Fulton County DA may request Trump testify under oath as his allies are notified of possible indictments: report

Fulton County DA may request Trump testify under oath as his allies are notified of possible indictments: report
Donald Trump speaking at an event hosted by Students for Trump and Turning Point Action at Dream City Church in Phoenix, Arizona in June 2020. (Gage Skidmore)

Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis says she may request Donald Trump testify before her special criminal grand jury investigating attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

“Yes,” Willis told Yahoo News‘ Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman, “when asked if there was any chance Trump will be called to testify.”

“I think it’s something that we’re still weighing and evaluating,” she added.

That development comes as they report Willis’ office has sent “target” letters to several of Trump’s allies, “prominent Georgia Republicans,” “informing them they could be indicted for their role in a scheme to appoint alternate electors pledged to the former president despite Joe Biden’s victory in the state.”

READ MORE: Fulton County DA eyes Donald Trump's allies as investigation accelerates

GOP state Sen. Burt Jones, Georgia Republican Party chair David Shafer, and state Sen. Brandon Beach are all reportedly among the recipients of the letters.

“Jones and Shafer were among those who participated in a closed-door meeting at the state Capitol on Dec. 14, 2020, in which 16 Georgia Republicans selected themselves as the electors for the state, although they had no legal basis for doing so.”

The Georgia Republicans selected themselves without any legal basis as their state's electors, and signed their names to a declaration that was sent to the National Archives.

"The move by Willis, a Democrat, could have major political implications in a crucial battleground state with high-profile races for governor and the U.S. Senate this fall," Yahoo reported.

Read the full report here.

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