According to the prosecutor investigating Donald Trump and others’ efforts to pressure Georgia officials, the president and others broke the law. Former President, after he railed against prosecutors investigating him, is seeking security help from the FBI after winning the Joe Biden’s presidential election.
In a letter sent to the FBI office in Atlanta on Sunday, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis requested a risk assessment of the county courthouse and government center. Furthermore, she requested resources from the FBI, including federal agents and intelligence, “to provide protection.”
Donald Trump and his associates were investigated by Willis last year for attempting to interfere improperly with the 2020 general election in Georgia. May 2 is the date set for holding a special grand jury to assist the investigation.
In her letter, she noted that Trump had slammed prosecutors looking into his actions during a rally over the weekend, calling them “vicious, horrible people.”
“I hope we will have the biggest protests that we have ever had in this country,” Trump said during his rally in Texas on Saturday night. “If these radical, vicious, racist prosecutors act unlawfully, I hope we will have the biggest protests ever had in Washington, D.C. in New York, in Atlanta and elsewhere.”
In light of statements Trump made at the same event regarding the possibility of pardoning people who stormed the Capitol in an attempt to prevent the certification of Biden’s victory, Willis found the rhetoric particularly alarming.
“We must all work together to keep the public safe and ensure that Atlanta does not suffer a tragedy comparable to what happened at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021,” wrote Willis.