The Atlanta courthouse was placed under lockdown in anticipation of District Attorney Fani Willis’s decision to bring charges against former President Donald Trump for his attempts to dispute the results of the 2020 election in Georgia.
“Law-enforcement officers surrounded the Fulton County courthouse on Monday in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, amid closed roads and traffic barriers put up to boost security ahead of a possible indictment of former U.S. President Donald Trump,” Reuters reported.
A judge last Monday denied President Trump’s second bid to quash Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ investigation into his efforts to challenge the 2020 election in Georgia.
Reportedly, Ms. Willis is ‘ready to go’ and may move forward with a possible indictment this week.
Fulton County prosecutors are reportedly preparing sprawling racketeering charges against President Trump and The Guardian has reported that an indictment could come in the first two weeks of August.
The basis for this investigation appears to be President Trump’s call with Georgia officials, which was later doctored and published by the Washington Post. However, several outlets have since debunked these fraudulent claims.
In recent weeks, orange barriers have been set up around Fulton County Courthouse leading some to speculate about a potential indictment of President Trump over his phone call.
The applicable statute requires prosecutors to prove a pattern of criminal activity involving at least two qualifying crimes. According to The Guardian, these may include influencing witnesses and computer trespass.
It is speculated that the latter pertains to alleged attempts by Trump’s team to access and evaluate Dominion Voting Systems machines in Coffee County.
As Coffee County lies outside of Fani Willis’ jurisdiction, she has invoked the racketeering statute which allows her to widen her investigation scope.
Should Fani Willis press charges against Trump it will be his fourth BS indictment since leaving office; Special Counsel Jack Smith has issued 44 federal counts – 40 for breach of classified documents in Florida and four for his “involvement on January 6” in Washington DC.
Furthermore, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg charged Trump with 34 felony counts concerning hush payments made to porn star Stormy Daniels earlier this year.