8 Fake Trump Electors in Georgia Accept Indemnification Agreements in Grand Jury Investigation


Eight of the so-called fake electors who tried to give their Georgia electoral votes to former President Donald Trump instead of President Joe Biden in the 2020 election have agreed to immunity deals with prosecutors. New court filings show.

Seven of the electors accepted the deal after meeting with representatives of the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office in April, according to court filings. The eighth was out of the country, but was accepted. The application does not disclose the terms of the indemnity agreement.

President Donald Trump arrives at a campaign rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, Thursday, April 27, 2023.

President Donald Trump arrives at a campaign rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, Thursday, April 27, 2023.

The revelation was revealed in documents filed Friday by electoral attorney Kimberly Burroughs DeBrow. request from the public prosecutor Debrow will be disqualified as counsel for eight electors with waiver clauses in addition to two other electors without waiver clauses.

Documents submitted to the court CNN first reported.

“DeBrow’s continued participation in this matter raises a conflict of interest to the point that she is completely disqualified from this case,” district attorney Fani Willis said. He told the court in an April 18 filing, days after he met with DeBrow. 8 Electors on Exemption.

Willis wrote that the prosecution offered immunity in 2022, but another attorney working with DeBrow came back to the prosecution and said the client was not interested. , in an interview, “told members of the investigation team that there had been no possible exemption offers in 2022.”

In addition, Willis said some voters said during interviews that “another voter represented by Ms. DeBrow committed acts that violated Georgia law and was not a party to these additional acts.” . The document did not name the elector.

The filing cites Georgia’s rules of professional conduct, stating, “If an attorney’s interests or obligations to another client, a former client, or a third party are at risk of materially and adversely affecting the client’s representation, the attorney shall not represent the client.” Debrow’s customers have signed a potential conflict of interest waiver, but that alone isn’t enough, Willis said.

In a 68-page filing filed Friday and signed by DeBrow, which revealed the existence of the disclaimer, the eight electors with the disclaimer called Willis’ allegations “complete fiction.” , the request to disqualify Ms. DeBrow as an attorney is “virtually unfounded.” They asked the court to pay the costs of responding to her complaint.

The eight electors in question met at the Georgia State Capitol on Dec. 14, 2020, falsely declared Trump won the presidential election, and are the state’s “duly elected and qualified” electors. half of the 16 people who signed the certificate declaring that .

Willis’ office said in July that each of the 16 her research subjectwhich is investigating whether Trump and his allies committed crimes while trying to reverse his narrow election defeat.

Willis said in late April Criminal charges could be filed between July 11th and September 1st. Letter to local law enforcement She plans to indict Trump this summer and warns of a “significant public reaction” when the grand jury results are announced.

A grand jury could decide whether to indict, and while she didn’t specifically name Trump, she called for “increased security and preparedness.”

New Indictment of Former President — and Current White House Candidate — will add further complexity to both the 2024 election and the future of the Republican Party.Trump remains the frontrunner for the presidential nomination.

Contributed by USA TODAY reporter Bart Jansen Associated Press

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