Fulton County DA will announce on September 1 whether Trump will be indicted

August 1, 2023

While Former President Donald Trump already faces criminal charges at both the state and federal level, a new report suggests that his legal problems are about to get even worse.

According to CNN, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has announced that her probe into whether Trump illegally sought to influence the outcome of Georgia's election results is over. 

Willis: "We're ready to go"

The network cited comments that Willis made at a back-to-school event held over the weekend, saying, "The work is accomplished. We’ve been working for two and half years. We’re ready to go."

What's more, Willis told a local news affiliate that her office is planning to announce on September 1 whether or not the former president will be indicted.

CNN noted that the district attorney had previously provided a letter to local officials that explained that the announcement would come between July 31 and August 31.

During her interview, Willis also endorsed Fulton County Sheriff Patrick Labat's decision to erect barricades around the courthouse in Atlanta.

"I think that the sheriff is doing something smart in making sure that the courthouse stays safe," she declared, adding, "I’m not willing to put any of the employees or the constituents that come to the courthouse in harm’s way."

Trump indicted on federal charges in Washington D.C.

Meanwhile, Fox News reported on Tuesday that the former president was indicted in Washington, D.C. on four federal charges.

The indictments arose out of Special Counsel Jack Smith's investigation into the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill and consist of willful retention of national defense information, conspiracy to obstruct justice, and false statements.

"The Defendant, Donald J. Trump, was the forty-fifth President of the United States and a candidate for re-election in 2020. The Defendant lost the 2020 presidential election. Despite having lost, the Defendant was determined to remain in power," Smith said in his indictment.

Smith: "These claims were false"

He went on to contend that "for more than two months following election day on November 3, 2020" Trump "spread lies that there had been outcome-determinative fraud in the election and that he had actually won."

"These claims were false, and the Defendant knew that they were false," the special counsel said of Trump's state of mind.

"But the Defendant repeated and widely disseminated them anyway — to make his knowingly false claims appear legitimate, create an intense national atmosphere of mistrust and anger, and erode public faith in the administration of the election," Smith added.

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