“I have 182 open, unindicted murders on 222 defendants,” she said. “I have a sex crime department that’s secured. But I am very capable of identifying great people who work in this office and are committed to the safety of this county, and I will not lose my duty because I have other responsibilities. “

Clark D. Cunningham, a law professor at Georgia State University in Atlanta, said it seemed like Ms. Willis would “pull out all the stops” on the Trump case, “because of the range of types of crimes mentioned in.” this letter, “he said, adding,” and especially the talk of blackmail and conspiracy. “

The print campaign to reverse the election results in Georgia began on November 13 when Mr. Graham, an ally of Trump from South Carolina, called Mr. Raffensperger, Georgia’s Foreign Secretary. Mr. Raffensperger, a Republican, later said that Mr. Graham asked him if he had authority to cast all mail-in votes from certain counties, a proposal the Secretary of State rejected. (Mr. Graham denied Mr. Raffensperger’s account.)

On December 3, Mr. Giuliani, Mr. Trump’s personal attorney, appeared before a Georgia State Senate committee and said that “there is more than enough evidence to conclude that this election was a sham” and made a number of false claims. Two days later, Mr. Trump called Republican governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp, to urge him to convene a special session of lawmakers to overturn the elections. Mr Trump then called Georgia’s Republican Attorney General Chris Carr and pressured him not to oppose a legal attempt to challenge election results in Georgia and other swing states.

Given the many Trump calls, Ms. Willis believes she is the only officer in charge who does not have a conflict of interest. As she wrote in her letters to other officials, “this bureau is the only competent authority that has not witnessed the conduct under investigation.”

Even after Mr. Raffensperger re-certified the election results on December 7th, Mr. Trump’s efforts intensified. Three days later, Mr. Giuliani practically testified before a State House committee, repeating false claims that election workers counted false suitcases in an Atlanta arena crammed into suitcases by simply using the normal storage bins. “They look like they are distributing drugs,” he said during the hearing.

Gabriel Sterling, a top advisor to Mr. Raffensperger, has ridiculed the claims as a ridiculous “Oceans 11” scheme, adding, “This has been thoroughly debunked.”