In a series of legal battles that seem to be never-ending, former President Trump is once again in the crosshairs of the law.
This time, it’s Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis who is preparing to charge Trump over his efforts to challenge the 2020 election results in Georgia.
Previously, Special Counsel Jack Smith already slapped Trump with 44 federal counts. These included 40 counts in Florida related to a classified documents case and four counts in Washington DC connected to the January 6 incident.
Additionally, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg charged Trump with 34 felony counts earlier this year, all linked to his alleged ‘hush payment’ to adult film actress Stormy Daniels.
We've known for months that an obviously corrupt DA is going to indict Trump for a 4th trumped up charge!
— MelanieOW (@KittTruth) August 7, 2023
The latest charges being considered by Willis are racketeering charges. The speculation began when orange barriers were erected around the Atlanta courthouse a few weeks ago.
The charges stem from allegations that Trump’s challenge to the Georgia election results was not a grassroots movement originating within the state.
Under Georgia law, for racketeering charges to be pursued, prosecutors must demonstrate a pattern of activity involving at least two “qualifying” crimes. Willis’s team is reportedly focusing on statutes related to “influencing witnesses and computer trespass.”
The latter charge is believed to be connected to attempts to access and examine the Dominion Voting Systems machines in Coffee County.
The ‘influencing witness’ charge is speculated to be linked to Trump’s phone call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, where he expressed concerns over the 2020 election.
Although Coffee County falls outside of Willis’s jurisdiction, the racketeering statute allows her to extend her reach.
The Atlanta courthouse was recently locked down in anticipation of Willis’s decision. Law enforcement officers surrounded the Fulton County courthouse, with roads closed and traffic barriers erected to enhance security.
Despite Trump’s second bid to quash Willis’s investigation being denied by a judge last Monday, Willis is reportedly ‘ready to go’ and could indict Trump as early as this week.
How in the world can they charge Trump for challenging the results of the 2020 election. We all have that right under free speech and I believe it’s in the 4th amendment.
— Cathryn x (@truthwinsout2) August 2, 2023
However, it’s important to note that the exact evidence against Trump remains unclear. Furthermore, the charges are based on Trump’s call with Georgia officials, which was later leaked to the Washington Post.
The authenticity of this call has been questioned, with claims that the text of the call published by the Post was fraudulent. These allegations have already been debunked by conservative news outlets, including The Gateway Pundit.
As we await the outcome of this latest legal saga, one thing is clear: the political and legal drama surrounding former President Trump is far from over.