WASHINGTON: The Fulton County Georgia court docket clerk on Tuesday (Aug 15) acknowledged the discharge on its web site of a doc about former President Donald Trump being criminally charged, as Reuters reported on Monday after seeing the doc on the court docket’s public web site.
An announcement from the court docket clerk stated the system was being examined earlier than the grand jury voted later within the day on whether or not to indict Trump on charges of trying to overturn his election defeat.
The court docket had launched an announcement on Monday saying a media outlet had obtained a “fictitious” document.
Tuesday’s court docket clerk assertion stated: “Whereas it might have appeared that one thing official had occurred as a result of the doc bore a case quantity and submitting date, it didn’t embrace a signed ‘true’ or ‘no’ invoice nor an official stamp with Clerk Alexander’s title, thereby making the doc unofficial and a take a look at pattern solely.”
In its assertion, the court docket stated a media outlet utilising “the Fulton County Press” queue obtained a docket sheet on Monday. The doc obtained by Reuters was publicly obtainable on the web site the court docket makes use of to disseminate public information.
The 13 felony charges that the grand jury brought late on Monday towards Trump matched these listed on the doc that was posted on the court docket web site earlier within the day and reported by Reuters earlier than it disappeared.
The Georgia grand jury used a legislation developed to take down organized crime gangs to cost Republican Trump for attempting to overturn his 2020 election defeat to Democrat Joe Biden.
The costs, introduced on Monday by Fulton County District Legal professional Fani Willis, title Trump, the front-runner within the race for the 2024 Republican nomination, and 18 associates.