Democrats are hoping Trump doesn’t make it out of court alive. They have another thing coming.
Because Trump’s prosecutors made this critical mistake and now they’re being criminally investigated.
On Tuesday, Rep. Barry Loudermilk of Georgia and House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan opened an inquiry into former Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis for “colluding” with the Jan. 6 Committee. Willis indicted Trump in August.
Once Willis charged the former president in mid-August, the House Judiciary Committee began an investigation into the district attorney’s actions in the 2020 Georgia election meddling case. According to the Judiciary committee’s X (formerly Twitter) announcement, “Willis’s office coordinated its investigative actions with the partisan Select Committee.” This belief is based on a letter that Jordan and Loudermilk found dated December 17, 2021.
“As you may be aware, I am conducting a criminal investigation of possible attempts to illegally interfere with the administration of Georgia’s 2020 General election. Through news reports, we are aware that your committee has interviewed witnesses relevant to our investigation. We understand from the same reports that your committee’s investigators may have collected records relevant to our investigation,” Willis wrote to the January 6 Committee back in late 2021.
“Please accept this letter as an official request from me for access to records that may be relevant to our criminal investigation. Those records include but are not limited to recordings and transcripts of witness interviews and depositions, electronic and print records of communications, and records of travel,” Willis stated in the letter.
We have learned that Willis's office coordinated its investigative actions with the partisan Select Committee.
📍 DA Fani Willis: https://t.co/J3VqWmz6vQ
— House Judiciary GOP 🇺🇸 (@JudiciaryGOP) December 5, 2023
In January and February of 2022, the district attorney and her staff were advised to travel to the United States capital to meet with the investigators from the committee.
In a later post to X, the House Judiciary Committee noted how the Fani Willis office has been known to improperly withhold information from the defense in their prosecutorial cases.
Fani Willis’s office withheld materials from Young Thug’s defense counsel.
Will they do the same to President Trump?
Shouldn’t every civil liberties group be outraged?
— House Judiciary GOP 🇺🇸 (@JudiciaryGOP) December 6, 2023
In recent weeks, there’s been a debate over when the trial for Donald Trump in Georgia should take place.
The Trump legal team has argued that the trial should not take place until after the 2024 election cycle is over in November next year, because they believe that Trump being on trial in Atlanta, Georgia in late summer/early fall could sway the election in the Democrats’ favor.
His lawyers called such a move “the most effective election interference in the history of the United States.”
Furthermore, they claim that if he were to win the Presidential election, they wouldn’t be allowed to try him in the state of Georgia until after he left the White House in January of 2029.
This also leads to the legal and constitutional debate over whether the presidential supremacy rules would apply in that case.
Willis and her office, however, are pushing hard for the trial to take place right at the height of the presidential election when the stakes are the highest.
The timing is suspicious, no doubt. The events of Jan. 6, 2021 are nearly three years old now.
The Democrats are conveniently just now getting their cases together to target Donald Trump with indictments for alleged 2020 election interference just as it looks like Donald Trump is the inevitable Republican nominee for president.
Could they be seeking to give Joe Biden every possible chance to win in 2024 knowing that he is the most vulnerable incumbent president in decades?
If so, the irony of this “election interference”, as Trump’s lawyers call it, would be simply too rich to stomach.
Stay tuned to the DC Daily Journal.