Fani Willis Calls Investigation into Her ‘Unlawful’

Fani Willis Calls Investigation into Her 'Unlawful'

Fani Willis, the District Attorney for Fulton County in Georgia, has said that she considers the Georgia State Senate’s investigation into her actions “unlawful.”

She also mentioned that she won’t participate in the investigation by testifying before it.

Earlier this year, Republicans in the Georgia State Senate formed a special committee to thoroughly investigate allegations of misconduct against Fani Willis.

She is leading the prosecution of former President Donald Trump and 18 others, who are accused of trying to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in Georgia.

Speaking to reporters on May 6, Willis, a Democrat, said she had “not broken the law in any way.”

“I don’t even think they have the authority to subpoena me, but they need to learn the law,” she said, adding, “I will not appear to anything that is unlawful, and I have not broken the law in any way.”

The special committee was established after Willis found herself embroiled in a scandal related to a romantic relationship Willis had with Nathan Wade, a special prosecutor she hired in the case against Trump.

It was argued that the relationship was improper and should disqualify Fani Willis from continuing to lead the case, but she was allowed to remain on the condition that Wade was removed.

Fani Willis Calls Investigation into Her 'Unlawful'
Fani Willis Calls Investigation into Her ‘Unlawful’

Wade has since resigned, and the decision to keep Willis on the case is being appealed.

The committee held a meeting on May 3 to investigate possible conflicts of interest and misuse of public funds by District Attorney Willis. They’re considering making new laws specifically aimed at her.

During a community event, Willis discussed how the investigation was affecting her work. She mentioned that it seemed people didn’t trust African American district attorneys and felt the need to control them.

Willis emphasized that despite the investigation, she’s focused on serving her community. She expressed frustration that the investigation was interfering with her ability to do her job effectively.

Willi said, “They can look all they want. The DA’s office has done everything according to the books. We are following the law. I’m sorry that folks get mad when everybody in society can be prosecuted.”

Matthew Mangino, a former district attorney in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, expressed his views that he thinks the investigation into this matter is like fishing without knowing what you’ll catch.

He says if lawmakers wanted to remove Willis, they could try to impeach her, but they need solid reasons for that. He thinks this investigation might just be meant to embarrass Willis rather than find real problems.

After a hearing on Friday, Senator Bill Cowsert said that the prosecutor, Willis, could come to speak to the committee anytime, but if she didn’t agree, they might force her with a subpoena.

Willis is running for reelection this year and facing criticism, but according to a new poll, she’s still popular, even though she has only one opponent in the primary.

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