Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis appears ready to present her case regarding former President Donald Trump's attempts to overturn the 2020 elections before a grand jury as early as next week.
At least two witnesses have been alerted that they will need to appear before a Fulton County grand jury on Tuesday, the clearest indicator so far Willis intends to move forward with making a presentation of her case before a grand jury. Willis is expected to seek charges against more than a dozen people with regard to the alleged attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
"I did just receive notification to appear on Tuesday morning at the Fulton County grand jury, and I certainly will be there to do my part in recounting the facts," Former Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan told CNN. Duncan served as lieutenant governor between 2019 and 2023 but declined to run after slamming Trump over his claims regarding the 2020 election.
Independent journalist George Chidi also confirmed that he had been summoned the same day to appear before a Fulton County grand jury. Chidi reported in 2020 about seeing 16 Republicans signing Electoral College documents falsely claiming Trump won in Georgia.
Before reports surfaced on Saturday that Willis had taken the most concrete steps yet to hand Trump his fourth indictment, the former president was raging about her investigation online.
"I hear that RACIST Fulton County (Atlanta) District Attorney' Phoney' Fani Willis, who weakly presides over one of the deadliest communities in the U.S., with thousands of murderers, violent criminals & gang members roaming the streets while going untried, free, & are treated with 'kid gloves,' is using a potential Indictment of me, and other innocent people, as a campaign and fundraising CON JOB, all based on a PERFECT PHONE CALL, AS PRESIDENT, CHALLENGING ELECTION FRAUD - MY DUTY & RIGHT!" Trump posted on Truth Social on Saturday.
"How can they charge me in Georgia? The phone call was PERFECT. WITCH HUNT!" He later added.
Willis opened her investigation into Trump following a reported phone call between the then-president and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, during which Trump pressed the election official to "find" the necessary votes to turn the presidential contest in his favor.
After Willis opened her investigation in February 2021, a special purpose grand jury was selected in May 2022 that did not have indictment powers, but it recommended multiple legal actions against Trump, including at least a dozen indictments. Gov. Brian Kemp (R-GA) gave closed-door testimony to the grand jury.
Willis has hinted an indictment was likely to come down sometime before Aug. 18. Earlier this week, reports suggested the prosecutor is weighing at least 12 indictments in the investigation.