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Fulton County DA Rejects Allegations of Non-Compliance in Federal Grant Probe

In an utterly non-self-aware response to Rep. Jim Jordan’s investigation of her, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis argued that his investigation of her was “politically motivated,” the very thing many in the GOP accuse her investigation of Trump of being. Further, she attempted to refute his requests for documents.

As background, Rep. Jordan is investigating DA Willis’ alleged misuse of federal grant funds. When the DA allegedly, according to the congressman, did not fully comply with his requests for information about toward what purpose the funds were used, Rep. Jordan fired off a second letter to the DA describing where her response to his demands had been deficient and in which he threatened to hold her in contempt of Congress.

DA Willis responded, on March 25, in a letter of her own. In the letter, DA Willis first claimed to “categorically reject” Rep. Jordan’s accusations that she did not fully comply with requests for information, then went on to accuse his investigation of being politically motivated and intended to derail her investigation into him rather than provide real oversight, as he claims.

Beginning her letter, DA Willis said that she rejected his claims about how her office has been deficient in responding to requests for information, saying:

“I am in receipt of your letter dated March 14, 2024. I categorically reject the assertion that this office is deficient in responding to the Committee’s subpoena dated February 2, 2024.”

Continuing, she went on to explain why she thinks she is complying in a “good faith” way. Doing so, the DA wrote, “As you note in your letter, we have already provided you with substantial information about our programs that are funded via federal grants.

“Further, as I expressed to you in my letter dated February 23, 2024, this office is in the process of producing relevant documents to you on a rolling basis and is undertaking a good faith effort to provide you with responsive information about our federal grant funding. As part of that ongoing process, we are again today making a document production.”

Fani Willis responds to House Judicial Committee subpoena

In a statement to FOX 5, a spokesperson for the Fulton County District Attorney called Jordan’s claims “false allegations.”

The spokesperson said the ex-employee was a “holdover employee from the previous administration who was terminated for cause” and that any lawsuits over the firing were “baseless litigation.” 

“Any examination of the records of our grant programs will find that they are highly effective and conducted in cooperation with the Department of Justice and in compliance with all Department of Justice requirements. Our federal grant programs are focused on helping at-risk youth and seeking justice for sexual assault victims who were too long ignored,” the statement reads.

“Our federal grant-funded Sexual Assault Kit Initiative has been cited by the United States Attorney General as a model program. We are proud of our grant programs and our partnership with the Department of Justice that makes Fulton County a safer, more just place.”

Jordan’s previous attempts to investigate Fani Willis

This is not the first time that Rep. Jordan has attempted to investigate Willis in connection to the indictment of former President Donald Trump and 18 others for allegedly interfering in the Georgia presidential election in 2020.

Almost immediately after the indictment was handed up, Jordan accused Willis of conspiring with the Justice Department. 

In September, Willis sent a letter to Jordan accusing him of interfering in the state case and pushing “outrageous partisan misrepresentations.”

Less than a month later, Willis responded to a demand from Jordan by sending a letter that accused him of abusing his authority as Chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary. 

“A charitable explanation of your correspondence is that you are ignorant of the United States and Georgia Constitutions and codes. A more troubling explanation is that you are abusing your authority as Chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary to attempt to obstruct and interfere with a Georgia criminal prosecution.”

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