Donald Trump Indictment May Come Soon

( It’s possible that a formal indictment for former President Donald Trump could soon be coming in the state of Georgia.

Earlier this week, Fani Willis, the district attorney in Fulton County who is leading the investigation into the efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election in Georgia, said it’s “imminent” that she will soon make a decision on whether to file criminal charges in the case.

Willis said this as part of a hearing held in Atlanta on Tuesday regarding whether Judge Robert McBurney, who oversaw the special grand jury, should release their report to the public. Willis is arguing that the report should not be made public just yet, because she’s still deliberating on whether she should file charges.

During Tuesday’s hearing, Willis argued:

“Decisions are imminent. We want to make sure that everyone is treated fairly, and we think for future defendants to be treated fairly, it’s not appropriate at this time to have this report released.”

The special grand jury that was called for the investigation didn’t have the ability to issue indictments. However, after working on the investigation for seven months, they issued a final report with recommendations.

The panel interviewed many witnesses who are connected to the incident, including Trump’s former personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, as well as Brad Raffensperger, the Georgia secretary of state. Willis said that, in total, the special grand jury heard the testimony of 75 witnesses.

Willis was joined by the chief senior assistant district attorney in Fulton County, Donald Wakeford, in her stance that the report shouldn’t be made public. At the Tuesday hearing, Wakeford said it would be “dangerous” to have the report released now, before any potential charges are levied.

As he argued:

“We think immediately releasing before the district attorney has even had an opportunity to address publicly whether there will be charges or not — because there has not been a meaningful enough amount of time to assess it — is dangerous.

“It’s dangerous to the people who may or may not be named in the report for various reasons. It’s also a disservice to the witnesses who came to the grand jury and spoke the truth to the grand jury.”

There is a coalition of media organizations that is arguing that the report should be immediately released to the public, even though charges haven’t been filed yet. That group includes CNN.

It’s possible that Trump could face a few different state charges in Georgia for his role in the incident. He was caught on tape asking Raffensperger to “find” the necessary votes he would need to win Georgia in the 2020 presidential election. Ultimately, Democrat Joe Biden carried the state.

While any charges would certainly be serious and detrimental to Trump, his attorneys are making it sound as if they believe he won’t be charge at all. In a statement, three of Trump’s attorneys — Jennifer Little, Marissa Goldberg and Drew Findling — said:

“The grand jury compelled the testimony of dozens of other, often high-ranking, officials during the investigation, but never found it important to speak with the President. Therefore, we can assume that the grand jury did their job and looked at the facts and the law, as we have, and concluded there were no violations of the law by President Trump”