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Sat Mar 6, 2021, 05:17 PM

Exclusive: Georgia prosecutor probing Trump taps leading racketeering attorney

Source: Reuters

by Linda So


(Reuters) - The district attorney investigating whether former U.S. President Donald Trump illegally interfered with Georgia’s 2020 election has hired an outside lawyer who is a national authority on racketeering, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has enlisted the help of Atlanta lawyer John Floyd, who wrote a national guide on prosecuting state racketeering cases. Floyd was hired recently to “provide help as needed” on matters involving racketeering, including the Trump investigation and other cases, said the source, who has direct knowledge of the situation.

The move bolsters the team investigating Trump as Willis prepares to issue subpoenas for evidence on whether the former president and his allies broke the law in their campaign to pressure state officials to reverse his Georgia election loss. Willis has said that her office would examine potential charges including “solicitation of election fraud, the making of false statements to state and local governmental bodies, conspiracy, racketeering” among other possible violations.

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Floyd’s appointment signals that racketeering could feature prominently in the investigation. It’s an area of law where Willis has extensive experience - including a high-profile Atlanta case where she won racketeering convictions of 11 public educators for a scheme to cheat on standardized tests.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-georgia-racketeering-exc/exclusive-georgia-prosecutor-probing-trump-taps-leading-racketeering-attorney-idUSKBN2AY0L0

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Sat Mar 6, 2021, 05:17 PM

1. Woohoo!

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Sat Mar 6, 2021, 05:31 PM

2. Former Guy always dealing with lawsuits.

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Sat Mar 6, 2021, 05:49 PM

3. Maybe this helps explain why GA election authorities were so uncooperative with Trump

They knew what they were hearing and couldn't believe it and didn't want to get involved.

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Sat Mar 6, 2021, 09:36 PM

4. Lock him up!!!!!

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Sun Mar 7, 2021, 02:16 AM

5. This is going to be good

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Sun Mar 7, 2021, 02:26 AM

6. Looking forward watching this unfold

This is beginning to look hopeful.

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