(PatriotWise.com) — In a recent interview, the Fulton County district attorney confirmed her plans to announce indictments by September 1 in the investigation into the efforts of Donald Trump and his allies to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia, NBC News reported.
In an interview with 11Alive on Saturday, District Attorney Fani Willis said her office has worked for two-and-a-half years on the investigation and is “ready to go.”
In July, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney seated two grand juries that are likely to decide if Trump and his allies will face charges related to the investigation.
Willis told 11Alive that she anticipates that some “may not be happy with the decisions” that she makes, adding that when unhappy, some people “act in a way that could create harm.”
Willis said she recommended to the Fulton County Sheriff to increase security at the courthouse to ensure public safety, adding that she would not put courthouse employees or any constituents attending court “in harm’s way.”
On Monday, Judge McBurney rejected a motion brought by Trump and fraudulent elector Cathleen Latham to quash the special grand jury report and disqualify Willis from the case, CBS News reported.
In his ruling, Judge McBurney wrote that neither the former president nor Ms. Latham “enjoys standing to mount a challenge” in the “pre-indictment phase.” He explained that no court has ever held that “a highly publicized criminal investigation” alone is a “basis for the courts to interfere with or halt the investigation.”
In response to Trump’s request to disqualify Willis, McBurney noted that the District Attorney has done nothing to warrant her disqualification in the case, explaining that the job her office is doing has been “fairly routine” and “legally unobjectionable.” He said nothing cited in the motion “rises to the level of justifying disqualification” particularly when compared to the “stream of personal invective” that flowed from Trump’s motion.
Willis convened the special grand jury in March 2022 to investigate the efforts of Trump and his allies to overturn the results of the 2020 election in Georgia. Earlier this year, the panel issued its report unanimously finding that there was no “widespread fraud” in Georgia that would have altered the outcome of the election.
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