Fulton DA to request Trump call made to signature audit investigator as part of her investigation

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — The Fulton County District Attorney says she will ask for the copy of a phone call from former President Donald Trump to a Georgia Secretary of State’s Office chief investigator.

Channel 2 Action News got a copy of the recorded call first on Wednesday and spoke exclusively with the woman who got the call.

It could now be a key piece of evidence in the Fulton DA office’s investigation into Trump.

[READ: New recording reveals Trump called Georgia investigator leading signature match audit]

Last month, Channel 2′s Dave Huddleston talked extensively with District Attorney Fani Willis about whether any voting laws were broken by trying to change the outcome of the election. She has consistently said she will follow the facts where they take her.

In an exclusive interview with Channel 2′s Mark Winne, Secretary of State investigator Frances Watson said Trump called her in December to thank her and her staff for the work they were doing on the Cobb County signature match audit.

He previously criticized the team on Twitter saying “They are slow walking the signature verification in Georgia.” Watson said she made it clear on the call that wasn’t true.

“My comment to him was that we are following the facts and we are only interested in the truth,” Watson said.


Despite the results that showed President Joe Biden won Georgia, Trump has repeatedly claimed he won the state.

“I won Georgia, I know that, by a lot. And the people know it and something happened. Something bad happened,” he said in the call.

Watson told Channel 2 that she didn’t feel like the president was pressuring her but she found nothing to change the fact that he lost Georgia.

She said on Wednesday that the phone call had not been requested from any investigative agency.

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But Huddleston learned that Willis will request a copy. She had already asked for a copy of the president’s call to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger where Trump asked him to find 11,000 votes.

“She plans to do a very thorough investigation and every piece of evidence will be reviewed,” the office said in a statement.

In an interview last month, Willis said no one is above the law.

“Should we find that anyone violated the law, then we’re going to make a charging decision,” she said.

Willis has impaneled a grand jury. Once she has all the evidence, she will decide if she thinks any laws were broken and if so, she will then present that evidence to the grand jury.

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