Trump’s Tweets Central to Georgia Indictment


FILE - In this June 27, 2019, file photo, The U.S. President Donald Trump's Twitter feed is shown on a computer, in New York. Reports of hateful and violent speech on Facebook poured in on the night of May 28 after President Donald Trump hit send on a social media post warning that looters who joined protests following Floyd's death last year would be shot, according to internal Facebook documents shared with The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)
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Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis charged former President Donald Trump in a sweeping case alleging a plot to overturn Georgia’s 2020 election result.

The indictment outlines over 150 alleged acts with 12 of them being Trump’s tweets. Five of these tweets referenced Georgia’s legislature hearings, where Trump’s allies spread baseless claims of election fraud.

Notable attorneys, including Rudy Giuliani, now face charges themselves. The indictment also emphasizes Trump’s aggressive Twitter campaign against Georgia officials, notably Republican Governor Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who stood firm against Trump’s pressure to overturn the election.

Adding fuel to the fire, the indictment details Trump’s pressure on former Vice President Mike Pence leading up to the January 6, 2021 capitol riot, with Trump urging Pence to reject electors and overturn the election results.

The indictment reads: “On January 5, 2021, Trump tweeted, ‘The Vice President has the power to reject fraudulently chosen electors.'”

Could this indictment be the turning point in holding Trump accountable for challenging the integrity of that election?

The 12 tweets cited in the indictment can be seen below:

Click play to listen to the report from AURN White House Correspondent Ebony McMorris. For more news, follow @E_N_McMorris & @aurnonline.

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