Prosecutor Makes Move Against Trump – Will Send Staff Home While Grand Juries Meet

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A district attorney who has been investigating former President Donald Trump for alleged election tampering said in a letter that she might be prepared to criminally charge the country’s 45th commander-in-chief. The letter was sent out on Thursday.

The Democratic District Attorney for Fulton County, Fani Willis, on Thursday addressed a letter to the judges in her county asking them to clear their schedules for the first two weeks of August so that they can participate in an investigation.

In addition to that, she mentioned that the majority of her employees will be working remotely at that period.

Willis outlined revised work schedules for staff members in the letter, a copy of which was obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“This remote work will reduce the number of Fulton County District Attorney’s office staff in the Fulton County Courthouse and Government Center by approximately 70%,” she wrote.

The progressive district attorney continued:

“I respectfully request that judges not schedule trials and in-person hearings during the weeks beginning Monday, August 7 and Monday, August 14. If judges schedule in-person hearings during the post-conference days when my office will be working partially remote, senior leadership will handle those proceedings.

Any hearings conducted remotely will be handled by the regularly assigned staff. Should a Superior Court Judge choose to continue with in-person proceedings during this time, please be advised that my office will be present and prepared to proceed.”

Willis did not explain why she had requested open schedules, nor did she specifically address Trump in any of her remarks.

According to reports published in The Washington Post, Willis had previously requested “heightened security and preparedness” between the dates of July 11 and September 1.

She said that her decision about a possible indictment of Trump could “provoke a significant public reaction.”

Willis suggested that an indictment might be handed down during the summer, and she warned that the decision might possibly result in “violence.”

“We have seen in recent years that some may go outside of public expressions of opinion that are protected by the First Amendment to engage in acts of violence that will engage the safety [of] our community,” Willis said.

She added, “As leaders, it is incumbent for us to prepare.”

Many others believed the words to be a sign that she is ready to press charges.

After challenging Georgia’s handling of the 2020 election, Willis called a grand jury to look into Trump for potential election tampering.

High-profile Trump supporters including former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani and Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina were coerced into testifying by her staff.

Trump has asserted that he did nothing improper.

When grand jury forewoman Emily Kohrs went on a media tour earlier this year and seemed enthusiastic about seeing Trump in a courtroom, a potential case against Trump in Georgia took a strange turn.

John Bowden questioned whether Kohrs had “blown the case” that Willis was attempting to build against Trump in an article for the far-left U.K. publication The Independent.


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