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House Committee Subpoenas Fani Willis

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On Friday, House Republicans subpoenaed Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis amid allegations of misconduct.

The Georgia DA has made headlines over the past two years as her office has charged former President Trump with allegedly attempting to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

Fox News reports:

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) subpoenaed Willis as she is accused of misusing federal funds in Georgia. She is also alleged to have fired a whistleblower from her office over the same issue.

The subpoena is for documents related to the Fulton County DA’s office receipt and use of federal funds. 

Last month, one of the 18 defendants in the election case accused Willis of hiring her romantic partner as a top prosecutor in the case.

Michael Roman, a co-defendant and 2020 Trump campaign official, filed a court motion to dismiss the case, accusing Willis of having an affair with the special prosecutor who assisted in securing a grand jury indictment against former President Trump.

Citing “sources close” to both Willis and Wade, Roman’s lawyer, Ashleigh Merchant, claimed the pair have been involved in an “ongoing, personal and romantic relationship,” and went on vacations together. The filings argued the alleged relationship, which Merchant claims started before the election interference probe began, makes the indictment “fatally defective” and requests it be dismissed.

This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.

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