Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’s charges against President Donald Trump were accidentally posted to the Fulton County Clerk of Courts website on Monday before being quickly removed again.
As Slay News reported, the documents were uploaded to the website several hours before the grand jury weighing the charges had made a decision.
The occurrence was highly irregular as the grand jury considering the case has long been expected to make a decision on an indictment this week.
Hours after Reuters reported the document was uploaded and then quickly deleted, the Fulton County Clerk of Courts issued a statement claiming the document listing the charges is “fictitious.”
The statement said it was “a fictitious document that has been circulated online and reported by various media outlets.”
However, shortly afterward, Fulton County charged Trump and 18 others in the RICO case, including Rudy Giuliani, John Eastman, and Jenna Ellis.
The charges in the indictment matched those in the “fictitious” document.
Clay Travis, of “The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show,” called out the massive lie told by the court.
“The charges against Trump are the exact same ones that were accidentally posted to Atlanta’s Fulton County website ten hours ago before the grand jury had even voted to indict.
“The same leak the court labeled ‘fictitious’ a few hours ago.
“So pathetic. See for yourself.”
The charges against Trump are the exact same ones that were accidentally posted to Atlanta’s Fulton County website ten hours ago, before the grand jury had even voted to indict. The same leak the court labeled “fictitious” a few hours ago. So pathetic. See for yourself. https://t.co/YY6s0CDeBD pic.twitter.com/tfzdoRkCRU
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) August 15, 2023
GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy joined the huge chorus of those calling on Trump to move to have the charges dismissed.
“Immediately file a motion to dismiss for a constitutional due process violation for publicly issuing an indictment before the grand jury had actually signed one,” Ramaswamy said.
“He should make a strong argument on these grounds and it would send a powerful message to the ever-expansive prosecutorial police state.
“As someone who’s running for President against Trump, I’d volunteer to write the amicus brief to the court myself:
“Prosecutors should not be deciding U.S. presidential elections, and if they’re so overzealous that they commit constitutional violations, then the cases should be thrown out and they should be held accountable.”