Ga. Senate approves special committee to investigate Fani Willis as Rep moves to impeach; Trump sounds off!

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is facing calls for impeachment and will be investigated over allegations of misconduct after the Georgia Senate approved legislation creating a special committee.

“The bill, known as SR 465, was filed by Sen. Greg Dolezal, the chairman of Georgia’s Senate Committee on Transportation and chief deputy whip, and would establish the Senate Special Committee on Investigations to examine whether Willis has any potential conflicts of interest connected to her hiring of special prosecutor Nathan Wade,” Fox 5 Atlanta reported Friday.

Setting up the committee does not need approval by either the state House or Republican Gov. Brian Kemp. The state Senate voted 30 – 19 to create the special panel to investigate the embattled DA who is leading the election fraud case against former President Donald Trump and more than a dozen co-defendants.

The bill notes that the allegations against Willis, if proven true, would “bring her and her office into disrepute” and “undermine public confidence” in the criminal justice system. The text of the bill also states that it will “cast significant doubt as to the validity of the charges her office has brought in regard to the 2020 Presidential Election.”

And Rep. Charlice Byrd filed resolution H.R 872 to impeach the DA.

“Fani Willis has a laundry list of potential conflicts that make her unworthy and unfit to be the District Attorney in Fulton County,” Byrd said in a press release. “Someone elected to that office is expected to uphold the law and not weaponize their office for political gain.”

“The new panel would be able to issue subpoenas and require people to testify under oath — powers that no other Georgia legislative committee routinely uses,” Fox 5 noted, adding that it also “can’t directly sanction” Willis.

The vote followed an announcement earlier this month that the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary is also investigating Nathan Wade, the Fulton County special prosecutor who allegedly had a “romantic” relationship with Willis.

In a post on Truth Social Friday, Trump blasted Willis and the case against him, adding that apologies should be issued.

“Fani Willis should immediately be forced to drop her corrupt PERSECUTION of me, and 19 other innocent people,” he wrote.

“Her boyfriend/lover went to the White House on numerous occasions in order to coordinate their ‘Hunt for Trump,’ and charged large fees in doing so,” the former president continued.

“I did nothing wrong and, to the best of my knowledge, neither did anyone else. This case must be dropped with apologies being made to all of those who were so unfairly treated!” Trump wrote.

Frieda Powers

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