Here is the new Georgia DA who could prosecute Trump for his recent leaked call

Here is the new Georgia DA who could prosecute Trump for his recent leaked call
Screenshot (YouTube / 11Alive)

President Donald Trump sparked a media firestorm with his Saturday call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. Almost immediately after the full transcript and audio leaked of the hour-long conversation, legal experts and law observers raised questions about whether or not Trump had violated federal and state laws.

Based on all that has occurred, many have suggested that Trump could be prosecuted for his blatant attempt to overturn an election already affirmed by the Electoral College. With the possibility of charges looming over Trump's head, Vice has released a report about the woman who could prosecute the lame-duck president after he leaves the White House.

According to Vice, Fani Willis will be officially sworn in on Friday, Jan. 8, as the first female District Attorney in Fulton County, Ga. In fact, Willis has already released a statement expressing concern about Trump's behavior. She also suggested that she will be taking the necessary steps to hold Trump accountable for his actions.

"Like many Americans, I have found the news reports about the president's telephone call with the Georgia secretary of state disturbing," Willis said in a statement. "As district attorney, I will enforce the law without fear or favor. Anyone who commits a felony violation of Georgia law in my jurisdiction will be held accountable."

Willis' statement came shortly after Trump's incriminating call was made public. During the call with Raffensperger, a desperate Trump blatantly asked the secretary of state to "find" him 11,870 votes.

"The people of Georgia are angry, the people of the country are angry," he said. "And there's nothing wrong with saying, you know, that you've recalculated."

At a different point during the conversation, Trump said, "So look. All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have. Because we won the state."

However, Raffensperger pushed back against the president's impossible request saying, "Well, Mr. President, the challenge that you have is, the data you have is wrong."

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal

Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Alternet All Access and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.