Criminal Charges For Racketeering In Trump Election Probe Under Consideration

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In Georgia, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is evidently considering bringing criminal charges including racketeering — which refers to a kind of criminal enterprise — and conspiracy in her ongoing Trump probe, according to a new report from CNN.

“Atlanta-area prosecutors are considering bringing racketeering and conspiracy charges in connection with Donald Trump’s effort to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation,” CNN explained. The probe Willis has been conducting has focused on the sprawling attempts by Trump and close allies of his to undercut Joe Biden’s victory in Georgia in the 2020 presidential election. Those efforts took many forms, from the multiple phone calls Trump had with state officials and investigators to Mark Meadows, then the White House chief of staff, showing up to the site of an audit of the signatures submitted with mail-in ballots in a potential ploy to basically intimidate investigators, and the list goes on. Rudy Giuliani also incessantly lied to state legislators in presentations about the supposedly widespread fraud — helping endanger election workers like Ruby Freeman and Shaye Moss.

The mother and daughter were implicated in a fake plot to include fraudulent votes in the count in the Atlanta area, facing accusations of tabulating purported ballots stored in suitcases that in reality were just the ordinary containers. Trump has continued pushing lies about Freeman and Moss, including with a series of supposedly revealing audio clips posted to his personal account on Truth Social, his knock-off social media site. The audio revealed little more than Freeman explaining some of the basic details of her involvement in helping handle the election results — and sounding concerned, in general terms, apparently about scrutiny she could face. With individuals apparently having shown up to a family home in evident hope of making a so-called citizen’s arrest in connection to the nonsensical claims of misconduct, that worry was obviously warranted!

Elsewhere, Trump also continues facing the threat of an imminent criminal case from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who has been investigating the hush money illegally provided to adult film star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 election. That money was meant to cover an affair she purportedly had with the ex-president. Security preparations for a possible indictment of Trump, even including metal guardrails outside a courthouse in Manhattan, have already been launched, with Trump predictably clamoring online for urgent action by his supporters on his behalf.