Former President Trump urged Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis in a Sunday Truth Social post to focus on Atlanta murders rather than a politically motivated case. Reports indicate that Willis intends to indict the former president and at least a dozen of his advisers in connection with election challenges in Georgia in 2020.
In a post on Truth Social early on Sunday, Trump stated: “Why is ‘Phoney’ (Like in PERFECT ‘PHONE’ CALL, get it?) Fani Willis, the severely underperforming D.A. of Fulton County who is being accused of having an ‘affair’ with a Gang Member of a group that she is prosecuting, leaking my name in regard to a Grand Jury pertaining to Election Fraud & Irregularities that I say took place in Georgia.”
“I made a PERFECT PHONE CALL OF PROTEST. What does Phoney Fani have to do with me? She should instead focus on the record number of murders in Atlanta!” he added.
CNN reported on Sunday that Willis possessed text messages and emails “directly connecting” members of Trump’s legal team to a January 2021 hack of the Coffee County voting system. Willis is expected to file state racketeering (RICO) charges against Trump and his associates, according to the Wall Street Journal.
“The only Election Interference that took place in Fulton County, Georgia, was done by those that Rigged and Stole the Election, not by me, who simply complained that the Election was Rigged and Stolen,” Trump wrote in a follow-up post.
“We have Massive and Conclusive Proof, if the Grand Jury would like to see it. Unfortunately, the publicity-seeking D.A. isn’t interested in Justice, or this evidence. Also, as in Manhattan, the corrupt DOJ is pushing hard trying to keep Biden in Office. The whole system is dishonest and broken!”
The message evidence in Willis’ case against Trump may be a key component of the Fulton County District Attorney’s grand jury presentation this week in her election fraud case against the 77-year-old current front-runner in the 2024 Republican presidential primary — who has already been indicted on three criminal counts this year.
“Just landed back in DC with the Mayor huge things starting to come together! Most immediately, we were just granted access — by written invitation! — to Coffee County’s systems. Yay!” reads a text conversation sent on January 1st, 2021 between coworkers at Sullivan Strickler, the law firm Trump’s team hired to investigate the voting procedures in the predominately Republican county, according to CNN.
Rudy Giuliani, a former New York City mayor and Trump’s counsel at the time, was referred to as “the Mayor” in other letters received by the same group, according to the site.
According to messages and other records, it appears that Trump’s campaign began fighting for access to voting machinery in the Republican-dominated rural county in mid-December.
The letter of invitation was allegedly written by Misty Hampton, a former Coffee County elections official who drew the attention of Trump’s supporters by falsely claiming that Dominion voting machines could “very easily” switch votes from one candidate to another in the days following the election.
CNN reported that a Trump campaign employee sent an email to Hampton seeking to “obtain as much information as possible” about the voting situation in the county, which Trump won by 70 percent, in an effort to delay the certification of Joe Biden’s victory.
Biden’s victory in Georgia was delayed as a consequence of Hampton’s refusal to recount the results before the deadline at the beginning of December.
Giuliani and Trump’s other attorneys attempted to persuade other state legislators that voter fraud contaminated the results of the 2020 election by using a video allegedly made by Hampton alerting the public to problems with the county’s voting technology.
Coffee County was excluded from a draft of executive orders to confiscate voting machines presented to Trump in the Oval Office on December 18, 2020.
According to previous testimony Giuliani and others gave before a House committee on January 6, Giuliani allegedly mentioned his desire to gain “voluntary access” to Georgia voting machines.
CNN reports that Hampton extended a written invitation to the Trump campaign to visit the Coffee County election office a few days after the crucial Oval Office meeting.
Katherine Freiss, another lawyer who collaborated with Giuliani, Sidney Powell, and other Trump associates, allegedly disseminated the invitation to a group of Trump supporters on January 1, 2021, just a few days before the breach.
Moreover, according to published reports, Freiss extended the invitation on the same day to disgraced former NYPD Police Commissioner Bernie Kerik, who had collaborated with his former employer Giuliani to support their allegations of voter fraud.
Prior to DA Fani Willis possibly indicting Donald Trump and his associates over the Georgia 2020 election, the Fulton County sheriff’s office implemented security measures.
According to the site’s examination of the texts, Hampton and elections officer Cathy Latham allegedly helped Trump’s team obtain access to the Coffee County voting system.
Specifically, Latham has been criticized for allegedly allowing unauthorized individuals access to the voting machines, as captured on security footage.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’s investigation into allegations of election interference, which will be presented to a grand jury this week, is expected to include the text messages and other conversations.