Georgia prosecutor launches criminal investigation into Trump phone call

Fani Willis, the Democratic prosecutor of Fulton County, sent letters to several state officials, including Mr Raffensperger, requesting they preserve documents relating to the call.

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Prosecutors in Georgia have launched a criminal investigation into the a phone call made by former President Donald Trump in which he allegedly pressured Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to help him overturn the 2020 election.

The New York Times reported that Fani Willis, the Democratic prosecutor of Fulton County, sent letters to several state officials, including Mr Raffensperger, requesting they preserve documents relating to the call.

Former prosecutors speaking to the Times said Mr Trump’s call may have violated three state laws; criminal solicitation to commit election fraud, conspiracy, and intentional interference with another person’s performance of election duties, which is a misdemeanor.

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