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Here’s more on the criminal investigation launched into Trump’s election arm-twisting in Georgia, by the new district attorney for Fulton County, Fani Willis, earlier today.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis said the Trump investigation is “of high priority” and will go before a grand jury as soon as March.

A Georgia prosecutor said Wednesday that she has opened a criminal investigation into “attempts to influence” last year’s general election, including a call in which President Donald Trump asked a top official to find enough votes to overturn Joe Biden’s victory in the state.

In a Jan. 2 call to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, Trump repeatedly argued that Raffensperger could change the certified results of the presidential election, an assertion the secretary of state firmly rejected.
“All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have,” Trump said. “Because we won the state.”

Retweeting. @FaniWillisForDA Fani Willis, District Attorney of Fulton county Georgia is prosecuting a criminal case against 45 attempts to order overturn Georgia’s election. https://t.co/BWR7D0M2oO

The second day of Donald Trump’s impeachment trial has now resumed, after a short break.

Impeachment manager Madeleine Dean is speaking for the first time since the trial started, outlining the former president’s efforts to raise baseless concerns of widespread election fraud.

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