A Fulton County grand jury indicted former President Donald Trump on Monday, accusing him of leading a massive criminal scheme, involving over 12 felonies, to reverse his loss in Georgia’s 2020 election.

The indictment also charged 18 of Trump’s associates, who assisted him in disseminating false claims and pressuring senior state officials as he desperately tried to stay in power.

The indictment names Trump as the leader of the criminal scheme, which involved multiple counts of racketeering, fraud, conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and solicitation of election fraud. The indictment also charges 18 of Trump’s associates, including his former lawyer Rudy Giuliani, his former chief of staff Mark Meadows, and several Republican lawmakers and activists

The indictment is based on a wide-ranging investigation by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, who launched the probe in February 2021 after receiving complaints from citizens and election officials about Trump’s conduct. Willis enlisted a special grand jury that heard testimony from 75 witnesses and reviewed thousands of documents and recordings.

One of the most damning pieces of evidence is a phone call that Trump made to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on January 2, 2021, in which he asked him to “find” 11,780 votes to flip the state in his favor. The call was recorded and leaked to the media, sparking outrage and condemnation from Democrats and some Republicans.

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