Donald Trump could be arrested and face his first felony charges for trying to overturn the 2020 election results as early as this month, Newsweek reported Friday, citing Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.
According to the publication, Willis told the Associated Press that she expects to come to a decision on whether her office will charge the former president for attempting to overthrow the results in Georgia by June 30.
“I certainly think that in the first half of the year that decision will be made,” Willis said.
Trump has been under investigation over his efforts to intervene in Georgia’s 2020 election for more than 16 months. Trump lost the state by a narrow margin of 0.23 points.
“The district attorney has ramped up her investigation in recent months, interviewing more than four dozen people in the state and reportedly subpoenaing a number of state officials, including Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who recently won the GOP nomination for re-election despite Trump’s efforts to replace him for failing to help him ‘find 11,780 votes,’ Newsweek stated.
Legal experts are predicting that Willis’ probe will lead to criminal charges for Trump, and suggest that those charges could be the first of many across the country.
“It wouldn’t surprise me for Georgia to become the first jurisdiction to indict a former president on felony charges. I doubt it’ll be the last. And I think the charges will stick,” Laurence Tribe, professor emeritus of constitutional law at Harvard University, said, according to Newsweek.
Meanwhile, Trump has dismissed the investigation as a “witch hunt” and accused Willis of going “after me instead of the people that Rigged and Stole” the 2020 election.
Read it at Newsweek.