Fulton Deputies Were In Miami To Prepare For Possible Donald Trump Indictment In Georgia

Several members of the Fulton County Sheriff Department were in Miami as Donald Trump faced federal charges for allegedly mishandling classified documents. The trip was made ahead of a possible Trump indictment in Georgia. 

The deputies were sent to Miami by Fulton County Sheriff Pat Labat who’s responsible for securing the Fulton County Courthouse. While in Miami, the deputies took notes on the security preparation utilized as Trump appeared before a judge to hear the 37 charges. Dozens of people showed up to protest, but there were no incidents of violence.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis made indications that decisions to present charges in the 2020 election probe could come in August. She requested remote workdays for her staff and asked judges to refrain from in-person hearings during that time.

“I respectfully request that judges not schedule trials and in person hearings during the weeks beginning Monday, August 7 and Monday, August 14,” Willis wrote in the letter. 

Willis has pushed back the dates of announcing charges to request more security and to grant immunity deals. 

Trump is on record asking former Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and Gov. Brian Kemp to help overturn the election on separate occasions. He asked Raffensperger during a phone call to help him secure over 11,000 votes, the amount in which he trailed Joe Biden in Georgia. During a recorded call that took place on Jan. 2, 2021, Trump told Raffensperger, “All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have. Because we won the state.”

Willis is examining if suspects in the case are guilty of criminal solicitation to commit election fraud, making false statements to state and local governmental officials, involvement of violence or threats related to election administration and racketeering.

If Willis chooses to charge Trump with a RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations), he could face 20 years of imprisonment.

Willis could present her findings to a panel at that point and choose to indict the former president. 

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