Although some legal experts have expressed concern on whether prosecutors have a strong case, Fulton County (GA) prosecutors will appear “before a grand jury this week seeking subpoenas for documents and witnesses related to their investigation of former President Donald Trump and some of his top associates for possible election fraud, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned.
Atlanta attorney David Walbert believes Trump’s Jan. 2 phone call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger asking him to ‘find’ more votes that would result in Trump winning the state gives the state an opportunity to move forward.
“If there were a textbook (example of) how to commit criminal election fraud, this would be it.”
But, criminal defense attorney Don Samuel views the matter as an
“You’ve got to prove not only that he encouraged the secretary of state to commit a crime, but that he did so willfully and aware that what he was doing was illegal.”
Regardless, Fani Willis, Fulton’s new district attorney said she will investigate the following:
- Solicitation of election fraud
- Making false statements to state and local governmental bodies
- Violation of oath of office
- Involvement in violence or threats related to the election’s administration.