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GA Sheriff Probes Threats Against Grand Jurors In Trump Case

Law enforcement officials are investigating threats related to former President Trump's election interference investigation in Georgia, after names and addresses of grand jury members were posted online, reports Reuters. "Our investigators are working closely with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to track down the origin of threats in Fulton County and other jurisdictions," said the Fulton County Sheriff's Office. Posts on social media of the purported names and addresses of the Fulton County grand jury were tracked by Advance Democracy, a non-profit research organization whose president, Dan Jones, is a former FBI investigator and staffer for the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Two NBC News reporters who wrote about the grand jury incident had their own purported addresses posted online. The organization also found posts employing violent rhetoric against Fani Willis, the Fulton County district attorney, who oversaw the more-than-two-year investigation of a suspected scheme by Trump and 18 others to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. "Statements by Trump and his allies continue to inspire violent language and threats online," Jones said. "The latest threats against jury members shows you don’t have to be a politician or government official to be the target. It’s critical that the Fulton County Sheriff's Office take this matter seriously. Equally important is that political leaders on the right denounce these threats and the statements that inspire them." "We take this matter very seriously and are coordinating with our law enforcement partners to respond quickly to any credible threat and to ensure the safety of those individuals who carried out their civic duty," the sheriff's office said. An indictment in Georgia that is available as a public record includes the names of grand jurors but not their addresses. "These jurors have signed their death warrant by falsely indicting President Trump," one report quoted a poster as saying.


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