan also accused Willis of dismissing an employee who sought to prevent the Fulton County District Attorney's Office from using a federal grant for activities such as travel, purchasing computers, and providing “swag” in connection with establishing a Center of Youth Empowerment and Gang Prevention.

In the recent letter addressed to Willis, the committee acknowledges receiving a “limited set of documents” in response to the subpoena issued on February 2 but considers the level of compliance thus far as “inadequate.”

The committee is demanding that Willis and her office furnish all documents and communications pertaining to the allegations of federal fund misuse. This includes communications with the Justice Department, correspondence with employees of the Fulton County District Attorney's Office concerning federal grants, grant applications and agreements, as well as documents related to grant performance measurement and progress reporting.

Furthermore, the letter stressed that although Willis had urged the committee to work with the Justice Department to obtain the requested documents, this request did not excuse her from the legal obligation to adhere to the committee's subpoena.

Additionally, the committee dismissed Willis' assertion that the subpoena was “overbroad and unduly burdensome.”

Willis was provided with a deadline of noon on March 28 to fulfill the demands outlined by the committee. The committee cautioned that failure to comply could lead to additional actions, including the initiation of contempt of Congress proceedings.

Read the letter addressed to Fani Willis here.

Source: Fox 5 Atlanta



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