In Fulton County, Georgia, a grand jury returned ten indictments as part of District Attorney Fani Willis’s investigation into former President Donald Trump.
The 98-page indictment, which includes a total of 41 charges, targets Trump and 18 other co-defendants.
Among those indicted are former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, former Georgia Republican Party Chairman David Shafer, and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
Additional co-defendants include state Senator Shawn Still, attorneys John Eastman, Sidney Powell, Jenna Ellis, Bob Cheeley, Ray Smith III, and Kenneth Chesebro, former Assistant U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey Clark, GOP strategist Michael Roman, former Coffee County elections supervisor Misty Hampton, former Coffee County GOP chairwoman Cathy Latham, Atlanta bail bondsman Scott Hall, publicist Trevian Kutti, Illinois pastor Stephen Cliffguard Lee, and Harrison Floyd, who previously ran for a suburban Atlanta U.S. House seat and served as director of Black Voices for Trump.
The grand jury deliberated for around ten hours, and then the charges were signed by Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney at approximately 9:00 p.m. local time.
The indictment focuses on alleged actions and statements made by the Trump campaign across various states to challenge the 2020 election results.
While the indictment’s contents were not immediately disclosed, it is noteworthy that the official court website of Fulton County inadvertently published what appeared to be an indictment against Trump prior to the grand jury’s official decision.
The Trump campaign responded with a statement criticizing the indictment as a partisan effort to interfere with the 2024 presidential race.
The statement also criticized alleged double standards in the legal system and the perceived infringement of Trump’s First Amendment rights.
The indictment in Georgia adds to Trump’s legal challenges, including federal charges related to overturning the 2020 election and charges by the Manhattan District Attorney for falsifying business records..