Fulton County (GA) District Attorney Fani Willis has hired an expert on state racketeering cases in an escalation into the investigation into Donald Trump’s attempt to overturn Georgia’s 2020 presidential election results. Willis has enlisted the help of Atlanta lawyer John Floyd, who wrote a national guide on prosecuting state racketeering cases. Floyd was hired recently to “provide help as needed” on matters involving racketeering, including the Trump investigation and other cases, said the source, who has direct knowledge of the situation. The district attorney’s office in Fulton County formally launched a criminal probe into Trump’s efforts to overturn his election loss in the state last month.
Willis is preparing to issue subpoenas for evidence on whether Trump and his allies Rudy Giuliani and Lindsey Graham broke the law in their campaign to pressure state officials to reverse his Georgia election loss. Willis has said that her office would examine potential charges including “solicitation of election fraud, the making of false statements to state and local governmental bodies, conspiracy, and racketeering” among other possible violations.
Willis is in possession of the recording of Trump’s hour-long recorded phone call pressuring Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” an extra 11,000 votes and has indicated she also has recordings of both Graham and Giuliani pressuring Raffensperger as well.
Fulton County prosecutors are expected to appear before a grand jury this week seeking subpoenas for documents and witnesses related to their investigation of former President Trump and his allies for possible election fraud, the @ajc has learned. #gapol https://t.co/NUGeRHeTiM
— Greg Bluestein (@bluestein) March 2, 2021
A grand jury is expected to be seated this week in Fulton County, Georgia, to look into efforts by Donald Trump to overturn the 2020 election, signaling that the county’s investigation into the former president is intensifying. Prosecutors in Fulton County are expected to pursue subpoenas for documents and witnesses and rely heavily on them.