Former president Donald Trump has once again taken to Truth Social to attack Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, as it is expected that he will be indicted this week for 2020 election interference in Atlanta, Georgia. Using familiar themes of attack, Trump labeled Willis as “RACIST” and criticized her professional record in combating crime in Atlanta. He described the city as one of the deadliest communities in the United States, with gang members freely roaming the streets and being treated leniently by the authorities. Trump further claimed, without evidence, that Willis is using the potential indictment against him as a “campaign and fundraising CON JOB.”
This is not the first time Trump has targeted Willis with baseless allegations, including a recent accusation of an extramarital affair with a gang member. In response, Willis has issued a memo to her staff, instructing them not to comment publicly on the matter. Trump concluded his diatribe by once again defending his phone call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on January 2, 2021, asserting that it was “perfect” and his duty as president to challenge election fraud.
In a publicly released recording of the call, Trump can be heard pressuring Raffensperger to “find him votes,” despite the absence of evidence supporting claims of electoral fraud. The call is expected to be part of a comprehensive indictment by the Fulton County grand jury, which has been presented with evidence of various attempts by Trump and his allies to overturn the election results.
Late on Friday night, Trump broke his silence on Truth Social to comment on the appointment of David Weiss as special counsel in the Justice Department’s investigation of Hunter Biden. Trump criticized Weiss’s selection, claiming he would not have chosen him and suggested the use of “Deranged Jack Smith” instead. Trump also accused Weiss of giving Hunter Biden a lenient deal and expressed a desire for a new judge and jurisdiction in his own case.
Trump has been seeking to have his federal election interference case moved from the District of Columbia to West Virginia, where he believes he would receive a more favorable jury. However, all of the more than 1,000 individuals charged in relation to the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, who have attempted to change the jurisdiction of their cases, have been denied because the crimes took place in Washington, DC.