According to a new report, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis will pursue more than a dozen indictments from a Georgia grand jury next week as she nears the conclusion of her investigation into former President Donald Trump’s efforts to contest the 2020 presidential election.
CNN reports that the Democratic district attorney has been investigating conspiracy and racketeering charges.
CNN reported that Trump supporters expected to be indicted next week are among those targeted by Willis. According to Fox News, Alina Habba, a counsel for Trump, stated that the Trump camp anticipates the indictment.
🚨 BREAKING: Fulton County DA Fani Willis Will reportedly seek 'more than a dozen' indictments in probe into Donald Trump when she presents her case before a grand jury next week
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) August 9, 2023
“I think if you look at the barricades, the fact that she’s got her PR team doing fresh pictures for her, it’s a good indicator that Fani wants her moment and she will get on the bandwagon with the rest of the corrupt DAs and AGs that we’ve seen out of this country,” Habba said Sunday.
“Look at Fani, [she waited] two years, but she’s bringing this case now. Why? Because of election interference. They want to keep him tied up in trials, keep his lawyers tied up so that we’re distracted and not focused. It’s not going to work. He is a machine, and he knows what he’s doing in a campaign. You know, he’s done this rodeo before,” she added.
According to The New York Times, Willis indicated her target date for the indictments was the first half of this month, and security has been increased at the courthouse in downtown Atlanta.
The Times reported on Tuesday that two witnesses subpoenaed to testify before the grand jury have not received notices to testify within the next 48 hours, indicating that the grand jury will not receive the case this week.
Fulton County DA Fani Willis is expected to seek more than a dozen indictments when she presents her case regarding efforts by Trump and allies to overturn the election, per @SaraMurray, @JMOCNN and @ZcohenCNN. https://t.co/tHERvFfnbE
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) August 9, 2023
Trump assailed Willis during a Tuesday speech in New Hampshire, according to the Independent.
“There’s a young racist in Atlanta … They say she was after a certain gang and she ended up having an affair with the head of the gang or a gang member,” he said.
“This is a person who wants to indict me. She’s got a lot of problems. But she wants to indict me to try and run for some other office … Wants to indict me for a perfect phone call, this was even better than my perfect call on Ukraine.”
Trump referred to a controversial phone exchange with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
“I challenged the election in Georgia, which I had every right to do… and they want to indict me because I challenged the election,” Trump said.
According to WSB-TV, Fulton County Sheriff Pat Labat stated last week that he is prepared to process Trump.
“Unless somebody tells me differently, we are following our normal practices, and so it doesn’t matter your status, we’ll have a mugshot ready for you,” Labat said.
“If an indictment came today, we would be ready,” Labat said, according to the New York Post.
Trump is currently facing two federal indictments brought by special prosecutor Jack Smith, one alleging mismanagement of classified documents and the other accusing Trump of conspiracy and obstruction in connection with his 2020 election challenge. In New York, Trump is also accused of falsifying business records regarding payments made during the 2016 presidential election.