A judge in Georgia has dismissed Donald Trump’s attempt to prevent his potential prosecution for his alleged involvement in overturning the 2020 election results.
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Georgia Judge Rejects Trump’s Bid to Derail Potential Charges
In a nine-page ruling, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney stated that it was premature for former president Donald Trump or his supporters to obstruct Georgia prosecutors from pursuing their investigation, especially since Trump has yet to be charged.
The charges against Donald Trump in the Fulton County Grand Jury investigation include:
- Attempts are being made to pressure Georgia officials into overturning the results of the 2020 election. Trump allegedly called Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and asked him to “find” enough votes to overturn the election results. He is also accused of pressuring Raffensperger to resign.
- Trump is accused of falsely claiming that the election was “rigged” and “stolen.” He is also accused of spreading these false claims to his supporters.
- Trump is accused of obstructing the investigation by pressuring witnesses not to cooperate. He is also accused of trying to influence the grand jury.
McBurney, who spent a year overseeing District Attorney Fannie Willis’ special grand jury investigation into Trump’s election-related actions, wrote, “While being the subject (or even the target) of a highly publicized criminal investigation is possibly an unwelcome and unpleasant experience, no court has ever held that that condition alone provides grounds for courts to interfere with or stop the investigation.”
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As an aside, McBurney also made an apparent reference to Trump’s attempt to cash in on his legal troubles: “And for some, being the subject of a criminal investigation a la Rumpelstiltskin could be turned into golden political capital, making It appears to be more problematic than potential.”
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They also noted that the federal courts warned Trump in his attempt to short-circuit potential prosecution for hoarding classified documents when the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the FBI’s seizure of his assets. His bid to retrieve the stolen items was rejected.
Earlier Last month, Trump wanted to shut down Willis Investigation and got rejected by the Courts.
It has been reported that Willis is expected to make a decision about pressing charges in August. Many people believe that she will recommend charging Trump and his supporters who helped him try to overturn the election results in multiple states. McBurney stated that only after this decision is made can Trump challenge the proceedings that led to the charges.
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According to McBurney, it is not appropriate for the courts to engage in the media and blogosphere’s popular game of guessing what a picture might look like before all investigative dots are connected.
Trump has accused Willis, a Democrat, of conducting a political witch hunt against him to harm his chances in the 2024 presidential election.
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Despite his objections, the courts have repeatedly backed Willis’ efforts to summon many of Trump’s top aides and allies, including former chief of staff Mark Meadows and former national security adviser Mike Flynn.
Trump has argued that Willis’ year-long investigation, which used a “special grand jury” authorized by Georgia law for far-reaching, complicated investigations, is unconstitutional and that she has a political bias because of her Democratic advocacy.
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