Former President Donald Trump and his lawyers and allies should be afraid of the ongoing grand jury investigation being conducted in Georgia, legal experts have warned.
Georgia’s Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis opened in early 2021 an investigation into Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election in the state of Georgia, which Joe Biden won.
There was audio leaked in January 2021 that revealed Trump, as the serving president, pressured Georgia State Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find 11,780 votes” in order to shift the state election’s outcome into his favor.
Legal experts have increasingly said that the Georgia investigation is a “clear-cut” example of criminal conduct by a sitting president.
Prominent legal experts and attorneys are predicting that Trump will face an indictment as the result of the investigation.
Attorney Danny Cevallos said that Willis, unlike the Justice Department, is less concerned about the implications of charging a former head-of-state. Cevallos said that if he was Trump’s attorney, he would be “hyper-focused” on the Georgia probe.
Cevallos said to MSNBC that the state of Georgia is not as concerned as the Department of Justice about “tricky little issues” like whether the executive branch can prosecute a former head of the executive branch.
“As an elected DA in Georgia, she doesn’t worry about that one iota,” Cevallos said. “She conducts her investigation and she charges.”
He said this is why Trump and his team should fear the investigation more than anything else.
The Georgia probe is ongoing while the Justice Department is simultaneously continuing to investigate the events of the Jan. 6, 2021, deadly insurrection on the Capitol, as well as the effort to overturn the 2020 election results.
Hundreds of Trump supporters have already been charged for taking part in the Capitol riot.
Attorney General Merrick Garland has been relatively tight-lipped about any details around the DOJ investigations as they are being carried out. Some critics of Trump are frustrated that the former president has not already been indicted.
Garland said nobody is off limits in the probe, and no one is about the law in the United States.
Other legal experts believe Willis’ probe is likely to result in charges against Trump, as the district attorney has already sent “target letters” to some prominent Republican allies of Trump, warning them they could face indictment as part of the probe.
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