Former President Donald Trump has canceled a "major news conference" that he was planning to hold in response to his latest criminal indictment in Georgia.
Trump made the announcement Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2023,
This was the day after Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis (D) indicted Trump and eighteen others in relation to their post-election efforts to challenge Georgia's results of the 2020 presidential election.
In his announcement, Trump promised to hold a press conference at which he would present a report detailing "irrefutable" fraud that took place in Georgia in the 2020 presidential election.
"A Large, Complex, Detailed but Irrefutable REPORT on the Presidential Election Fraud which took place in Georgia is almost complete & will be presented by me at a major News Conference at 11:00 A.M. on Monday of next week in Bedminster, New Jersey," Trump wrote, referring to Monday, Aug. 21, 2023.
Trump went on to say that this report will be exonerating - that it will clear him of all of the charges that have been filed against him by Willis.
"Based on the results of this CONCLUSIVE Report, all charges should be dropped against me & others - There will be a complete EXONERATION!" Trump wrote.
"They never went after those that Rigged the Election. They only went after those that fought to find the RIGGERS!" Trump concluded.
Now, Trump has canceled the press conference. But, this does not mean that he is giving up on the report, altogether.
Rather, Trump says that, after speaking with his legal team, he has decided to use the report in his defense against the charges that Willis has brought against him.
Trump, on Thursday, wrote:
Rather than releasing the Report on the Rigged & Stolen Georgia 2020 Presidential Election on Monday, my lawyers would prefer putting this, I believe, Irrefutable & Overwhelming evidence of Election Fraud & Irregularities in formal Legal Filings as we fight to dismiss this disgraceful Indictment by a publicity & campaign finance seeking D.A., who sadly presides over a record breaking Murder & Violent Crime area, Atlanta.
For this reason, Trump wrote that "the News Conference is no longer necessary!"
There is no doubt that many will be disappointed that Trump has decided to cancel the news conference and to hold off on releasing the report. But, it does appear that, in time, the contents of this report will be made public.