Georgia court officials are saying a document outlining the charges against former President Donald Trump that surfaced hours before his formal indictment was a “fictitious document” and a “sample” that was posted online as a “test.”

On Monday, a document outlining 13 charges against the former president was posted, hours before a Fulton County grand jury indicted Trump. He was later charged with 11 offenses.

Attorneys Drew Findling and Jennifer Little claimed the incident was typical of what Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis does in a statement released by the Trump campaign.

“The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office has once again shown that they have no respect for the integrity of the grand jury process,” the statement said, according to The Hill. “This was not a simple administrative mistake. This is emblematic of the pervasive and glaring constitutional violations which have plagued this case from its very inception.”

According to a statement issued by the court, attributed to the Office of the Fulton County Clerk of Superior and Magistrate Courts, the document was merely a “sample working document.”

“In anticipation of issues that arise with entering a potentially large indictment, Alexander used charges that pre-exist in Odyssey to test the system and conduct a trial run,” the statement said, referring to Fulton County Clerk of Superior and Magistrate Courts, Ché Alexander.


“Unfortunately, the sample working document led to the docketing of what appeared to be an indictment, but which was, in fact, only a fictitious docket sheet,” the statement said, adding that Alexander had the document removed and — hours before the actual indictment was handed up — said no indictment had been issued.

“Because the media has access to documents before they are published, and while it may have appeared that something official had occurred because the document bore a case number and filing date, it did not include a signed ‘true’ or ‘no’ bill nor an official stamp with Clerk Alexander’s name, thereby making the document unofficial and a test sample only,” the statement said.

Ironically enough, as noted by The Hill, the “sample working indictment” included charges that were the actual indictment.

“The Office understands the confusion that this matter caused and the sensitivity of all court filings. We remain committed to operating with an extreme level of efficiency, accuracy, and transparency,” the statement said.

When DA Willis was asked about the initial document Monday, she replied, “No, I can’t tell you anything about what you refer to,” according to Fox News.

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