The U.S. Marshals Service recently had to physically deliver a subpoena to Fulton County, Georgia, District Attorney Fani Willis after she failed to take service of the House Judiciary Committee subpoena over email.
The House Judiciary Committee sent the subpoena to the Georgia district attorney on Feb. 2, requesting documents related to the possible misuse of federal funds for her 2020 election case against former President Donald Trump, but she refused to respond to the subpoena after the committee sent it to her via email.
Fani Willis is HAND-SERVED Subpoena by U.S. Marshals https://t.co/iEOVdlzYGW
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) February 10, 2024
“Why wouldn’t Fani Willis just accept service like everyone else? Making the U.S. Marshal’s Service use taxpayer money to do this is a complete waste of time and resources. But we shouldn’t be surprised when it comes to her office,” a source close to the matter told the Daily Caller.
The House Judiciary Committee wants all documents and messages related to the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office’s use of federal money allocated to the county by the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.
Reports emerged in late January that Willis had fired an employee who blew the whistle to her about her office’s misuse of funds.
Happening Now: Fulton County DA Fani Willis appears to be the one in hot water after she attempted to bring Trump and his associates down.
According to the States investigation multiple whistleblowers have come forward from her office and are willing to testify about her… pic.twitter.com/ewImu5z91B
— 🇺🇸Travis🇺🇸 (@Travis_in_Flint) February 10, 2024
“He wanted to do things with grants that were impossible, and I kept telling him, like, ‘We can’t do that,’” the whistleblower said in a recording published by the Washington Free Beacon. “He told everybody [ … ] ‘We’re going to get MacBooks, we’re going to get swag, we’re going to use it for travel.’ I said, ‘You cannot do that, it’s a very, very specific grant.’”
Willis also stands accused of paying funds to another lawyer while having an inappropriate relationship with him. “By going after the most high level person, and the Republican Nominee, she was able to get her ‘lover’ much more money, almost a Million Dollars, than she would be able to get for the prosecution of any other person or individual,” Trump wrote on Truth Social.
The other lawyer in the affair, Nathan Wade, is now leading the case to prosecute Trump over allegations that he attempted to interfere with the election in 2020.