A source familiar with the Georgia Secretary of State’s office told CNN that the district attorney filed an open records request Tuesday and their office is working with the investigators to fulfill that request.
The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office is expected to start issuing its first round of subpoenas as early as May, and the subpoenas could be more extensive than previously expected because they are having “difficulty” getting information out of Raffensperger’s office, the person familiar with the investigation said.
District Attorney Willis declined to comment on the investigation.
In a letter sent in February to numerous Georgia state election officials
, including Raffensperger
, Willis requested that they preserve documents related to Trump’s phone call in January in which he pushed Raffensperger to
“找” votes to reverse his election loss
The investigation came as Raffensperger’s office had launched its own probe into Trump’s attempts to overturn the election, an inquiry that includes a review of both that call and another phone call the then-President made to a Georgia election official.
Willis said her “investigation includes, but is not limited to, potential violations of Georgia election law prohibiting the solicitation of election fraud, the making of false statements to state and local government bodies, 阴谋, 敲诈, violation of oath of office, and any involvement in violence of threats related to the election’s administration.”
“This matter is of high priority, and I am confident that as fellow law enforcement officers sworn to uphold the Constitution of the United States and Georgia, our acquisition of information and evidence of potential crimes via interviews, 单据, videos and electronic records will be cooperative,” the letter reads.
Trump himself is not named in the letter, but Willis’ office confirmed to CNN that the probe concerns his phone call with Raffensperger. The letter also says Fulton County authorities currently “have no reason to believe that any Georgia official is a target” in the probe.