“These prosecutors are vicious, horrible people. They are racists and they are very sick – they are mentally ill,” he said. “They are going after me without any protection of my rights from the Supreme Court or most other courts. In reality, they are not after me, they are after you.”
In a letter to JC Hacker, the FBI Special Agent in charge of the Atlanta field office, Willis asked for a risk assessment of buildings around her office and the courthouse where the grand jury will sit. She also asked that FBI agents provide security and said that “security concerns were escalated this weekend” by Trump’s rhetoric. Willis said her office had already received communications from people dissatisfied with the investigation before Trump’s demonstration.
“I request that you immediately conduct a risk assessment of the Fulton County Courthouse and Government Center and that you provide protection resources to include intelligence services and federal agents,” Willis said in the letter, which CNN has received. “It is imperative that these resources be in place well in advance of the Special Purpose Grand Jury summons.”
CNN has contacted the FBI in Atlanta for a comment.
“We need to work together to keep the public safe and ensure we do not have a tragedy in Atlanta similar to what happened at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021,” Willis said.