Georgia DA charges Trump and 18 others will election interference crimes

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 August 15, 2023

Former President Donald Trump and 18 others were charged with crimes related to 2020 election interference in Georgia late Monday.

The charges were filed by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.

The announcement

"The sprawling 41-count indictment, handed down by a state grand jury in Atlanta late on Monday night, charges Trump himself with 13 counts and accuses him of orchestrating a criminal enterprise," the Guardian reported.

"In addition to Trump, prosecutors in the office of the Fulton county district attorney Fani Willis charged 18 other defendants, including his former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows as well as his 2020 election lawyers Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, Jenna Ellis and Kenneth Chesebro," it added.

Trump responds

"So, the Witch Hunt continues! 19 people Indicated tonight, including the former President of the United States, me, by an out of control and very corrupt District Attorney who campaigned and raised money on, 'I will get Trump,'" Trump responded.

"And what about those Indictment Documents put out today, long before the Grand Jury even voted, and then quickly withdrawn? Sounds Rigged to me! Why didn’t they Indict 2.5 years ago? Because they wanted to do it right in the middle of my political campaign. Witch Hunt!" he added.

 

Republicans respond

"Republican leaders were quick to come to the defense of Donald Trump shortly after a new indictment was filed against the former president in Fulton County, Georgia, related to his alleged efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election in the Peach state," the Washington Examiner reported.

"A grand jury in Georgia voted to indict Trump late Monday evening on a slew of racketeering charges related to the 2020 election, including a number of RICO violations, conspiracy to commit forgery, filing false statements and writings, filing false documents, solicitation of violation of oath by public officers, and more," it added.

The charges are in addition to legal battles Trump faces over charges in Washington related to the events of Jan. 6, 2021.

Trump also faces an upcoming court date over classified documents found in his Mar-a-Lago home last year.

The latest charges, however, include more than a dozen Trump associates that will be certain to upset many conservatives.

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