Today, on Thursday August 24th, the former 45th president of the United States Donald Trump turned himself in to law enforcement officials in the state of Georgia where he now faces his fourth criminal indictment. This latest indictment, which was brought about by Atlanta District Attorney Fani Willis, centers around the 2020 election in the state, the president’s remarks and activities surrounding it. Prior to the surrender of President Trump, a state senator from the Peach State took action against the rogue prosecutor. Senator Colton Moore announced his intentions of commencing a special session in Atlanta to begin an investigation into the conduct of Ms. Willis.
State Senator Moore initially served in Georgia’s state House of Representatives from 2019 to 2021, before taking office as a state senator in January of 2023. Moore has been consistently ranked as one of Georgia’s most conservative representatives. Moore continues to call for a special session to investigate the Atlanta district attorney. In an open letter penned to Governor Brian Kemp (whom Trump dislikes), Moore cites articles of the state’s constitution, believing there is just cause for a special emergency session to be held. Like many individuals across the nation, Moore believes the justice department has been weaponized for political reasons and realizes the grave precedent this sets. In authoritarian countries throughout history, the judicial process has been routinely weaponized against opponents of those in power.
At the same time, the federal congressman from Ohio and chair of the House Judiciary committee representative Jim Jordan began an investigation into the Georgia prosecutor. Jordan states he has concerns that the state level district attorney may have collaborated with federal officials to charge the former president. Jordan has requested that the Department of Justice release details regarding Special Counsel Jack Smith’s investigation surrounding Trumps handling of classified documents following the end of his presidency. Despite the situation, Trump continues to maintain his innocence in every indictment.