Georgia GOP Chair Throws Trump Under The Bus: ‘I Was Just Following Orders’
Attorneys representing David Shafer, the embattled chairman of the Georgia Republican Party, are arguing their client should not be charged with any crimes for his plot to stand as a fake elector because he was acting on the advice of former President Donald Trump’s legal team, CNN reported, citing a letter sent to Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis last week.
Shafer’s attorneys say their client was relying on “repeated and detailed advice of legal counsel” when he organized a group of “contingent” electors from Georgia and served as one himself, thus “eliminating any possibility of criminal intent or liability,” the May 5 letter says according to CNN.
“The letter, which was first reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, comes as Willis and her team of prosecutors investigating efforts to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia are planning to make an announcement on possible charges against Trump or his allies later this summer,” per the report.
The revelation comes days after multiple news outlets reported that 16 fake electors have accepted immunity deals from the Fulton County District Attorney’s office.
Willis has indicated she is seriously weighing bringing racketeering and conspiracy charges in connection with Trump’s actions in the Peach State around the 2020 election.
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