In Atlanta, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office has been closing streets in order to increase security in the area close to the Fulton County Courthouse in anticipation of a possible indictment against former President Donald Trump. On August 18th Pryor Street SW between Mitchell Street and MLK Jr. Drive is going to be closed off after 5 a.m.
The sheriff’s office has also announced that the Fulton County Government Center and the Fulton County Courthouse are going to be available to the public and that pedestrians will still be able to go on Pryor Street. There will also not be any parking allowed in the courthouse’s perimeter.
Fani Willis, the Fulton County District Attorney, is widely expected to file an indictment against former President Donald Trump and potentially some of his allies in connection to their attempts to overturn the 2020 state election results. The investigation has been ongoing for the last two years and it revolves around a call made by Trump to Brad Raffensperger, the Georgia Secretary in which he pushed for him to “find” the required votes in order to overturn the state’s election.
Apart from the phone call, the investigation also focused on the fake Republican electors and other phone calls Trump had made to other state elections, as well as his attempts to be seen as the victor of the 2020 presidential election.
Willis had previously sent a letter to the judges in May stating that they should not schedule any in-person hearings or trials for the period between Aug. 7 and 14, indicating that she might press charges against Trump.