“I wouldn’t want to be sued by Fani Willis”: Is Trump going to be criminally charged in Georgia?

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As we’ve long noted around these parts, keeping up with legal matters is basically a full-time job. Donald Trump, and the various ways in which it is, – and in some cases, has already been – scourged civilly and criminally. At the moment, one of the most important situations involves Fulton County, Georgia, and their district attorney’s investigation into the former president’s attempt to cancel the election.

On Monday, the special grand jury that was convened last May to investigate Trump, as well as his friends, completed its work, according to the judge who presided over the proceedings. On January 24, a hearing will be held to decide whether the grand jury’s report should be made public, which is what the jury recommended. And while it’s unclear whether criminal charges will be brought generally, or against Trump specifically, people familiar with the Fulton County district attorney Fanny Willis suggested that the former should be at least a little concerned.

Per The Washington Post:

Willis’ aggressive and high-profile pursuit of the case – which has included forcing Trump’s informants to testify before a grand jury, and which could lead to his -including the former president himself – has provoked criticism that she has exceeded her mandate as a local prosecutor.… But it is not surprising to those who know her well: there is pre- Willis’ tactic, they say, reflects the nature of a prosecutor who isn’t afraid to probe sensitive or seemingly untouchable targets. “She’s a pit bull,” he said Vince Velazquez, who served for 17 years as a homicide detective in Atlanta, often working with Willis. “If I was committing a crime, I wouldn’t want to be accused by Fani Willis.

Observers say the threat to Trump is real and immediate and that the Fulton investigation could be the first sitting or vice president to face criminal charges. Willis has said she is considering impeaching Trump and has notified at least 18 others that they are “targets” and could face prosecution.

In September, Willis told the Mail that her office has been receiving an end to credible allegations that serious crimes were committed as part of the effort to overturn the 2020 election, and “if they are charged and convicted, people face a sentence jail.” The outlet noted Monday that “Willis may file charges in the case in the coming weeks.”

Last August, after it was published Rudy Giuliani he was an official target of Willis’ investigation, a lawyer Norman Eisen told The New York Times: “There is no way Giuliani is a target of a DA investigation and Trump is not ending up being one.” They just got really, really and legally involved in the effort to use voter fraud and other methods to overturn the Georgia election results. (Giuliani has denied wrongdoing.)

Willis launched her investigation into Team Trump after reports emerged that the former president had contacted Brad Raffensperger, Secretary of State in Georgia, and asked him to find “extra votes” for the conversion Joe Biden‘ effect there. During that call, Trump told Raffensperger, “I just want to find 11,780 votes,” before allegedly threatening the local official to deny his request. Throughout the investigation, Trump has repeatedly attacked Willis, as is the case with anyone who has ever bothered to investigate his deeply shady, potentially illegal behavior. On social media, he called her a “young, ambitious, Radical Left Democrat… in charge of one of the most criminal and corrupt places in the US.” Without mentioning them by name, at a rally in January 2022, he called her and prosecutors “vicious, horrible people”, telling supporters, “If these radical, vile racist prosecutors do anything wrong or illegal, I hope we are going to be. in this country we have the biggest protest we have ever had in Washington, DC, in New York, in Atlanta, and other places. “

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