Prosecutor probing Trump hires expert who wrote the book on racketeering cases: report
Donald Trump in the White House. (vasilis asvestas /

The District Attorney in Atlanta has hired an expert on state racketeering cases in an escalation into the investigation into Donald Trump attempting to overturn Georgia's 2020 presidential election results.

"The district attorney investigating whether former U.S. President Donald Trump illegally interfered with Georgia's 2020 election has hired an outside lawyer who is a national authority on racketeering," Reuters reported Saturday, citing "a source familiar with the matter."

"Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has enlisted the help of Atlanta lawyer John Floyd, who wrote a national guide on prosecuting state racketeering cases. Floyd was hired recently to 'provide help as needed' on matters involving racketeering, including the Trump investigation and other cases, said the source, who has direct knowledge of the situation. The move bolsters the team investigating Trump as Willis prepares to issue subpoenas for evidence on whether the former president and his allies broke the law in their campaign to pressure state officials to reverse his Georgia election loss. Willis has said that her office would examine potential charges including 'solicitation of election fraud, the making of false statements to state and local governmental bodies, conspiracy, racketeering' among other possible violations," Reuters reported.

Before Reuters reported on the personnel addition, former U.S. Attorney Michael Moore said Trump was already in big trouble because of his hour-long, recorded phone call pressuring Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to "find" an extra 11,000 votes.

Watch Moore's analysis:

Former U.S. Attorney Michael Moore on potential Trump election fraud case