Donald Trump Indictment Threat Grows Closer

BY KATHERINE FUNG

An exterior view of the Superior Court of Fulton County on August 31, 2022, in Atlanta. Inset: Former President Donald Trump arrives for a New Year’s event at his Mar-a-Lago home on December 31, 2022, in Palm Beach, Florida. Trump may be closer to a possible indictment now that the special grand jury in Fulton County, Georgia, has wrapped up its probe and delivered the final report.
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Former President Donald Trump may be teetering closer to a possible indictment now that the special grand jury in Fulton County, Georgia, has wrapped up its probe and delivered the final report.

On Monday, the investigation ordered by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis officially concluded its work investigating whether Trump and his allies violated the law in their efforts to overturn the result of the 2020 election in Georgia, according to a court filing.

Although special grand juries in Georgia are not authorized to issue indictments, Willis, who began the probe nearly two years ago, will now review the report and decide whether or not to impanel a traditional grand jury, which does have the power to issue an indictment.

While it is unclear as to whether the special grand jury recommended criminal charges in its report, former federal prosecutor and state elected attorney Michael McAuliffe told Newsweek that Willis is now one step closer to bringing charges.

“The likelihood of criminal charges arising from the alleged attempt to interfere with the Georgia presidential election process is very high,” McAuliffe said. “It’s not a certainty, but from the publicly available information, it isn’t a speculative guess that there’s more to come in the form of criminal charges.”

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