Fulton County DA Silent on Leak of Indictment Before Official Charges: No Comment Available

The Fulton County District Attorney, Fani Willis, opted not to provide any commentary on the brief appearance of a draft of the indictment online before the grand jury’s official decision to charge former President Trump and 18 others. The charges stem from a lengthy investigation and involve Trump, his former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, attorneys Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, Jenna Ellis, Kenneth Chesebro, Jeff Clark, John Eastman, and others. The charges encompass a range of violations, including those under the Georgia Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO Act), solicitation of violations of oath by a public officer, conspiracy to commit impersonation of a public officer, conspiracy to commit forgery, conspiracy to commit false statements and writings, conspiracy to commit filing false documents, and more.

A document outlining similar charges briefly appeared on the Fulton County Court’s website prior to the official release of the indictment, but was swiftly taken down. When questioned about the leak, Willis declined to delve into specifics or shed light on the matter. She emphasized that the grand jury had thoroughly reviewed the evidence and came to a decision to issue a true bill indictment. Willis made it clear that she was not well-versed in clerical or administrative duties, therefore refraining from speculating on the source of the leak. Instead, she redirected the focus to the indictment itself, emphasizing that it reflected the grand jury’s diligent deliberations.

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