Trump's Georgia election meddling puts him 'at substantial risk of charges predicated on multiple crimes': legal experts

Former President Donald Trump is still being investigated by law enforcement officials in Georgia for his efforts to get Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

However, a group of seven legal experts published an analysis for the Brookings Institute on Monday arguing that Trump's actions in Georgia leave him "at substantial risk of possible state charges predicated on multiple crimes."

The officials then outlined exactly what Trump could potentially be charged with.

"These charges potentially include: criminal solicitation to commit election fraud; intentional interference with performance of election duties; conspiracy to commit election fraud; criminal solicitation; and state RICO violations," they write. "Our conclusion is based entirely on publicly available reporting and evidence, including the recording of Trump's call to Raffensperger."

During the infamous phone call, Trump asked Raffensperger if he could "find" the 11,779 votes that he would need to overtake President Joe Biden's lead in the state.

The legal experts say that this is relevant because it ties into Trump's broader scheme to overturn the election results in other key swing states won by Biden, and shows a corrupt intent to simply manipulate voting totals to remain in power.

This, they argue, is why prosecutors should give serious consideration to charging Trump criminally.

"Georgia state prosecutors certainly have the power to investigate and charge a former president for willfully reaching into their jurisdiction to allegedly transgress their laws and interfere with their officials on a matter of utmost state interest: the administration of Georgia's election procedures," they write.

The group of legal experts includes former Obama administration ethics attorney Norm Eisen and former Reagan administration deputy solicitor general Donald Ayer.

Read the full report here (PDF).