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 August 6, 2023

Georgia prosecutors compiling charges, some say indictment is coming

While headlines still center around former President Donald Trump's latest federal indictment, they could soon shift to the upcoming potential fourth indictment out of Georgia, as prosecutors signal an upcoming announcement. 

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, leading the charge in the case against Trump regarding his actions after the 2020 election, said several weeks ago that she has "weighed several potential statutes under which to charge, including solicitation to commit election fraud and conspiracy to commit election fraud."

Many took that to believe that an indictment is imminent.

Fox News noted:

This month, Willis will present her case against Trump to a grand jury after her two-and-a-half-year investigation into his alleged attempt to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia. Trump has pleaded not guilty to separate federal charges related to his alleged attempts to stop the certification of President Biden's victory by Congress.

Just last Thursday, Willis told local media, "We're ready."

"The oath requires that I follow the law, that if someone broke the law in Fulton County, Georgia, then I have a duty to prosecute," Willis added.

Willis originally launched the investigation in 2021, shortly after the audio tapes were released that had a conversation between Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and Trump, in which the former president asked him to "find" a certain number of votes.

Trump's legal team has attempted to have Willis disqualified and the case thrown out, but has so far been rejected by two state courts on two different attempts.

Trump's attorneys recently told the court in dismissing the lawsuit that they planned to use other "channels" for judicial review. Some believe it will ultimately be a U.S. Supreme Court decision.

Should Trump eventually end up at the Fulton County courthouse for his arraignment, Fulton County Sheriff Pat Labat said unless she hears otherwise, they'll take Trump's fingerprints and mugshot, which would be his first one.

"Unless somebody tells me differently, we are following our normal practices, and so it doesn’t matter your status, we’ll have a mugshot ready for you," Sheriff Labat said.

Trump currently faces one indictment out of New York, and two federal indictments.

Even with a mountain of legal issues, Trump continues to dominate polling, both state and national, leading his GOP opponents by double digits.

Written By:
Ryan Ledendecker

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