Private emails indicate that Fulton County prosecutors are seeking prison sentences for former President Donald Trump and his top allies in the Georgia criminal case. The charges are related to their alleged violation of the racketeering statute as part of their attempts to overturn the 2020 election results.
“We have a long road ahead,” Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis wrote in one email last month. “Long after these folks are in jail, we will still be practicing law.”
The private correspondence between Willis and the defense lawyers sheds light on the prosecution team’s ultimate goal. This information could potentially influence legal tactics in anticipation of a forthcoming trial, including the negotiation of plea agreements, The Guardian reported.
Currently, prosecutors do not anticipate extending plea agreements to Trump, his former White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, and his former election lawyer, Rudy Giuliani. According to The Guardian, they haven’t ruled out the possibility of speaking with other co-defendants.