GOP lawmakers allege J6 Committee coordinated with Fulton County prosecutor Fani Willis

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On Tuesday, GOP lawmakers launched an investigation into Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, the prosecutor in the Georgia 2020 election case against 2024 Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, over alleged collusion between her office and the Democrat-led January 6 committee.

A letter from House Judiciary Committee chairman Jim Jordan to Willis stated that “although we were aware that your office had coordinated its politically motivated prosecutions with the Office of Special Counsel Jack Smith, we recently learned that your office also coordinated its investigative actions with the partisan Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol.”

Jordan wrote that the committee has come into possession of a letter from Willis to January 6 Select Committee chairman Bennie Thompson, dated December 17, 2021, in which she requested “access to congressional ‘records that may be relevant to our criminal investigation.’ Specifically, you asked Rep. Thompson for access to ‘record [sic] includ[ing] but … not limited to recordings and transcripts of witness interviews and depositions, electronic and print records of communications, and records of travel.'”

Willis also wrote in the letter that she and her staff were “eager to travel to Washington, DC, to ‘meet with investigators in person’ and to receive these records ‘any time’ between January 31, 2022, and February 25, 2022.”

Jordan wrote that this letter raises “additional questions relevant to the Committee’s oversight of your politically motivated prosecution of a former President of the United States and several former senior federal officials.” Willis indicted Trump and 18 other co-defendants on violations of the Georgia RICO Act over their contesting of the 2020 election results.

The GOP lawmaker noted that the select committee, now defunct, “had a troubling track record of procedural abuses and due process violations,” including “cherrypick[ing] selective information to create false and misleading public narratives” and not pursuing “witnesses with evidence that would not advance its partisan narrative.”

The House Judiciary Committee is seeking all documents and communications between Willis’ office and the select committee between July 1, 2021 and January 3, 2023, as well as documents related to the possession of select committee documents by Willis’ office.

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