Georgia prosecutor Fani Willis is way ahead of other investigations into Donald Trump’s attempts to steal the 2020 presidential election when it comes to proving Trump knew he was breaking the law.
Former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance spoke about Willis and her proof of criminal intent on MSNBC’s “The Katie Phang Show,” citing a key piece of evidence that can show Trump’s state of mind: the recordings of phone calls made to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger by Trump himself, as well as his crony Lindsey Graham, who made a separate call of his own. Vance says those recordings clearly showcase not only Trump’s thinking at the time, but his specific knowledge that “finding” votes was an illegal endeavor.
Now that over 50 witnesses have been subpoenaed in the grand jury investigation, Phang asked Vance what the next steps would be. “She’s looking into several possible crimes, including fraud and racketeering,” Phang said of Willis. “What does she need to present to the special grand jury in order to get the indictment returned against Donald Trump?”
NEW: Fani Willis just compared the fraudulent elector scheme to the 2014 racketeering case she helped lead (and win). That’s why I keep mentioning the 2014 case. Also to emphasize how long it took. Source: NYT posted earlier. pic.twitter.com/3ptalxkwjZ
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“She’ll need what everyone else who is investigating the former president’s involvement in election fraud or outright election criminality, and that is proof of the former president’s state of mind,” Vance replied. “Fani Willis has got a good case walking in the door to that grand jury because she has the tape that you just played where he [Trump] is asking not for an investigation into potential voting fraud, not for a look to see if something went wrong. but asking the [Georgia] Secretary of State to find the specific number of votes that he needs.”
On MSNBC former U.S. Atty Joyce Vance explained why Fani Willis in GA has a leg up on other investigations into Trump's criminality. "Trump isn't asking for an investigation into voter fraud. He's asking for the specific number of votes he needs. That's intent. And it's on tape."
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“That is pretty good evidence of criminal intent walking into it,” Vance added. Watch the full conversation, below.