On Saturday, Fani Willis, Georgia’s Fulton County District Attorney, said during an interview with 11 Alive, a local television station that a decision on whether former President Donald Trump was going to be indicted for attempting to interfere with the 2020 presidential election results in the state would be made by Sept. 1.
In the interview Willis noted that this is a case they have been examining for two and a half years and that they were getting ready to take action. She further revealed that Patrick Labat, the Fulton County Sheriff had also been told to increase security both around her office and the courthouse as they were nearing the days of a potential decision.
As she pointed out, there we’re going to be certain people who would not be pleased with her decision, and in those cases, there may be certain people who are unhappy and choose to cause harm. She added that it was a good choice on the sheriff’s part to ensure that the courthouse is safe.
Willis has been involved in a probe over former President Donald Trump’s attempts to influence the state elections for more than two years. If Trump ends up indicted in this case, then this will be the third indictment he will face this year. Previously he was indicted in a case in New York City relating to a hush money payment and a federal case in Florida relating to his mishandling of classified documents after he left the White House in 2021.