(RepublicanNews.org) – Speculation is increasing about whether former President Donald Trump will be indicted as a Georgia judge is deciding whether to make public a grand jury report on Trump’s alleged meddling with the presidential election in Georgia.
Republican and former Georgia Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan says he believes the Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has enough evidence to indict the former president.
Willis asked the court to keep the report private until his office has decided whether to file charges against Trump, but that hasn’t stopped public speculation.
The investigation into Trump was sparked by a phone call he made to the Georgia Secretary of State during the 2020 presidential election. Apparently trailing Biden by 11,000 votes on election night, Trump allegedly asked the Secretary of State to “find” votes to beat Biden.
Legal analyst and former Army prosecutor Glenn Kirschner also said he thinks the Georgia DA has enough evidence to indict.
A hand count of votes in Georgia did reveal more votes for Trump than were initially reported, but it also found more for Biden. Biden took Georgia’s 16 electoral votes, the first time a Democrat had done so in the state since the election of President Bill Clinton in 1992.
Former Georgia Lt. Governor Duncan said the prosecutor’s list of 75 witnesses includes prominent political figures such as former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham. Duncan said he sees their inclusion as a “sign” that DA Willis has enough to indict.
The punishment for meddling with an election can range from paying a fine to being barred from holding future political office. Election tampering, by contrast, may be punished with jail time.
Opinions appear to be motivated mainly by party affiliation. Democrats and left-leaning politicians believe Trump has evaded accountability for multiple crimes, while Republican and right-leaning commentators say the left is inappropriately targeting the former President.
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