Report: Trump could be indicted by the Fulton County District Attorney in the “coming weeks.”
Donald Trump made history Tuesday when he became the first ever US president to be charged with a felony after leaving office. And thanks to a lifetime of bad behavior, he could soon break his own record for most charges by an incumbent or former POTUS, which currently stands at one.
According to The Washington Post, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is expected to announce in the coming weeks whether it will file charges related to efforts by Trump and his allies to overturn the results of the state’s 2020 presidential election. While it is possible that Willis will not press charges at all, or that they will but they will not oppose Trump, there is of course a chance that she will choose to Alvin Bragg and go after the ex-president. For starters, the special grand jury assembled by Willis last year reportedly heard at least two calls in which the then-President pressured local officials to overturn Georgia’s election results, including the infamous one in which Trump demanded Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger “find” the exact number of votes he needed to reverse his loss Joe Biden in a win. For another, when asked about the group’s recommendations regarding: which individuals should be charged, jury forewoman Emily Kors told The New York Times it was “not a short list,” adding whether or not Trump was on it: “You won’t be shocked. It’s not rocket science.” Speak against The Atlanta Journal Constitution, another juror said of the group’s report: “A lot will come out sooner or later. And it’s going to be huge. It’s going to be huge.”
In a lawsuit, lawyers for Trump demanded that the special grand jury’s final report be overturned, claiming that the “results of the investigation cannot be trusted and should therefore be suppressed given the constitutional violations.” His lawyers also alleged that Willis was guilty of “instances of forensic misconduct and improper extrajudicial activity”, and should be removed from the case. In a speech last night at Mar-a-Lago, Trump called Willis, who is black, a “racist,” insisting that his call to Raffensperger was “perfect” and “nothing wrong was said.”
Of course, the Fulton County case isn’t the only one that could lead to charges on top of those from New York. The ex-president is also under investigation by the Justice Department for both his attempt to overturn the election and subsequent uprising and his handling of classified documents. Sunday has the After that special counsel reported Jack Smith, overseeing the probes had found “significant” evidence that Trump may have obstructed justice in the documents case. On Wednesday, a consultant came to Mike Pence said the former VP would not appeal a ruling ordering him to comply with a subpoena from Smith to testify before a grand jury about his conversations with Trump prior to the attack on the Capitol.
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