Prosecutors in Fulton County, Georgia, have opened a criminal investigation into former President Trump’s efforts to pressure Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) to “find” enough votes to reverse his 2020 electoral loss in the state, The New York Times reported on Wednesday.
Fulton County’s new district attorney, Fani Willis, sent a letter to state officials on Wednesday asking them to retain documents regarding a Jan. 2 phone call Trump made to Raffensperger, in which the now-former president pressed the state’s top elections official to “find” 11,780 votes, enough to hand him a victory over President Biden in Georgia.
The decision to launch a criminal investigation into Trump’s conduct comes two days after the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office announced that it had opened up a probe into the former president’s efforts to overturn the election results.
But unlike the secretary of state’s investigation — which was described as a “fact-finding and administrative” inquiry — the Fulton County district attorney’s probe involves a criminal matter that could expose him to potential felony charges.
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