Names and addresses of grand jurors in Donald Trump election interference probe leaked online as cops probe threats made against them
- The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office said it was investigating threats against the grand jury
- It comes after the names and addresses of the jurors were leaked on social media
Law enforcement officials are investigating threats to members of the grand jury that indicted former President Donald Trump and 18 of his allies, after jurors’ names and addresses leaked online, the official said. sheriff’s office.
The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office said, “Our investigators are working closely with local, state and federal law enforcement to trace the origin of threats in Fulton County and other jurisdictions.”
It comes after several users of Trump’s social media platform, Truth Social, posted the names and addresses of court jurors, according to The Independent.
Posts were also found with violent rhetoric against Fani Willis, the Fulton County prosecutor, who oversaw the more than two-year investigation into an alleged scheme by Trump and 18 others to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Advance Democracy President Dan Jones, whose organization uncovered some of the leaks, said: “Statements by Trump and his allies continue to inspire violent language and threats online.”
Law enforcement officials are investigating threats against members of the grand jury that indicted former President Donald Trump (pictured) and 18 of his allies
It comes after several users of Trump’s social media platform, Truth Social, posted the names and addresses of court jurors. Pictured: Lewis R. Slaton Courthouse and Fulton County Superior Court
“The latest threats against jury members show that you don’t have to be a politician or government official to be the target.
“It is critical that the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office take this matter seriously. It is equally important that right-wing political leaders speak out against these threats and the statements that inspire them.
Fulton County includes Atlanta, Georgia’s largest city and the state capital.
This month, following an indictment by U.S. Special Counsel Jack Smith over Republican Trump’s efforts to reverse his election loss to Democrat Joe Biden, Trump went wild on his social media site Truth, saying, ‘IF YOU FOLLOW ME, I’M GOING AFTER YOU!’
Georgia’s 98-page indictment on Monday lists 19 defendants and 41 counts in total.
Echoing his criticism of other investigations he faces, Trump called the indictment a political “witch hunt.” Trump is the front-runner for the Republican nomination to run for president in the 2024 election.
“We take this matter very seriously and are coordinating with our law enforcement partners to respond quickly to any credible threats and to ensure the safety of individuals who have fulfilled their civic duty,” the sheriff’s office said.
An indictment in Georgia that is available as a public record includes the names of the grand jurors, but not their addresses or any other personally identifiable information.
A Texas woman was charged this month with threatening the federal judge handling Trump’s separate criminal case in Washington over the 2020 election.
Reports from Advance Democracy, which conducts public interest investigations, this week found user posts on at least four social media websites targeting grand jurors that “often included violent rhetoric”.
“These jurors have signed their death warrant falsely indicting President Trump,” said a report citing a poster.