The Fulton County court mysteriously posted court documents on their website on Monday that included a list of charges that could potentially be leveled against President Donald Trump in Georgia, according to multiple sources.
On Monday afternoon, news broke that the indictment list included 13 charges, including “conspiracy to commit forgery in the first degree” and violation of the Georgia RICO Act,” which pertains to racketeering.
Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., responded to the indictments that circulated online, writing on X, “This is OUTRAGEOUS government conduct and is a very legitimate basis to deem the entire Grand Jury process tainted & corrupted. MOTION TO DISMISS!!!”
According to the New York Post, a representative from District Attorney Fani Willis’s office in Georgia did not deny that the document on the court’s website had been filed by accident.
This case is poised to become Trump’s fourth indictment of the year, and is related to an ongoing investigation into phone calls that the president made to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in 2020, shortly following the presidential election in November.
On Saturday, Trump told reporters in Iowa that in the Georgia case, “We don’t take plea deals because I did nothing wrong.”
An indictment had been expected to be handed down soon in the Georgia case, following the potential testimony of more witnesses this week. Per the New York Post, the grand jury is scheduled to hear those witnesses’ testimony on Monday and Tuesday.
Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy commented on X that the impending indictment was “disastrous” and noted that it was “pathetic that Fulton County publicly posted this indictment on its website before the grand jury had finished convening.”
He advised, “Since the four prosecutions against Trump are using novel & untested legal theories, it’s fair game for him to do the same in defense: immediately file a motion to dismiss for a constitutional due process violation for publicly issuing an indictment before the grand jury had actually signed one.”