- The top prosecutor in Fulton County, Georgia, has opened a criminal investigation of a January phone call in which then-President Donald Trump urged Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” him enough votes to overturn his election loss to Joe Biden.
- District Attorney Fani Willis asked Raffensperger and other state officials to preserve documents related to Trump’s highly unusual call.
- Willis in that letter said the probe “of high priority,” and that her office would begin requesting subpoenas to be issued by the next grand jury in the county when it begins meeting in March.
- The probe comes as Trump is on trial in the Senate for his impeachment by the House of Representatives for citing the Jan. 6 Capitol riots.
The criminal investigation of former President Donald Trump in Georgia comes during his Senate impeachment trial on a charge of inciting the Capitol riot.