WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Georgia-based investigation into whether former Republican President Donald Trump and others illegally sought to overturn his defeat in the state’s 2020 presidential election has extended to activities outside of Georgia, The Washington Post reported Friday.
The Fulton County prosecutor expanded the two-year investigation to include Trump’s campaign ‘hiring two companies to find voter fraud across the United States, then burying their findings when they didn’t find it’ , including issuing a subpoena to one of the companies, the Post reported, citing two people with knowledge of the probe.
Willis has publicly indicated that his office is considering whether Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act will apply and whether efforts to undo Trump’s loss in the southern US state were a ploy high-profile criminal, according to the Post.
A spokesperson for the Fulton County Attorney’s Office declined to comment on the report.
Willis, a Democrat, said charging decisions are expected this summer.
As part of the investigation into the efforts of Trump and his allies, Willis’ office requested information from Simpatico Software Systems and the Berkeley Research Group about their actions in Georgia and other U.S. states, the official said. Post.
The companies declined to comment to the Post, as did Willis’ office and Trump’s representatives.
Trump has denied any wrongdoing and called the investigation, and others he is dealing with, politically motivated. The Justice Department is also investigating Trump’s role in efforts to overturn his 2020 loss to Democrat Joe Biden.
A number of people under investigation in the Fulton County inquiry have agreed to immunity agreements, court records showed last month.
(Additional reporting by Joseph Axe; Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by David Gregorio)