(trendingpoliticsnews) – On Thursday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich made a startling claim during a conversation with Charlie Kirk. Gingrich alleged that an unidentified individual from Washington, D.C. pressured Fani Willis, the District Attorney of Fulton County, Georgia, to indict former President Donald Trump on Monday.
The speculated reason behind the urgency was to divert attention from a mishap involving David Weiss, who was granted special counsel status in the investigation of Hunter Biden.
Gingrich’s account suggests that this mysterious call was made to cover up the Weiss “screw-up.” On a Friday evening, someone from Washington allegedly contacted Willis, insisting that she proceed with Trump’s indictment by Monday, he said, citing a source that he trusts.
Despite Willis’ initial resistance, citing that her jurors wouldn’t be available until Tuesday, the caller was insistent. The urgency was such that even if the indictment was to be announced late into the night, it had to be done.
The former Speaker admitted that this information is based on hearsay, but he trusts the reliability of his source. He stated, “I am told by a reliable source that Friday evening somebody from Washington called the District Attorney of Atlanta and said, you have to indict on Monday. We have to cover up all of the mistakes we just made with Weiss.”
This claim, if accurate, could provide context to the late-night press conference held by Willis, where she appeared visibly exhausted. It might also explain the leaked indictment and the errors in the clerk document.
On Monday, state prosecutors in Georgia brought charges against Donald Trump, but quickly took the document down shortly after posting it.
A document detailing these charges was briefly available on the Fulton County court’s website before being removed. The list of charges also mentioned a breach of the state’s RICO Act and another charge for allegedly urging a public official to break their oath.
Willis later claimed the document was “fictitious” and insinuated that the screenshot shared by Reuters was not real. When asked about the incident during a press conference on Monday evening, the Fulton County DA claimed ignorance and referred all questions to the clerk.
Less than 24 hours later, however, Willis’ office had already abandoned her initial story.
“On August 14, a media outlet using the Fulton County press que obtained a docket sheet and shared it with other media outlets who then released the sample working document related to the former United States President, Donald Trump — reporting that an indictment had been returned by the Special Grand Jury,” Willis’ office wrote in a press release.
Willis’ office then claimed that the uploaded document was merely a “trial run” conducted by Fulton County clerk Che Alexander.
Numerous legal experts have stated that the Trump legal team will likely point to the leak when asking for a mistrial.