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House Judiciary Committee has initiated an investigation into Fulton County District Attorney

The House Judiciary Committee has initiated an investigation into Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis for her actions surrounding the indictment of former President Donald Trump.

On August 14, Willis charged the former president with various offenses, including violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, conspiracy, and making false statements. These charges were related to allegations of interference in Georgia's state election.

In their scrutiny of Willis, the Republican-led committee aims to determine whether she collaborated with the Department of Justice and utilized federal funds during the prosecution of Trump. Additionally, they are evaluating whether the former president should be subjected to "politically motivated state investigations." These concerns were cited in a letter from House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan.

The motivation behind Willis' indictment against Trump is also being questioned. References were made to comments by the grand jury forewoman that appeared to suggest a desire to penalize Trump.

This potential investigation comes in the wake of former President Trump's indictment in two other cases by special counsel Jack Smith. One of these cases revolves around similar allegations of election interference in 2020. Notably, the House Judiciary Committee's inquiry coincides with Trump's scheduled surrender at the Fulton County Jail.

The letter from the committee to Willis includes a request for documents pertaining to communication between Fulton County and federal prosecutors, Department of Justice officials, and Executive Branch personnel.

Georgia Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene has suggested that state Republicans may also launch an investigation into Willis' conduct. Furthermore, Greene has been urging the congressional committee to delve into the actions of the district attorney.

Notably, prior to Willis' formal issuance of the indictment, a nearly identical document was briefly posted on the website of the Fulton County clerk's office. This leak sparked widespread criticism online, and Willis evaded a question about it by stating that she is "not an expert on clerks' duties."

In addition to Trump, 18 other individuals have been indicted for their alleged attempts to overturn the election.

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