Fulton County District Attorney asks for FBI help with security while Trump’s investigation continues

DA Fani Willis and her office are investigating Trump for his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in Georgia. A special grand jury will be sitting as part of this investigation on May 2nd.
At a meeting in Conroe, Texas, on Saturday night, Trump raged, without naming them, against Willis plus New York Attorney General Letitia James and Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg Jr., who are investigating his business empire and calling them “racists.” The three are black. Trump provided no evidence of racial discrimination.

“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.

Willis, a Democrat, compared potential violence in her investigation to the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. capital. Trump said Saturday night that he would consider pardoning those charged with the deadly attack if he wins the White House again. Several high-profile Republicans, including New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Senator Susan Collins of Maine, quickly rejected Trump’s proposal.

“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.

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