Fani Willis, the anti-white, racist district attorney for Fulton County, suggested that her ongoing investigation against former President Donald Trump and his supporters may result in indictments being sought in early to mid-August.
Democrats and anti-Trump RINOs are doing everything they can to keep Trump off of ballots in the 2024 presidential election.
The timeline was revealed in a letter sent on Thursday to 20 additional county officials as well as Chief Judge Ural Glanville of Fulton Superior Court. Between July 31 and August 18, Willis mentioned 10 days during which she intends to assign a sizable portion of her personnel to work remotely.
“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 ordinary grand juries with the power to indict are set to hear testimony on the dates that the remote work will be done. On Mondays and Tuesdays, the “Grand Jury A” convenes, whereas on Thursdays and Fridays, the “Grand Jury B” meets.
On any given day, those grand juries, which have 16 to 23 members and convene for terms of two months, hear testimony for all kinds of felony charges, from murder and arson to stealing. At least 12 grand jurors must concur that there is sufficient probable cause—more evidence pointing to a crime being committed—to bring an indictment.
The New York Times broke the news of Willis’ letter, which is yet another clear indication that the DA intends to file charges against prominent figures who vehemently contested Georgia’s 2020 outcome, notably Trump.
When they pushed state authorities to “find” votes and called for a special legislative session to overturn Democrat Joe Biden’s close victory, the former president and his associates may have violated Georgia laws, according to the district attorney, who has spent more than two years investigating the matter.
A number of other incidents between November 2020 and January 2021 are also being looked into, including the selection of a group of “alternate” GOP electors, the accessing of private election information in Coffee County, and efforts to put pressure on a poll worker in Fulton County.
Willis asked Fulton judges not to schedule trials or in-person hearings during the weeks of August 7 and August 14 in her communication to Glanville.
Willis had previously informed the judge of her deadline for filing an indictment.
The court asked parties to submit to him potential dates for pretrial hearings during the trial on May 8 for accused spa gunman 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 set aside August 21–24 for the hearings and asked the attorneys to get in touch with him early in August to see whether “everything holds.”
Prior to her indictment judgments, Willis warned local law enforcement officials to expect “heightened security and preparedness” between July 11 and September 1. This was because she thought they may “provoke a significant public reaction.”
In the past couple of weeks, prosecutors have sought to thwart attempts from Trump and GOP elector Cathy Latham to essentially sabotage their investigation. They have interrogated six phony electors after promising them protection deals.
Judge Robert McBurney of Fulton Superior Court rejected a request by Trump’s Atlanta-based attorneys on Friday to be given three weeks to respond to Willis’s reply to the latter.
“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 will now have to decide whether or not to hold a hearing on Trump’s motion, which aims to stop Willis from looking into the former president, seal the special grand jury’s final summary that suggested possible indictments, and conceal any evidence the jury discovered prior to any indictments being sent down.
Former federal as well as state prosecutors, all anti-Trumpers, including former DeKalb DA J. Tom Morgan, urged McBurney to deny Trump’s move in a separate “friend of the court” filing on Friday. Since no person has been charged, all requests for relief are “premature,” they claimed.
“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 racist DA, Alvin Bragg, is putting pressure on a major Trump supporter in order to get him 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.