GA Senator Considers New Committee to Pressure DA Willis After Trump Indictments


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Republican state lawmakers are considering new ways in which to undermine Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis following her indictments against former President Donald Trump and 18 of his former advisers and attorneys.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Trump backers are going after Willis using a new state law approved by Gov. Brian Kemp that creates a state commission with power to sanction or oust prosecutors found to be neglecting their duties or responsible for an array of other violations.”

The report noted further that state Sen. Clint Dixon said Monday he planned to file a complaint against Willis in October when the Prosecuting Attorneys Qualification Commission begins proceedings. He added that in his view, the indictments were spurred on by the DA’s “unabashed goal to become some sort of leftist celebrity.”

“Once the Prosecutorial Oversight Committee is appointed in October, we can have them investigate and take action against Fani Willis and her efforts that weaponize the justice system against political opponents,” said the Republican from Buford in a social media post.

“This is our best measure, and I will be ready to call for that investigation,” he added.

The news outlet added:

This scenario is what a coalition of opponents, including Willis and Democratic leaders, warned about during debate over the legislation. It passed this year, mostly along party lines, at the urging of Kemp and Republican Lt. Gov. Burt Jones, a Trump supporter whose candidacy last year was backed by the former president.


Kemp and Republican sponsors said it was designed to pursue “rogue prosecutors” who were ignoring their duties or flouting the law, avoiding overt mention of Willis. Even so, Democrats warned it would inevitably be used to target her for investigating Trump.

Last week, Republican state Sen. Colton Moore sent a letter sent to Kemp, which was obtained by Breitbart News, announcing an initiative to begin an emergency session to investigate the actions taken by Willis after a Fulton County jury indicted Trump on 13 counts.

Moore’s investigation could potentially lead to defunding Willis’s investigation of Trump and/or ultimately impeaching the district attorney.

“We must strip all funding and, if appropriate, impeach Fani Willis,” Moore said in a statement. “As a Georgia State Senator, I am officially calling for an emergency session to review the actions of Fani Willis. America is under attack. I’m not going to sit back and watch as radical left prosecutors weaponize their elected offices to politically target their opponents.”

Breitbart noted in its report: “An emergency legislative special session can come about two ways in Georgia: First, the governor can call an emergency session. Second, an emergency session can be called if 3/5 of both the legislative chambers sign onto a letter to demand a review of Willis’s actions.”

Interestingly, and what is sure to add to allegations that the Willis prosecution is political, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who served as a congressman from Georgia, revealed in an interview with TPUSA founder Charlie Kirk that he was told “someone from Washington” instructed her to indict Trump even before the grand jury returned.

He speculated that the reason behind the urgency was to divert attention from the fallout over Attorney General Merrick Garland’s naming of David Weiss, the U.S. attorney who spent years investigating Hunter Biden, refused to bring any serious charges, and then cut a sweetheart plea bargain with Hunter’s defense attorneys, as a special counsel.


After claiming that the story was “hearsay,” Gingrich clarified that the source nevertheless has historically been very accurate.

“I am told by a reliable source that Friday evening, somebody from Washington called the District Attorney of Atlanta and said, you have to indict on Monday. We have to cover up all of the mistakes we just made with Weiss,” he explained.

“And she said, apparently, ‘My jurors aren’t coming back until Tuesday,’” Gingrich continued.

“‘You didn’t hear me. You have to on Monday,’” he added, quoting the alleged Washington sources.

“‘But they’re not gonna get her before noon,’” Gingrich noted further, quoting Willis. “They said, ‘That doesn’t matter.’ She said, ‘This means that it’s gonna be eight or nine or ten o’clock.’ They said, ‘It doesn’t matter. We need the news shifting off of Weiss.”

Kirk asked Gingrich who made the phone call, but Gingrich said he didn’t know.

“I’m telling you upfront, this is hearsay, but it’s from a person who has remarkably good sources,” Gingrich said.


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