Lawyers for former President Donald Trump are requesting that the Georgia Supreme Court stop a district attorney from investigating his actions following the 2020 election and end the case against him.
The case is being handled by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis in an investigation reaching back to 2021.
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"Willis has been investigating since early 2021 whether Trump and his allies broke any laws as they tried to overturn his narrow election loss in Georgia to Democrat Joe Biden. She has suggested that she is likely to seek charges in the case from a grand jury next month," Breitbart News reported.
"Trump’s Georgia legal team on Friday filed similar petitions in the Georgia Supreme Court and Fulton County Superior Court naming Willis and Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney, who oversaw the special grand jury, as respondents," it added.
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Fani sent a letter to the judge requesting she set no trials for 2 wks.
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"I became convinced that the district attorney Fani Willis was going to indict probably a massive conspiracy case when she did something that was really unusual. I had never seen it done as a prosecutor. She sent a letter to the judges of Fulton County, the Fulton County court, saying that we respectfully request that you set no trials for two weeks in August," former prosecutor Glenn Kirschner told MSNBC.
"The week of August 7th and 14th, and you set no in-person hearings during those two weeks. That is an incredible ask of a prosecutor to courts, please clear your dockets, clear the decks," he added.
The trial comes as Republican presidential candidates begin formal debates later in August that will likely occur without Trump.
The ongoing attacks reaching back to the end of the 2020 election continue to return to haunt the former president as he makes his comeback bid.
So far, the legal battles have not impacted his polling numbers, with Trump holding a wide lead over the large field of GOP contenders.
The next few weeks will reveal whether the Georgia case will move forward and if it will make any difference in his 2024 campaign.