EXCLUSIVE: Fulton DA gives insight into decision to investigate Trump phone call to Sec. of State

ATLANTA — The Fulton County District Attorney said she will let the facts lead her investigation as she digs into the now-infamous phone call from former President Donald Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

In the call, Trump pushed Raffensperger to find more votes in Georgia to change the outcome of November’s election.

“So look, all I want to do is just, I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have,” Trump said on the phone call. “Because we won the state, Brad.”

Channel 2′s Dave Huddleston spoke exclusively with Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis on Thursday. Willis said she will look at all the evidence before making a decision about whether to file charges against Trump, and what those charges would be.

“I have no idea what I’m going to find,” Willis said. “A good law enforcement officer, a good prosecutor, you walk in with an open mind. You get the facts for what they are. There will be some statutes that we’ll look at. If those facts meet the elements of those statutes, then we’ll bring charges.”


Willis told Huddleston that no one is above the law, and the fact that Trump now is a former president will not persuade her in any way.

“Anyone who violates the law will be prosecuted, no matter what their social stature is, no matter what their economics are, no matter what their race is or their gender,” she said. “We’re not going to treat anyone differently.”

On Wednesday, Willis sent Raffensperger a letter asking his office to preserve all records related to the president during the 2020 general election.

“The purpose of the letter was very simple. We want them to preserve that evidence. We don’t want anything to inadvertently be destroyed or to go missing. So it would be very unfair to them, to be angry with them, in a month when we would possibly issue a subpoena, if they very honestly said, ‘We didn’t know if we were going to need that, so we didn’t keep it,’” Willis explained.

The earliest a grand jury could convene in the case would be March, Willis said, adding that she would not put a timetable on how long the investigation will take.