A Georgia district attorney investigating whether Donald Trump tried to interfere with the outcome of the 2020 election requested security help from the FBI after the former president lashed out against prosecutors probing him.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis voiced her concerns to the FBI in a Sunday letter after Trump railed against investigations in New York, Georgia and Washington at his Saturday night rally outside Houston.
Trump, according to Willis’ letter, said: “If these radical, vicious, racist prosecutors do anything wrong or illegal, I hope we are going to have in this country the biggest protest we have ever had in Washington, D.C, in New York, in Atlanta and elsewhere, because our country and our elections are corrupt.”
The former president did not mention any prosecutors by name at the rally.
Willis kicked off an investigation last year looking into any potential attempts by Trump and his associates to improperly influence the 2020 general election in Georgia.
She asked the FBI for “intelligence and federal agents” and for a risk assessment of the county courthouse, where her office is located, and government center.
“My staff and I will not be influenced or intimidated by anyone as this investigation moves forward,” Willis wrote in the letter to the FBI.
“We must work together to keep the public safe and ensure that we do not have a tragedy in Atlanta similar to what happened at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021,” she said.
Willis has previously said her investigation, among other things, will examine a Jan. 2, 2021, phone call between Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
Trump, in a statement earlier this month, denied any wrongdoing and said that his call to Raffensperger was “perfect.”
With Post wires