The U.S. House Judiciary Committee is investigating whether Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis might have “coordinated” with the U.S. House Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2020 Presidential Election prior to Willis’s public demand that the panel preserve documents related to Donald Trump’s phone call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
The inquiry was raised in a March 19 letter from Judiciary Committee chair Jerry Nadler (D-NY) to Chairman of the Select Committee on the Events Surrounding Jan. 6th Jamie Raskin (D-MD). In the letter, Nadler said the committee had received information that Willis’s office had been in contact with the select committee about the phone call prior to publicly issuing its preservation demand.
Nadler asked Raskin for records related to those communications, including “the date and time of any communications” between Willis’s office and the select committee, “the name and title of all individuals involved,” and the “subject and content of such communications.”
It is unclear what information Willis’s office may have provided to the select committee. The letter does not indicate whether there is any evidence of coordination between the two.
The investigation comes as Willis is in the early stages of a criminal investigation into Trump’s activities in Georgia surrounding the 2020 election. Her office has sent out a series of more than two dozen notices to those close to the former president, demanding they preserve documents related to her probe.