The Trump campaign released a statement, unattributed to any particular spokesperson, regarding Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and other prosecutors who had indicted the President in relation to allegations that he attempted to invalidate the state’s 2020 election results.
The statement characterized Willis as a “rabid partisan” who was using these indictments as a platform for political fundraising.
“Ripping a page from Crooked Joe Biden’s playbook, Willis has strategically stalled her investigation to try and maximally interfere with the 2024 presidential race and damage the dominant Trump campaign. All of these corrupt Democrat attempts will fail,” the campaign said in a statement.
Trump and his allies have accused Willis and others of engaging in “election interference” aimed at hurting his 2024 presidential campaign.
“These activities by Democrat leaders constitute a grave threat to American democracy and are direct attempts to deprive the American people of their rightful choice to cast their vote for President,” the campaign statement said. “Call it election interference or election manipulation—it is a dangerous effort by the ruling class to suppress the choice of the people. It is un-American and wrong.”
Willis, the prosecutor pursuing charges against former President Donald Trump and others, received discouraging news on Tuesday from a previous federal prosecutor.
Jennifer Rodgers declared on CNN that same day that her expectations for success in the case will likely not be met.
Willis had set an eager aim of bringing forward a trial against the ex-president and eighteen other individuals within six months.
“Back in 2022 just last year, she brought a case against a rapper and several others. What does that tell you about the timing of this case and how quickly or slowly it might be able to come to trial?” CNN anchor Sara Sidner said to the former prosecutor.
“Fani Willis has a lot of experience with RICO throughout her prosecutorial career, so she knows what she’s doing in this regard. But going back to the Young Thug case, it’s still in jury selection. I mean months and months just in jury selection,” she said.
“Picking a jury for the former president and these other high-ranking former officials and lawyers and so on is going to be even more complicated than picking a jury for the Young Thung RICO case so to me that just underscores again that six months is an unrealistic goal to try this thing,” she said.
On Monday morning in the Fulton County Superior Court, Judge Robert McBurney addressed the grand jury proceedings with pertinent logistical information before the indictment.
“If a grand jury presents an indictment, that’s usually in the afternoon, and you can film and photograph that,” McBurney told reporters and members of the public crowded into his courtroom before hearing motions in a murder case stemming from a nightclub shooting.
According to a report by The Messenger, “at least part” of the indictment “may be televised.”
Trump has stated that he will not be accepting any kind of plea deal in relation to his current indictments.
At the Iowa State Fair, Trump was asked about reports that he will be indicted in Fulton County, Georgia, and he delivered a fiery message to District Attorney Fani Willis, Mediaite reported.
“Is there any chance you take a plea deal in Georgia?” a reporter asked Trump.
“We did nothing wrong. We don’t ever take a plea deal. We don’t take plea deals. It’s a wise guy question. You’re just a wise guy. “We don’t take plea deals because I did nothing wrong. It’s called election interference,” Trump said.