September 23, 2023

SCATHING: Fani Willis reads Jim Jordan the riot act

Willis Jordan

Fani Willis blasted Rep. Jim Jordan’s attempt to investigate her prosecution of Donald Trump with a scathing nine-page letter that will leave a mark.

Jordan had requested “every document” related to Willis’s prosecution of Donald Trump in Georgia as he asserted his right to investigate the matter as the chairman of the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government. 

Jeez, even the name of his committee should inform Jordan as to just one of the reasons he has no right to ask Willis anything.

But Jordan is accusing Willis of attempting to interfere with the 2024 election and said her investigation could infringe on the free speech and other rights of Trump and other defendants.

Obviously, Willis didn’t need to respond, but respond she did. Willis wrote Jordan a nine-page letter that invited Gym to perform his own colonoscopy.

“Its obvious purpose is to obstruct a Georgia criminal proceeding and to advance outrageous misrepresentations,” Willis wrote. “As I make clear below, there is no justification in the Constitution for Congress to interfere with a state criminal matter, as you attempt to do.”

Jordan had flat accused Willis of charging the matter solely to interfere with the campaign when he had written to Willis with an accusation:

“Moreover, you have requested that the trial in this matter begin on March 4, 2024, the day before Super Tuesday and eight days before the Georgia presidential primary. It is therefore unsurprising many have speculated that this indictment and prosecution are designed to interfere with the 2024 presidential election.”

The election calendar is such that Willis could have scheduled it at any point from February to October, and Jordan could’ve pointed to a date that would cause “many to speculate” that she charged the matter just to interfere with the election.

Willis let loose in reply:

“Face this reality, Chairman Jordan: the select group of defendants who you fret over in my jurisdiction are like every other defendant, entitled to no worse or better treatment than any other American citizen.”

Willis also basically called Jordan “stupid.”

“Your letter makes clear that you lack a basic understanding of the law, its practice and the ethical obligations of attorneys generally and prosecutors specifically.”

Jordan threatened to withhold federal funds used by the Fulton County DA office, and Willis let Jordan know that he would be responsible for what withholding those funds would do:

“Please be aware that you will be deciding to allow serial rapists to go unprosecuted, hate crimes to be unaddressed, and to cancel programs for at-risk children. Such vengeful, uncalled for legislative action would impose serious harm on the citizens we serve, including the fact that it will make them less safe.”

So Jim can choose to play politics and let children suffer.

Twitter loved the response. (The full letter is below.)

And you can read the full letter here:

This column is based on original reporting by David Wickert of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 

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Editor’s note: This is an opinion column that solely reflects the opinions of the author.

Jason Miciak

Jason Miciak is an associate editor and opinion writer for Occupy Democrats. He's a Canadian-American who grew up in the Pacific Northwest. He is a trained attorney, but for the last five years, he's devoted his time to writing political news and analysis. He enjoys life on the Gulf Coast as a single dad to a 15-year-old daughter. Hobbies include flower pots, cooking, and doing what his daughter tells him they're doing. Sign up to get all of my posts by email right here: