With Donald Trump back in the American political scene after officially announcing his 2024 reelection campaign, many Americans are expecting a great deal of political and litigious opposition to come out of the woodwork in the coming months in hopes of preventing the America First candidate from making his way back to the White House.
We’ve already seen the entertainment-heavy work of the January 6th select committee culminate in four criminal referrals of Trump to the Department of Justice, (but with exactly zero of those referrals prompting charges from the Attorney General).
Now, way down in Georgia, another potential political pitfall is moving into its next phase.
The special grand jury in Atlanta that has been investigating whether then-President Donald Trump and his allies committed any crimes while trying to overturn his 2020 election loss in Georgia has finished its work, bringing the case closer to possible criminal charges against Trump and others.
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney, who was overseeing the panel, issued a two-page order Monday dissolving the special grand jury, saying it had completed its work and submitted a final report. The lengthy investigation has been one of several around the country that threaten legal peril for Trump as he mounts a third bid for the White House.
So, could Trump actually find himself in trouble?
The decision whether to seek an indictment from a regular grand jury will be up to Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis. Willis spokesperson Jeff DiSantis said the office had no comment on the completion of the panel’s work.
The grand jury itself cannot issue any indictments, but can suggest that some other authority do so.
There is no indication at this time that Trump will be facing criminal prosecution in Georgia, or anywhere else for that matter, and any attempt to indict the presumptive GOP nominee for 2024 will surely be seen as a politically motivated attack.