Donald Trump slams Fulton Da Fanny Willis for ‘political witch hunts’

ATLANTA, GA (CBS46) – Former President Donald Trump lashed out at Fulton County Attorney General Fannie Willis late Monday afternoon, accusing her of conducting a “hard political manhunt” as she pursues an investigation into her allegations of meddling in the 2020 presidential election.

In a statement, the nation’s 45th president called Atlanta “No. 1 in the country in murders and heinous crimes, especially on a per capita basis – even worse than now mythical Chicago.”

“However, the attorney general there spends nearly all of her waking hours, which is not much, trying to impeach a hugely popular president, Donald J. Trump, who has received more votes in 2020 than any incumbent president in US history.”

Last year, Willis opened a criminal investigation “into attempts to influence the conduct of the 2020 Georgia general election.” A grand jury of subpoenas was appointed in May at her request. In court filings last month, it alleged “a multi-state, coordinated plan by the Trump campaign to influence the outcome of the November 2020 elections in Georgia and elsewhere.”

The Willis investigation revolves around an alleged conspiracy involving 16 Republicans who served as fake electors, one of whom has been identified as State Senator Burt Jones, the Republican Party’s nominee for deputy governor this fall.

Governor Brian Kemp was also called to testify before the grand jury, but Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney agreed to allow Kemp to testify after this year’s midterm elections, scheduled for November 8.

Last month, Kemp filed a motion to overturn the subpoena on the same day Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, testified before the same grand jury.

Kemp faces a re-election challenge from Democrat Stacey Abrams, who defeated him in the 2018 gubernatorial race by just a few thousand votes, an election Abrams has yet to concede.

Trump also defended his now famous phone call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Ravensberger a few days after the last presidential election. He said Willis “bases her potential allegations on trying to find a word or little phrase (that doesn’t exist) during a perfectly perfect phone call, relating to widespread election fraud in Georgia, with Secretary of State Brad Ravensberger and several attorneys and other officials who were on the line, Knowingly, they have no issues with the call, and they have not expressed any objections or complaints about anything I said on the call that could be construed as inappropriate.”

Back in June, Ravensburger told a congressional committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol that Trump’s allegations of rigging the 2020 election were “false.”

Georgia’s secretary of state, along with Gabriel Sterling, the office’s chief operating officer, appeared before the Democratic-led House of Representatives Select Committee as the committee resumed its round of nationwide televised public hearings.

Ravensberger told the committee on November 6, 2020, that the election went “remarkably smoothly,” with average wait times to cast ballots between two and three minutes statewide.

“I felt like we got an election,” Ravensberger said.

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