Fulton County Georgia, DA - Deflects Blame For How Indictment Against Trump Was Leaked

 August 16, 2023

Fani Willis, Fulton County District Attorney deflected questions, when asked how a draft of the indictment was leaked Monday, prior to the grand jury voting to charge former President Trump, and 18 others. Apparently, a document describing indictments appeared briefly online before being removed.

On Monday afternoon, the Fulton County Court’s website, posted a document listing the same charges, included in the indictment released late Monday night. The charges included-

  • Violating the Georgia RICO Act (the Racketeer Influenced And Corrupt Organizations Act)
  • Solicitation of Violation of Oath by a Public Officer
  • Conspiracy to Commit False Statements and Writings
  • Conspiracy to Commit Impersonating a Public Officer
  • Conspiracy to Commit Forgery in the First Degree
  • Filing False Documents
  • Forgery in the First Degree

During a news conference, Reuters first reported on the document, before the Fulton County Court quickly removed it from the website. Fani Willis, Fulton County Chief Senior Assistant District Attorney said of the matter, ‘I can’t tell you anything’. In a statement, the Fulton County Court reportedly said-

"The Office of the Fulton County Clerk or Superior and Magistrate Courts has learned of a fictitious document that has been circulated online and reported by various media outlets to The Fulton County Special Purpose Grand Jury," [the court said in a statement Monday afternoon.]

"While there have been no documents filed today regarding such, all members of the media should be reminded that documents that do not bear an official case number, filing date, and the name of The Clerk of Courts, in concert, are not considered official filings and should not be treated as such."

-Fulton County Court Statement

Trump, was charged - as well as others, out of the years-long investigation. Those additionally indicted, were: former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, attorneys Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, Jenna Ellis, Kenneth Chesebro, Jeff Clark, John Eastman, and others.

Obviously, America is seeing the rule of law thrown away for partisan, political purposes. Trump attorneys Drew Findling and Jennifer Little slammed the Fulton County District Attorney's office on Monday afternoon saying-

"The Fulton County District Attorney's Office has once again shown that they have no respect for the integrity of the grand jury process," …"This was not a simple administrative mistake. A proposed indictment should only be in the hands of the District Attorney's Office, yet it somehow made its way to the clerk's office and was assigned a case number and a judge before the grand jury even deliberated." adding…

"This is emblematic of the pervasive and glaring constitutional violations which have plagued this case from its very inception."

-Trump attorneys Drew Findling and Jennifer Little

Willis held a press conference to explain the charges, after the grand jury actually deliberated, voted and handed up the indictment. When asked by reporters for an explanation of the leak, Willis totally declined to comment, deflecting, she replied-

"No, I can't tell you anything about what you refer to,"… "What I can tell you is that we had a grand jury here in Fulton County. They deliberated till almost 8:00, if not right after 8:00, an indictment was returned. It was true billed. And you now have an indictment." adding…"I am not an expert on clerks duties or even administrative duties. I wouldn't know how to work that system. And so I'm not going to speculate. Next question."

-Fani Willis, Fulton County District Attorney

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself.”

-Marcus Tullius Cicero
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