Georgia Prosecutors Bracing for Violence if Trump’s Indicted on Criminal Charges
Prosecutors in Atlanta face a potentially nerve-wracking situation as the wide-ranging inquiry into whether Donald Trump and his associates interfered in the 2020 presidential election in Georgia enters into the indictment phase because there are fears violence could erupt if Trump faces criminal charges, The New Times reports.
The Times notes that prosecuting Trump raises fears of renewed violence on his behalf and as a result, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has ensured staffers will be wearing bulletproof vests.
If Trump is indicted, there’s the possibility that he could seek to have his case removed to the federal court system, Joe.My.God. reports. This could cause a drawn-out legal battle that could wind up going all the way to the United States Supreme Court, possibly pushing his trial all the way to the middle of his 2024 presidential campaign.
New York Times correspondent Maggie Haberman noted:
“‘Prosecuting Mr. Trump would likely raise fears of fresh violence on his behalf; Ms. Willis has already had staffers on the case outfitted with bulletproof vests.’ Where things stand in the Fulton Cty. case involving Trump and his allies.”
"Prosecuting Mr. Trump would likely raise fears of fresh violence on his behalf; Ms. Willis has already had staffers on the case outfitted with bulletproof vests." Where things stand in the Fulton Cty case investigating Trump and his allies https://t.co/Zaxo4I9xr0
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 23, 2023
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Considering that a crazed mob of Trump supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, in the hopes of preventing the Electoral College from certifying President Joe Biden’s 2020 election win, it’s understandable that people are worried. Insider reported earlier this month that at least 978 people have been arrested in connection with the deadly riot, and the FBI still seeks help from the public in identifying others who took part in what is arguably one of the most documented crimes in U.S. history.
But this is the level of crazy Trump’s supporters are willing to climb. Willis and her team have rightfully investigated Trump’s call to Raffensperger and if enough evidence has been found to indict him, it’s for good reason. How sad that these people can’t handle that.
So let’s hope the next few days pass safely for Willis and others who are merely doing their jobs.