Allegations of electoral interference
Fear of riots after Trump’s speech
01/31/2022 9:51 PM
The attorney general expressed concerns about the riots by Trump supporters in May. Then in Georgia, an investigation will be conducted into whether Trump is guilty of unlawful election tampering. In current appearances, the former president agitates his supporters.
After former US President Donald Trump verbally attacked investigators, there was growing concern that his supporters would riot. According to media reports, the Fulton County District Attorney in Georgia contacted the Federal Police’s Federal Bureau of Investigation. Several US media quoted a letter from Attorney General Fanny Willis as saying, “We must work together to keep the public safe and to ensure that Atlanta does not witness a tragedy similar to the Capitol tragedy on January 6, 2021.”
The attorney general is investigating Trump allegations of improper election tampering. The background to this is, among other things, a call from the president, who had already been voted on at that time, to Brad Ravensberger, the Secretary of State responsible for elections in Georgia, at the beginning of January 2021. At that time Trump publicly called for Ravensburger to gather enough votes from for his electoral success in the state.
Trump: “They are after you”
The Republican continues to refuse to concede defeat in the November 2020 elections. Trump spoke of “radical” and “malicious” prosecutors in Texas over the weekend. If they do something “illegal,” he hopes “there will be the biggest protest in this country that we’ve seen in Washington, D.C., New York, Atlanta, and elsewhere.” Prosecutors were after him. “Actually, they’re not behind me. They’re after you,” he told the jubilant crowd.
After an inflammatory speech by Trump, his supporters stormed the US Capitol a year ago. A grand jury in Georgia is due to consider the allegations in early May. In her letter to the FBI, Prosecutor Willis has now expressed “security concerns” about the appointment. Several investigations are underway in the United States against Trump.