Georgia Prosecutor Drops Major Clue About Potential Trump Indictment
As former President Donald Trump seeks his potential reelection in 2024, it appears as though he’ll need to navigate not only the trials and tribulation of a bitter primary race, but perhaps some actual trials of his own.
Trump’s trouble could come from a number of places. There’s the January 6th committee’s criminal referrals to the DOJ, the case that the New York Attorney General is making against his business organization in the Empire State, and the Fulton County District Attorney’s ongoing investigation in the Georgia.
This week, it appears as though the latter probe is poised to move ahead with indictments of some kind.
Former President Donald Trump and his allies have been put on notice by a prosecutor, but the warning didn’t come from anyone at the Justice Department.
It was from a Georgia prosecutor who indicated she was likely to seek criminal charges soon in a two-year election subversion probe. In trying to block the release of a special grand jury’s report, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis argued in court last week that decisions in the case were “imminent” and that the report’s publication could jeopardize the rights of “future defendants.”Trending:
Though Willis, a Democrat, didn’t mention Trump by name, her comments marked the first time a prosecutor in any of several current investigations tied to the Republican former president has hinted that charges could be forthcoming. The remarks ratcheted anticipation that an investigation focused, in part, on Trump’s call with Georgia’s secretary of state could conclude before ongoing federal probes.
“I expect to see indictments in Fulton County before I see any federal indictments,” said Clark Cunningham, a Georgia State University law professor.
Cunningham, the Georgia State professor, said that Willis’ comments implied that the special grand jury’s report contained detail about people who the panel and Willis believe should, at minimum, be further investigated.
“She wouldn’t be talking about the release of the report creating prejudice to potential future defendants unless she saw in the report peoples’ names who she saw as potential future defendants,” he added.
Of course, Trump has been facing these sorts of accusations and investigations for years now with no serious consequences, even picking up the nickname “Teflon Don” due to the fact that nothing “sticks” to him in this regard.