Special counsel Jack Smith appears to be closing in on an expected indictment of former President Donald J. Trump to challenge the results of the 2020 election.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp was approached by Jack Smith’s office about the ongoing investigation into attempts by former President Donald Trump and his allies to legally contest the results of the 2020 election.
The Washington Post was the first to verify that Smith’s office contacted Kemp after Trump told TRUTH Social that he had received a letter from Smith indicating that he was the subject of a grand jury investigation related to the Jan. 6 incident.
Smith’s actions suggest a possible intersection between his investigation and investigations led by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis. Since early 2021, Willis has been examining whether Trump and his allies violated any state laws during their efforts to challenge Trump’s narrow Georgia election loss to incumbent Biden.
Willis began his investigation shortly after Trump suggested in January 2021 to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger that he could help him “find” the votes needed to overcome his election loss in the state.
The Georgia Supreme Court last week denied Trump’s request to suppress the special grand jury report, and Willis has hinted that any charges could be filed before Sept. 1.
The Post reported earlier last month that investigators from Smith’s office interviewed Raffensperger in Atlanta.
Meanwhile, despite Kemp’s previous support for Trump, he ultimately certified Biden’s victory in Georgia after the 2020 presidential election.
In the 2022 primary contest, Trump endorsed Kemp’s competitor, former Sen. David Perdue (R-GA). Despite this, Kemp was victorious in both the nomination and the general election. Kemp was also questioned by investigators from Willis’ office last year as part of their investigation, according to FOX 5 Atlanta.
CNN reported that Smith’s office has also recently reached out to former Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey as part of the Justice Department’s investigation into Trump.
This week, Donald Trump unloaded on Truth Social upon learning that special counsel Jack Smith intended to indict him for his alleged role in the January 6 riots.
“Democrat prosecutors waited years to bring charges so they could interfere with the 2024 presidential election. But they’re getting a big pushback!” He wrote
Trump continued: “For the first time in American history, lawyers and the legal system itself are under siege… a gift from corrupt Joe Biden, Merrick Garland and the deranged prosecutor, Jack Smith!”
The Democratic Party ran in presidential elections that took place in 2000, 2004, and 2016. Their constitutionally protected actions did not result in criminal charges, although their false accusations fueled unrest after Trump’s legitimate election in 2016.
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