Signs point to a decision on Trump allegations in Georgia in mid-August |  News

ATLANTA – Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is setting the stage and ready to open the curtain on her investigation into election interference allegations against former President Donald Trump by mid-August.

In a letter to Fulton County Superior Court Judge Ural Granville, Willis asked the judges not to schedule a hearing for the weeks beginning Monday, August 7 and 14, and stated that she plans to do so during that time 70% of their employees would work remotely.

She also said that during this period her leadership team, armed investigators, case-taking and juvenile court staff will remain on the ground.

A Georgia judge who has overseen the court battle said he had heard enough in the ongoing dispute between Trump and the Fulton County Attorney.

Trump’s attorney had petitioned the Fulton County Superior Court to remove the grand jury’s special report from the investigation and bar the Fulton County District Attorney’s office from investigating or prosecuting alleged election interference.

That request fell on deaf ears, with Justice Robert McBurney saying, “To date, the Court has received well over five hundred pages of briefings, arguments and evidence pertaining to the issues raised by former President Trump and Mrs. Latham.” There will be no further briefing, unless the court requests it in writing.”

A group of former federal and state prosecutors in Georgia agreed it was time to move the case forward, and on May 19 filed a motion challenging Trump’s attempt to overturn the grand jury’s special report and the prosecutor’s office of Fulton County from investigating alleged interference in the 2020 general election.

Lawyers who agreed to this motion included:

• Donald Ayer, Former Assistant Attorney General under President George HW Bush, Former US Attorney in Sacramento, Former Assistant US Attorney in San Francisco.

• John Farmer, former Attorney General of New Jersey, former attorney at the US Attorney’s Office in Newark.

• Stuart Gerson, former President George HW Bush, is appointed Deputy Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Civil Division.

• Tanya Miller, former Fulton County Attorney and Atlanta-based civil rights attorney.

• J. Tom Morgan, former District Attorney for DeKalb County, Georgia.

• Sarah Saldana, former US Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, former Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement under President Barack Obama.

• William F. Weld, former two-time Governor of Massachusetts, former Assistant US Attorney General and in charge of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division in Washington, DC, former US Attorney for Massachusetts during the Ronald Reagan administration.

• Shan Wu, Assistant US Attorney for the US Department of Justice from 1990 to 2001.

In a recorded phone call with Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger after the 2020 general election, Trump can be heard urging Raffensperger to “find” 11,870 votes, which would have given him victory in Georgia, surpassing President Joe Biden’s total.

The 26-member special grand jury, which recommended indictments after its nine-month investigation with 75 witnesses, examined Trump’s phone calls with Georgia officials; more than a dozen Georgia Republicans who signed a charter erroneously declaring Trump the winner; and the alleged copying of voting machine data and software in Coffee County by a computer forensics team hired by Trump allies.

In a letter to local law enforcement in April, Willis said she plans to announce an indictment ruling related to criminal interference in the 2020 state election between July 11 and September 1, and called for law enforcement to increase security pending the announcement .