Reports have surfaced that former President Donald Trump may be facing charges in Georgia, which could potentially lead to a mugshot being taken.
Sources speaking to CNN have suggested that District Attorney Fani Willis is likely to pursue numerous indictments against Trump and others involved.
Sheriff Patrick Labat of Fulton County has stated that Trump would have his photograph taken if he were charged.
“First and foremost, we will follow our own policies and procedures. We simply don’t … give any leniency just because of your status. Ultimately, there may be a court order that his lawyers may ask for, there may be some alternate … processes around it, but we’ll stay focused on our policies and procedures. And if a mugshot is warranted, we’ll follow that policy and procedure as well,” Axios reported.
“And so again, we treat everybody equally,” he said. “We’ve certainly learned from both New York as well as Miami. So, we’ve got a lot of different agencies involved.”
At the Iowa State Fair, Trump was asked about reports that he will be indicted in Fulton County and he delivered a fiery message to the district attorney, Mediaite reported.
“Is there any chance you take a plea deal in Georgia?” a reporter said to the former president.
“We did nothing wrong. We don’t ever take a plea deal. We don’t take plea deals. It’s a wise guy question. You’re just a wise guy. We don’t take plea deals because I did nothing wrong. It’s called election interference,” Trump said.
“Because these indictments are going out by Biden. Who can’t even put two sentences together. This is Joe Biden. Because he can’t win the election by himself. He can’t win the election based on votes. So what they did is they got the attorney general to do it. And then you see how stupid they acted yesterday with the appointment of the special counsel. They call it special counsel. And what a crazy thing that was. And it’s being laughed at all over the world,” he said.
“The fact is that we have a country that’s in serious trouble. We have a country that’s in major decline. I don’t mean decline, I mean major decline. And we’re going to straighten it out. This group and a lot of people just like this group. We’re going to straighten it out, and we’re going to make America great again. Wise guy,” he said.
Last week, Willis hit back at Trump after a series of “attacks” against her.
In an email, she shredded an ad that was running in the local market attacking her and advised her staff not to respond to it.
She also said that prosecutions by her and her colleagues were just “business” and not “personal,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
“It is my understanding that an ad was put in the Atlanta market to run between today 8/9 and 8/13 that will have derogatory and false information about me as the District Attorney of the Atlanta Judicial Circuit. Apparently, a lot of money was spent to run this ad in the Atlanta market over the next 5 days. That means the ad will run quite frequently over the next 5 days,” she said.
“Each of you represents me. Especially, ADA’s who all took an oath under my name. We often remind you if you are an ADA you are my personal staff and represent me. Many of you are quite kind to me, very protective, and will become very defensive if someone attempts to attack me, the office, or your colleagues. You may not comment in any way on the ad or any of the negativity that may be expressed against me, your colleagues, this office in coming days, weeks, or months,” the prosecutor said.
“We have no personal feelings against those we investigate or prosecute and we should not express any. This is business, it will never be personal,” she said.
The report added:
In the minute-long ad, titled “The Fraud Squad,” the narrator refers to Willis as “Biden’s newest lackey.” It says that Willis presided over a sharp rise of violent crimes in Atlanta and highlights her office being disqualified from investigating Lt. Gov. Burt Jones in her long-running election interference case due to a political conflict of interest.
But the most incendiary allegation is that Willis “got caught hiding a relationship with a gang member she was prosecuting.” It cites as evidence a Jan. 25, 2023, article in Rolling Stone.
But the ad gets several facts wrong. The Rolling Stone article is an interview with YSL Mondo, one of Willis’ former clients in 2019 when she worked as a defense attorney, and it doesn’t make reference to any sort of affair.
In the interview, Mondo is quoted saying that he had some “auntie-to-nephew, mother-to-son type of talks” with Willis. But the article notes that the two didn’t talk after his case was resolved.