Trump indicted for election interference by Fulton County DA

Left: FILE – Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis poses for a portrait, April 19, 2023, in Atlanta (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File). Right: Former President Donald Trump arrives at the Moms for Liberty meeting in Philadelphia, Friday, June 30, 2023. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Former President Donald Trump has been indicted in Fulton County, Georgia, for allegedly interfering with the 2020 presidential election results in the state.

The former president was named alongside 18 additional co-defendants in a 41-count criminal indictment that was reportedly handed up to Fulton County Judge Robert McBurney at around 9:00 p.m. Monday. The charges include alleged RICO (Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) violations, forgery, false statements, conspiracy to influence an election, perjury, and influencing witnesses.

Trump’s co-defendants include former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, “coup memo” author John Eastman, and Trump attorneys Kenneth Cheseboro and “Kraken” lawyer Sidney Powell.

Earlier on Monday, a Fulton County court website reportedly posted — and then promptly removed — a list of criminal charges to be brought against Trump for his role in allegedly attempting to subvert the election results.

On Jan. 2, 2021, Trump called Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, and demanded that he “find 11,780 votes” — enough to overturn President Joe Biden’s win in the Peach State — or potentially face criminal consequences. Raffensperger refused. Shortly after the call came to light, Trump released a statement referring to the conversation as “an absolutely PERFECT phone call.”

Trump indicted for election interference by Fulton County DA

Leave a Comment