Georgia Prosecutor to present more witness testimony ahead of possible indictments

August 14, 2023

Two witnesses confirmed over the weekend that they are set to appear before a grand jury in Fulton County, Georgia early this week in the investigation into efforts to overturn that state’s 2020 election.

The two witnesses set to testify are former Georgia Lt. Gov Geoff Duncan (R) and Georgia journalist George Chidi.

The witnesses’ admission comes as reports have emerged that Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is planning to seek more than a dozen indictments in the case alleging former President Trump and his allies attempted to overturn President Biden’s victory in Georgia.

According to reports, Willis has been weighing conspiracy and racketeering charges, which would allow her to bring a prosecution against multiple defendants. 

Willis’ legal case began building soon after Trump’s phone call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on January 2, 2021, during which the then-President pressured his fellow Republican, who recorded the call, saying, “I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have.” 

On Sunday, CNN reported that Fulton County investigators were in possession of text message and emails directly connecting Trump’s legal team to an early January 2021 voting system breach in Coffee County. Further, according to CNN sources, the evidence in Fulton County investigators’ possession suggests that the breach was a top-down push by Trump’s team to access sensitive voting software. 

At last year’s hearings, the House Select January 6 Committee revealed that plans to access Georgia’s voting systems were discussed during a December 18, 2020 Oval Office meeting at which Trump himself was present. 

Analysts surmise that the Georgia case may be the most sprawling against former President Trump that will have been brought this year. 

Ahead of any Georgia indictment, Trump has so far pleaded not guilty to a total of 78 criminal counts in three separate cases: including Special Counsel Jack Smith’s national investigation into attempts to overturn the 2020 election, Smith’s case against Trump’s handling of classified doctuments post-presidency, and Manhattan D.A. Alvin Bragg’s New York State investigation into falsifying of business records and conspiracy related to Trump’s alleged role in hush money payments during the 2016 campaign season.

PHOTO: Atlanta’s Fulton County Courthouse in 2011

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