Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has told police that they should prepare for “heightened security” in “coming months” as she plans to possibly indict President Donald Trump over the summer.
Willis said she will announce this summer whether she will criminally charge Trump over his alleged effort to challenge Georgia’s 2020 presidential election results.
The anti-Trump Democrat prosecutor told the Fulton County Sheriff to prepare for increased security at the Fulton County Courthouse between July 11 and September 1 because her announcement may provoke “a significant public reaction.”
The letter said: “I am providing this letter to bring to your attention the need for heightened security and preparedness in coming months due to this pending announcement.
“Please accept this correspondence as notice to allow you sufficient time to prepare the Sheriff’s Office and coordinate with local, state, and federal agencies to ensure that our law enforcement community is ready to protect the public.
“We have seen in recent years that some may go outside of public expressions of opinion that are protected by the First Amendment to engage in acts of violence that will endanger the safety of those we are sworn to protect.
“As leaders, it is incumbent upon us to prepare.”
Willis’s office sent similar letters to Atlanta Police Chief Darin Schierbaum and the director of the Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Agency, Matthew Kallmyer.
There is only one reason she would do this: She plans on indicting Trump.
Fanni Willis urges law enforcement to prepare for “a significant public reaction” as she signals an announcement on possible Trump charges will happen this summer. https://t.co/sp64Ql852u
— Brandon Conradis (@BConradis) April 24, 2023
CNN’s Elie Honig said:
“This is another not-so-subtle indicator that the D.A. has every intention of seeking an indictment of Donald Trump.
“What she’s done in the letter is put local law enforcement sheriffs and others on high alert.
“She tells them, I’m going to need you to be ready to respond to potential demonstrations, and maybe worse, starting on July 11th.
“And looking at this through a common sense lens, that makes no sense if she’s not intending to indict Donald Trump, but it makes complete sense if she is.
“I think there is a very fair criticism of Fani Willis for taking this.
“Fani Willis became the D.A. on January 1st, 2021.
“The tape that we just heard of Donald Trump calling Brad Raffensperger, that happened next day and then became public within hours, and now we’re looking at an indictment, if this timeline holds, at earliest two and a half plus years after the effect.
“I know investigations take time.
“This should not have taken two and a half plus years.
“And now as a result of that, Wolf, Donald Trump supporters are going to say, first of all, we didn’t see an indictment for two and a half years until after Donald Trump, A) announced candidacy and, B) is emerging as a frontrunner.”