Fulton County, Ga. District Attorney Fani Willis is considering opening a criminal probe into President Donald Trump’s call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
“Anyone who commits a felony violation of Georgia law in my jurisdiction will be held accountable,” she said.
Washington Post first reported about the leaked call where Trump pushed Raffensperger to alter the vote total and repeated debunked claims of voter fraud in Georgia, urging Raffensperger to “find 11,780 votes.” Trump insisted that President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the state should be overturned. He also urged Raffensperger to announce a change in the election results before Georgia’s crucial Senate runoff elections that will decide whether Republicans hold control of the Senate.
“So what are we going to do here, folks? I only need 11,000 votes. Fellas, I need 11,000 votes. Give me a break,” Trump said at one point during the hour-long call.
California State Rep. Ted Lieu and New York Rep. Kathleen Rice also urged FBI Director Christopher Wray to open a criminal probe.
“As members of Congress and former prosecutors, we believe Donald Trump engaged in solicitation of, or conspiracy to commit, a number of election crimes,” they said.