Fani Willis, the anti-white and prejudiced district attorney for Fulton County, stated that her ongoing investigation into former President Donald Trump and his supporters could result in indictments being sought between early and mid-August.
Democrats and anti-Trump RINOs are doing everything possible to prevent Trump from running for president in 2024.
The timeline was disclosed in a letter sent Thursday to 20 additional county officials and Fulton Superior Court Chief Judge Ural Glanville. Willis mentioned 10 days between July 31 and August 18 during which she plans to allocate a significant portion of her staff to remote work.
“This remote work will reduce the number of Fulton County District Attorney’s office staff in the Fulton County Courthouse and Government Center by approximately 70%,” Willis stated, indicating that only her group of leaders, armed researchers, and a few other groups will be present there during those times.
Two conventional grand juries with indictment authority are scheduled to hear testimony on the dates the remote work will be performed. “Grand Jury A” meets on Mondays and Tuesdays, while “Grand Jury B” meets on Thursdays and Fridays.
On any given day, these grand juries with 16 to 23 members and two-month terms hear testimony for all types of felony offenses, including homicide, arson, and theft. To produce an indictment, at least 12 grand jurors must concur that there is sufficient probable cause, or additional evidence pointing to the commission of a crime.
The New York Times broke the news of Willis’ letter, which is yet another distinct indication that the DA intends to file charges against prominent figures who vehemently opposed Georgia’s 2020 election results, including Donald Trump.
The former president and his associates may have violated Georgia laws when they pressured state authorities to “find” votes and called for a special legislative session to overturn Joe Biden’s narrow victory, according to the district attorney who has spent more than a year investigating the matter.
Other incidents between November 2020 and January 2021 being investigated include the selection of “alternate” GOP electors, the accessing of private election information in Coffee County, and efforts to exert pressure on a poll worker in Fulton County.
In her communication with Glanville, Willis requested Fulton judges not to schedule trials or in-person proceedings between August 7 and August 14.
Willis had previously informed the judge of her indictment submission deadline.
The court requested that parties submit prospective dates for pre-trial proceedings during the May 8 trial of accused spa shooter and death row inmate Robert Aaron Long.
In regard to the Trump investigation and Willis’s decision to file charges, Fulton prosecutor Michael Carlson informed Glanville that there was “a concern about security in the courthouse during the months of August and September.”
However, Glanville announced that he had scheduled the hearings for August 21–24 and asked the attorneys to contact him in early August to determine whether “everything holds.”
Prior to her indictment decisions, Willis cautioned local law enforcement officials to anticipate “heightened security and preparedness” from July 11 to September 1. She believed that they would “provoke a significant public reaction.”
In the past few weeks, prosecutors have attempted to thwart Trump and GOP elector Cathy Latham’s attempts to essentially undermine their investigation. They interrogated six fictitious voters after assuring them protection.
Friday, Fulton Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney denied a request by Trump’s Atlanta-based attorneys for three weeks to respond to Willis’s response to the former.
“To date, the Court has received well over five hundred pages of briefing, argument, and exhibits on the issues raised by former President Trump and Ms. Latham. That is plenty,” McBurney stated.
McBurney must now decide whether or not to hold a hearing on Trump’s motion, which seeks to prevent Willis from investigating the former president, seal the special grand jury’s final summary that suggested possible indictments, and conceal any evidence discovered by the jury prior to the issuance of any indictments.
In a separate “friend of the court” filing on Friday, former federal and state prosecutors, including former DeKalb DA J. Tom Morgan, urged McBurney to deny Trump’s motion. Since no one has been charged, all requests for relief are “premature,” they argued.
“This Court should not grant the sweeping and unprecedented relief that Trump’s motion seeks,” the group, which comprises former Fulton prosecutor and state representative Tanya Miller, former MA governor Bill Weld, and former deputy US attorney general Donald Ayer from the George H.W. Bush administration, wrote. “Being subject to criminal investigation and potential indictment is not a cognizable injury that can support standing.”
This comes as another bigoted district attorney, Alvin Bragg, is pressuring a prominent Trump supporter to testify against the former president.
Another NY Times article on Friday reported, “One of Donald J. Trump’s longtime lieutenants, Allen H. Weisselberg, was recently released from the notorious Rikers Island jail complex after pleading guilty to a tax fraud scheme. Yet Mr. Weisselberg’s legal troubles are far from over.”
The Manhattan district attorney’s office is now considering a new round of criminal charges against Mr. Weisselberg, 75, and this time he could be charged with perjury, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
The threat of new charges represents the latest effort in a two-year campaign to persuade Mr. Weisselberg to testify against Mr. Trump. And it comes at a crucial time, just weeks after the district attorney, Alvin L. Bragg, unveiled an indictment of the former president.
Mr. Weisselberg has so far refused to turn against his former boss, but the prosecutors recently ramped up the pressure, warning his lawyers that they might bring the perjury charges if their client declined to testify against Mr. Trump, two of the people said.