Could this spill major trouble for Trump?
According to reports, a group of 16 individuals, who posed as Georgia electors, intended to declare Donald Trump as the winner of the state in the 2020 election despite his defeat. As part of the ongoing investigation into attempts to overturn the state’s election results, it has been revealed that at least eight of these individuals have been granted immunity deals.
According to The Hill, on Friday, The Washington Post disclosed that the prosecutors under Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis have informed the aforementioned eight individuals that they will not be charged in connection to her investigation provided that they cooperate and provide testimony concerning the attempts made by Trump and his supporters to overturn President Biden’s win in the state.
The Washington Post obtained a brief filed on Friday in Fulton County Superior Court by Kimberly Bourroughs Debrow, the defense attorney for the eight electors. The brief asserts that these individuals did not make any commitments to provide self-incriminating evidence in exchange for immunity and that they continue to maintain their innocence.
According to an anonymous source with knowledge of the investigation, the eight electors in question maintain their innocence and have denied any wrongdoing. The source, who spoke with The Washington Post, also stated that the electors are not aware of any criminal activities committed by anyone else.
In a statement last month, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis declared her intention to reveal any indictments related to her investigation between July 11 and September 1. She also anticipated that this announcement would generate significant public reaction.
It has been reported that the group of 16 individuals who posed as Georgia electors and intended to declare Trump as the state’s winner, along with former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, have been notified that they are subjects of the investigation.
Kimberly Bourroughs Debrow, the defense attorney for the eight electors, has submitted a filing that opposes a request from District Attorney Fani Willis to disqualify herself from further involvement in the case. This request was made on the grounds that Willis allegedly failed to inform her clients about an immunity offer and had a conflict of interest. Debrow’s filing argues against these allegations.
District Attorney Fani Willis has claimed that some of the eight electors who received immunity offers incriminated other electors represented by Kimberly Bourroughs Debrow. As a result, Willis has argued that this creates a conflict of interest for Debrow, and therefore, she should be disqualified from the case.
In the filed response, Kimberly Bourroughs Debrow refuted the allegations made by District Attorney Fani Willis. She mentioned a letter she had sent to her clients in August, in which she discussed the possibility of immunity offers. She also argued that since all of her eight clients had been granted immunity, they could not implicate each other in any wrongdoing.
Furthermore, Kimberly Bourroughs Debrow asserted that her own investigation of the audio recordings and transcripts of her clients’ interviews with prosecutors had not revealed any evidence of her clients implicating one another or anyone else in any criminal activity.