Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has said that her investigation into former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia is “ready to go.” Willis has been investigating Trump for two and a half years, and she has said that she will announce her charging decisions by September 1.
“The work is accomplished,” Willis said. “We’ve been working for two and half years. We’re ready to go.”
Willis’ investigation has focused on Trump’s phone calls to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, in which Trump pressured Raffensperger to “find” enough votes to overturn his loss in the state. Willis has also been investigating Trump’s attempts to pressure Georgia election officials to overturn the results.
If Willis decides to charge Trump, it would be a major development in the ongoing saga of Trump’s efforts to overturn the election. Trump has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing, and he has called the investigation a “witch hunt.”
“The Radical Left Democrat Thugs shouldn’t be allowed to investigate me during, and in the middle of, my campaign for President,” Trump said in a post to Truth Social on Monday. “Why didn’t they file these ridiculous charges 2.5 years ago? They waited because they wanted to illegally and negatively influence the 2024 Presidential Election, arguably the most important Election in the history of the USA[?]”
During her comments over the weekend, Willis said “some people may not be happy with the decisions that I’m making” and noted that unhappy people could “act in a way that could create harm.”
Willis said, she believes the county sheriff is being “smart” in making safety preparations. “I’m not willing to put any of the employees or the constituents that come to the courthouse in harm’s way,” Willis added.
The right-wing reaction to Willis’ announcement has been mixed. Some right-wing commentators have accused Willis of being politically motivated, while others have said that she is simply doing her job. However, there is no doubt that the announcement has raised the stakes in the ongoing saga of Trump’s efforts to overturn the election.
Investigation into Trump’s election interference in Georgia complete, indictments ready. DA Fani Willis: “The work is accomplished. We’ve been working for two and a half years. We’re ready to go.” pic.twitter.com/nxAW1xABUW
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) July 31, 2023