In addition to an ongoing criminal and civil case in New York and the investigation by the Jan 6 congressional committee, Donald Trump is also under investigation in Georgia for attempting to pressure GOP secretary of state, Brad Raffensberger. The investigation stems from Trump’s insistence in a phone call and at other times that Georgia’s secretary of state “find” enough votes for Trump to have won the state. Trump won the election there in 2016, but was beaten by Biden in a surprise victory in a long-time red state.
"Willis declined to name the lead prosecutors that she’s assigned to the probe, citing security precautions. She said she recently ordered bulletproof vests for them."https://t.co/rc6Ujumhvk
— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) April 20, 2022
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis spoke with reporters and described her timeline for presenting the case to a grand jury as moving forward after May 24, when the GOP primaries will be held in the state. Willis said that it was the goal of investigators to avoid the appearance of attempting to interfere in those elections.
According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
‘Several of the people Willis is likely to seek an interview with — most notably Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, whom Trump called on Jan. 2, 2021, requesting that he “find” enough votes to reverse his Georgia defeat — are on the primary ballot this spring. That includes Gov. Brian Kemp and Attorney General Chris Carr. They also received Trump calls following the November 2020 elections and now face Republican challengers.’
District Attorney Willis also revealed that she intends to subpoena 30 additional witnesses adding to 50+ who testified voluntarily. Her office also confirmed that names of prosecutors will not be revealed due to threats of violence. In fact, prosecutors have been given bulletproof vests.
Twitter had a lot of thoughts on the timeline laid out by Willis. Read some of their comments below: