(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) Lawyers for former President Donald Trump issued a forceful pushback in one of the litany of politically motivated investigations against him by alleging prosecutorial misconduct just weeks after a grand-jury forman raised questions about its integrity in a series of interviews.
While Trump faces a possible indictment in by the Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, more charges against him are brewing in Fulton County, Georgia, where a special grand jury empaneled by District Attorney Fani Willis has been busy scrutinizing Trump’s efforts to challenge the highly dubious outome of the 2020 election.
However, Trump attorney Drew Findling on Monday submitted a 483-page report requesting that Willis be blocked from filing any charges and recuse herself from further investigation into the former president, Politico reported.
“Given the scrutiny and the gravity of the investigation and those individuals involved – namely, the movant President Donald J. Trump, this process should have been handled correctly, fairly, and with deference to the law and the highest ethical standards,” Findling wrote.
The special grand jury, led by foreman Emily Kohrs, released a report earlier this year, but it has no power to issue indictments. Willis will likely call on a traditional grand jury to seek the indictment.
Findling, however, contended that the jury had a “constant lack of clarity as to the law, inconsistent applications of basic constitutional protections for individuals brought before it, and a prosecutor’s office that was found to have an actual conflict yet continued to pursue the investigation.”
He also argued that public comments made by the presiding judge, Robert McBurney, created a problem for future criminal proceedings, and should have disqualified the case from moving forward months ago.