On August 24, 2023, former President Donald Trump was indicted in Fulton County, Georgia.
The district attorney in Fulton County, Georgia, announced that Trump and 18 of his associates have been indicted on a variety of state charges. This is the fourth set of charges the former president has faced this year.
The charges include violating Georgia’s RICO Act, Solicitation of Violation of Oath by a Public Officer, Conspiracy to Commit Impersonating a Public Officer, Conspiracy to Commit Forgery in the First Degree, Conspiracy to Commit False Statements and Writings, Conspiracy to Commit Filing False Documents, Filing False Documents, and Solicitation of Violation of Oath by a Public Officer.
Trump’s former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, attorneys Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, Jenna Ellis, Kenneth Chesebro, Jeff Clark, and John Eastman were also named in the indictment. District Attorney Fani Willis gave Trump and the eighteen other individuals time to surrender by August 25th. She also stated that she would like to see a trial happen within the next six months.
Whatever you think of the Trump indictments, one thing is for certain: the glass has now been broken over and over again. Political opponents can be targeted by legal enemies. Running for office now carries the legal risk of going to jail — on all sides.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) August 15, 2023
This fourth set of indictments face Trump after being indicted in New York City, a federal indictment in Florida, and another federal indictment in DC.
“Nineteen people were indicted, and the whole world is laughing at the United States as they see how corrupt and horrible a place it has turned out to be under the leadership of Crooked Joe Biden,” Trump told Fox News Digital during an exclusive interview late Monday night.
“The racist and corrupt district attorney of Fulton County, which has turned out to be a murder capital of the world with among the highest violent crime levels anywhere in our country, just opened a fundraising site in order to benefit off the things she most campaigned on, ‘I will get Donald Trump,’” he said, slamming Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.
“This politically-inspired indictment, which could have been brought close to three years ago, was tailored for placement right smack in the middle of my political campaign, where I am leading all Republicans—by a lot—and beating Joe Biden soundly in almost all polls,” he said.
“Just like she has allowed Atlanta to go to hell with all of its crime and violence, so too has Joe Biden allowed the United States of America to go to the same place with millions of people invading our country, inflation, bad economy, no energy, and lack of respect all over the world,” he said.
The President also made a big announcement that he will be giving a large press conference on Monday and it looks like the major networks will participate.
Former President Donald Trump has announced that he will hold a “major news conference” next Monday.
— CNN (@CNN) August 15, 2023