Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis essentially told House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) to stay in his lane in direct response to his demand for documents related to her case against Donald Trump.
“Your attempt to invoke the authority of Congress to intervene and disrupt an ongoing criminal investigation in Georgia is in flagrant contravention of the Constitution,” she wrote in a nine-page letter to Jordan, a longtime Trump apologist.
NBC News posted the full letter on-line.
Jordan had asked for a number of documents in connection with its investigation into allegations of election interference. That investigation led to a grand jury indicting Trump and 18 others on charges including racketeering.
Willis told Jordan to stay away, accused him of “unwarranted and illegal interference” in a government investigation and criticized his “total ignorance” of the state’s RICO laws.
“Your letter makes it clear that you lack a basic understanding of the law, its practice, and the ethical obligations of lawyers in general and prosecutors in particular,” Willis wrote.
Then she suggested a way for him to catch up.
“I encourage you to read ‘RICO State-by-State,'” she wrote. “As a non-lawyer member, you may purchase a copy for two hundred and forty-nine dollars [$249].”
Willis also gave Jordan a reality check about how Trump and others could have avoided criminal charges in their jurisdiction without congressional interference.
“Anyone who wants to avoid committing crimes in Fulton County, Georgia – including violations of Georgia’s RICO law – should not commit crimes in Fulton County, Georgia,” she wrote.
All 19 defendants in the Georgia case, including Trump, have pleaded not guilty.