By Michael MH | PoliticalWeasels.com | May 6, 2023
In recent developments, prosecutors in Fulton County, Georgia, have granted immunity to at
least eight of the 16 Republican fake electors involved in Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. This information was revealed in a new court filing and marks a significant milestone in District Attorney Fani Willis' extensive investigation into attempts to reverse the 2020 election outcome in Georgia.
These immunity deals come as a result of the fake electors' cooperation in the probe, which began in April. Earlier in the investigation, Willis targeted all 16 fake electors and expressed her intention to scrutinize the fake elector scheme aimed at obstructing the certification of the 2020 presidential election results. As the investigation continues, the district attorney has gained new cooperators and is expected to announce potential charges between July and September of this year.
According to an attorney representing the eight electors who accepted immunity deals, they are not turning against each other or providing incriminating evidence. However, their cooperation clearly offers valuable information to the district attorney, who has granted them immunity in return.
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Immunity functions as a potent technique for prosecutors to collect statements from individuals who may be involved in criminal activities. Commonly, this method takes place in three stages: first, the prosecutor issues a subpoena or requests a testimony; next, the individual undergoing questioning utilizes the Fifth Amendment to dodge self-incrimination; finally, the prosecutor bestows immunity. The fake elector probe is just one aspect of the broader investigation in Georgia. Willis is also looking into false testimony provided by individuals like Rudy Giuliani, unauthorized access to voting machines, and Trump's phone call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, in which he pressured Georgia officials to overturn the election results.
As prosecutors aim to "climb the ladder" and implicate higher-level Trump campaign members, potential charges against the former president could include interference with an election, conspiracy, or even racketeering. The focus now is on uncovering who conceived and coordinated the fake elector scheme as the investigation progresses.
To sum it up, Fulton County prosecutors have granted immunity to at least eight fake Republican electors involved in Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. The immunity deals are part of District Attorney Fani Willis' ongoing investigation into attempts to reverse the election outcome in Georgia. As the probe heats up, potential charges against Trump could include interference with an election, conspiracy, or even racketeering. The focus now shifts to uncovering the masterminds behind the fake elector scheme.