Indictments in Trump election results investigation in Georgia will likely come in August
The time frame for the grand jury indictments for the investigation into former president Donald Trump and others to overturn 2020 election results in Georgia may be narrowed down to August. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis shared new specifics on the investigation in a letter with county court officials on Thursday.
Willis wrote to Superior Court Chief Judge Ural Glanville and twenty other county officials on Thursday that around 70% of her staff will work remotely for the first three weeks in August and advised judges not to schedule in-person hearings or trials during this time.
She revealed in a letter last month to law enforcement leaders that she planned to announce any charges in the investigation between July 11 and September 1 and wanted to give time “to ensure that our law enforcement community is ready to protect the public,” in response to the results.
The move seems to suggest that the grand jury indictment will take place sometime during this three week window and reflects Willis’ security concerns. “Thank you for your consideration and assistance in keeping the Fulton County Judicial Complex safe during this time,” wrote Willis in her most recent letter.
The investigation into Trump and others’ efforts to overturn the election results in Georgia in 2020 have persisted for more than two years. A special grand jury for the investigation heard testimony from Trump allies for seven months and shared parts of their report in February. However, this type of grand jury does not have the power to issue indictments and a regular grand jury will issue any charges in the upcoming months.
These potential charges against former President Trump follow his indictment in Manhattan in March, which charged him with 34 counts of falsifying business records. A Georgia indictment would not prohibit Donald Trump from continuing his plans to run for presidential re-election in 2024.