Georgia prosecutor eyeing 'more than a dozen indictments' in 2020 election case: report
Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis is looking to file "more than a dozen indictments" against individuals close to former President Donald Trump who are suspected to have been involved in an alleged plot to overturn the 2020 election in the Peach State, according to reporting by CNN's Sara Murray, Jason Morris, and Zachary Cohen on Wednesday.
"Willis launched her investigation into Trump in early 2021, soon after he called Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and pressured the Republican to 'find' the votes necessary for Trump to win the state," CNN recalls.
Willis is expected to submit her findings to a grand jury next week, and CNN explains that "her wide-ranging criminal probe focuses on efforts to pressure election officials, the plot to put forward fake electors and a voting systems breach in rural Coffee County."
CNN notes that "Trump acolytes who took part in each of those schemes believe they will face charges in Georgia next week, people familiar with their thinking said. Trump also believes he will be charged in the case."
Last month, after Willis revealed that her "work is accomplished" experts predicted that Willis is likely to pursue charges under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.
Charles Bethea opined in The New Yorker on July 31st that "the federal RICO statute, which was introduced in 1970, allows prosecutors to threaten serious penalties for people whose own criminal violations may have been relatively minor but who were part of a larger racketeering enterprise (such as the Mafia)."
Norm Eisen, who served as co-counsel for the United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee in Trump's first impeachment trial, told Bethea, "It's almost as if Trump and his alleged co-conspirators utilized Georgia's RICO statute as a punch list for election interference in the state after the 2020 election," adding that "Trump converted a political campaign into a criminal organization."
View Murray's, Morris', and Cohen's complete analysis at this link.
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