Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis on Thursday told The Washington Post that she expects people to face “prison sentence” in her 2020 election probe.
Willis is investigating former President Donald Trump’s pressure on Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” enough votes to overturn his loss in the state, the fake elector scheme, and other election interference efforts.
“The allegations are very serious. If indicted and convicted, people are facing prison sentences,” Willis told the Post.
No decision on whether anyone will be indicted is expected for months as a grand jury continues to hear evidence in the probe.
Who’s facing charges?
It’s unclear whether Trump himself will face charges.
At least 17 people have been notified that they are targets in the investigation, including former Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani and the state’s 16 fake Trump electors.
More targets could be added soon, Willis told the Post.
She declined to say whether she would be willing to charge Trump but said he could be called to appear as a witness.
“A decision is going to have to be made,” she said, “and I imagine it’s going to be made late this fall.”
End of year target date:
Willis told the Post that she expects to wrap up the investigation by the end of the year.
She said that the probe would pause during the month leading up to the November elections.
After the grand jury is finished hearing the evidence, they will submit a report that could include recommendations for indictments.
Willis will then decide who, if anyone, she will charge.