Georgia prosecutors are considering bringing racketeering and conspiracy charges against former President Donald Trump and others on his team over efforts to contest Trump’s loss in the 2020 election.
A Georgia special grand jury met for seven months in Atlanta and heard testimony from 75 witnesses. If Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis wants to bring charges, she will take her recommendations from the special grand jury to a regular grand jury. Two regular Fulton County grand juries were seated in early March. Two more are scheduled to be sworn-in early May.
So if Trump is charged in this case it may not be until May or June which is the heart of the GOP nomination fight. Racketeering charges allow prosecutors to bring charges against multiple defendants and Willis is on record saying she likes bringing them.
“The reason that I am a fan of RICO is, I think jurors are very, very intelligent,” Willis said in 2022.
“They want to know what happened.
“They want to make an accurate decision about someone’s life.
“And so RICO is a tool that allows a prosecutor’s office and law enforcement to tell the whole story.”
Trump’s Georgia legal team, Drew Findling, Jennifer Little, and Marisa Goldberg, said earlier:
“We can assume that the grand jury did their job and looked at the facts and the law, as we have, and concluded there were no violations of the law by President Trump.”
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution spoke with some of the jurors who served on the special grand jury.
“A lot’s gonna come out sooner or later,” one of the jurors said.
“And it’s gonna be massive. It’s gonna be massive.”
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