Breaking Now: The State of Georgia has opened a criminal investigation of former President Donald Trump.
“Prosecutors in Fulton County, Ga. have opened a criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the state’s election results, including a phone call in which he pressured Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” enough votes to change the outcome,” according to National Review.
“Fani Willis, the newly elected Democratic prosecutor in Fulton County, sent a letter to state government officials on Wednesday asking that they preserve documents related to Trump’s call, explaining that the request was part of a criminal investigation, according to the New York Times… [emphasis added]
“In the weeks after the election, Trump refused to concede to President Joe Biden. Trump made assertions that the election was rigged and that the outcome was the result of widespread voter fraud — claims which election officials have disputed…
“Before calling Raffensperger on January 2, he called Kemp in early December and tried to persuade him to call a special legislative session to overturn his election loss. Trump later called a state investigator and pushed the official to “find the fraud,” according to the Times.
“Former prosecutors have said the call to Raffensperger may have violated at least three state laws: criminal solicitation to commit election fraud and a related conspiracy charge, as well as a law that bars “intentional interference” with another person’s “performance of election duties.”
For more on this developing story, please go to National Review.
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