According to reporting by The Washington Post, at least eight of the 16 fake electors in Georgia who planned to declare former President Donald Trump the state’s winner in 2020 despite him losing have been granted immunity from investigations into attempts to overturn the state’s election results.
The WaPo report on Friday (May 5) reveals prosecutors working for Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis told eight people they would not face charges related to Willis’ investigation if they cooperated and testified regarding efforts by Trump and his allies to overturn the victory by President Biden.
In a brief filed Friday in Fulton County Superior Court, Kimberly Burroughs Debrown, the attorney for the eight fake electors, which WaPo obtained, said the eight hadn’t agreed to give incriminating evidence to receive immunity adding they have maintained their innocence.
A person familiar with the investigation told the Post that the eight electors still maintain they did nothing wrong and are not aware of anyone else doing anything wrong or criminal.
Willis said last month that she planned to announce indictments stemming from her probe conducted between July 11 and September 1, expressing her expectation that the announcement would generate “significant public reaction.”
In the filing, Debrow disputes Willis’ request to bar her from further involvement in the case based on claims Willis made that Debrow had failed to disclose the immunity offered to her clients because of an alleged conflict of interest.
Willis argued that some electors blamed some of the electors whom Debrow represents for causing the conflict.
However, Debrow denied the allegations in the filing and noted a letter she sent to her clients in August discussing possible immunity.