According to Mediate, a surprising turn of events unfolded as the Fulton County, Georgia court website inadvertently released a seemingly confidential document outlining a series of criminal charges against former President Donald Trump. The charges, which included racketeering, conspiracy, and false statements, were reportedly connected to Trump’s alleged efforts to manipulate the outcome of Georgia’s 2020 election in favor of Joe Biden.
The document, a two-page online docket, detailed a range of offenses, including the “Violation Of The Georgia Rico (Racketeer Influenced And Corrupt Organizations) Act,” “Solicitation Of Violation Of Oath By Public Officer,” “Conspiracy To Commit False Statements and Writings,” and “Conspiracy To Commit Forgery in the First Degree,” among others.
However, this unprecedented revelation was short-lived. The document was swiftly removed from the court website without any accompanying explanation. Responding to queries, the Fulton County District Attorney’s office released a statement to Reuters, asserting that no charges had been officially filed against Trump. Despite the apparent disclosure, officials remained tight-lipped on the matter, offering no further commentary on the circumstances surrounding the accidental release.
The two-page document cites the “Violation Of The Georgia Rico (Racketeer Influenced And Corrupt Organizations) Act,” “Solicitation Of Violation Of Oath By Public Officer,” “Conspiracy To Commit False Statements and Writings” and “Conspiracy To Commit Forgery in the First Degree,” among other charges listed.
This unusual incident transpired as District Attorney Fani Willis was anticipated to present a grand jury indictment against Trump, specifically related to his activities within the state. Notably, Trump has previously faced indictments on separate grounds, encompassing charges such as falsifying business records, mishandling classified documents, and his alleged involvement in attempting to overturn the 2020 election, which culminated in the notorious storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6.
Fulton County DA docket entry *now deleted* of possible charges.
NOTE last two entries are charges for September 17, 2021 for false statement and solicitation (hat tip: @NormEisen).
Trump letter to Georgia Sec of State Raffensperger on September 17, 2021. pic.twitter.com/3DeYbjpj8I
— Ryan Goodman (@rgoodlaw) August 14, 2023