Former President Donald Trump continues to get bad news regarding legal issues as the 2024 campaign cycle bursts into high gear, and that now includes a potential brewing case in Georgia.

Late last month, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis “weighed several potential statutes under which to charge, including solicitation to commit election fraud and conspiracy to commit election fraud, according to two people briefed on the matter,” The Guardian reported.

Willis’s recent move to compile a list of potential charges marks a significant advancement in the criminal investigation, signaling the prosecutors’ intent to pursue indictments from a grand jury this month, per the outlet’s report.

Prosecutors are scrutinizing various state election law offenses, encompassing criminal solicitation to commit election fraud and conspiracy to commit election fraud, the outlet said. In addition, sources informed The Guardian that prosecutors are also looking into charges related to the alleged solicitation of a public or political officer to neglect their duties, as well as a solicitation to destroy, deface, or remove ballots.

The DA is also said to be pursuing legal action against specific Trump operatives who allegedly accessed voting machines and copied sensitive election data in Coffee County, Georgia, in January 2021. According to sources, those charges are likely to involve computer trespass crimes.

“The outcome of deliberations, as well as the manner in which the statutes might be enforced, remains unknown,” The Guardian reported. “For instance, prosecutors could charge under certain statutes individually, fold them into a wider racketeering case of the kind that the Guardian has previously reported, or do a combination.

“Prosecutors are expected to bring charges stemming from the Trump investigation at the start of August, a timeline inferred from the district attorney’s instructions to her staff in May to work remotely during that period because of potential security concerns,” the report added.

Whatever they turn out to be, charges in the case appear to be imminent.

Earlier in July, Willis “wrote in a letter to the county sheriff that she expects to announce any charging decisions between July 11 and Sept. 1. She advised law enforcement to prepare for heightened security,” noting that the announcement of charges ‘may provoke a significant public reaction,’” Fox 5 Atlanta reported.

“In a separate letter to a county Superior Court judge, she suggested that any indictments would likely come in August. The Democratic district attorney’s investigation began shortly after the release of a recording of a Jan. 2, 2021, phone call between Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in which the then-president suggested that Raffensperger could ‘find 11,780 votes’ — just enough to overtake Democrat Joe Biden and overturn Trump’s narrow loss in the state,” the local outlet continued.

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“But the investigation’s scope broadened considerably after that, and Willis convened a special grand jury to hear testimony from witnesses including high-profile Trump allies, such as attorney Rudy Giuliani and Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, and high-ranking Georgia officials, such as Raffensperger and Gov. Brian Kemp,” the report said.

Earlier this week, meanwhile, a legal analyst at left-leaning CNN actually took Trump’s side in a ruling handed down by a judge in Georgia pertaining to Willis’ investigation.

Elie Honig defended Trump’s politicization of the case against him while riffing on Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney after he smacked the former president in an order denying Trump’s legal motion to quash the grand jury investigation headed by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and to have her “disqualified” from the case.

During a segment on Tuesday’s “CNN This Morning,” co-host Poppy Harlow pointed to a “striking” passage in McBurney’s ruling where he commented about Trump “capitalizing” on the case against him.

“Judge Robert McBurney, he wrote something really interesting that ties to the point that that that Phil and Errol are making,” Harlow said. “And he said he talked about Trump’s efforts to capitalize on these legal woes. And he said, and for some, quote, ‘being the subject of a criminal investigation, can a la Rumplestiltskin be turned into a golden political capital, making it seem more providential than problematic.’ That was striking.”

“But I’m going to differ with the judge. I’m going to take issue with that statement by the judge. There’s nothing illegal about politicizing an indictment! You’re actually allowed to do that. You’re allowed to fundraise off of ‘I’ve been indicted, and this is unjust,’” he said.

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