Fani Willis, DA Investigating Donald Trump, Seeks $115K-a-Year Assistants

The office of a prosecutor in Georgia investigating the attempts by former President Donald Trump to overturn the state's vote in the 2020 election is advertising for assistant district attorneys, with the catchphrase "integrity matters."

The advertisement, tweeted by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis' office on August 6, says in capital letters: "Join our dynamic team, we're hiring!"

The tweet says that it can offer the assistant DAs a salary of between $65,000 and $115,000 "depending on experience," and asks prospective candidates to send resumes to the chief of staff for personnel, Kyra Banks. It ends with the hashtag #ANEWDAy.

In February, Willis, a Democrat who took office this year, opened a criminal investigation into Trump's attempts to influence the results of the 2020 Georgia general election, won by President Joe Biden.


Assistant District Attorneys
* $65,000 - $115,000
* Depending on experience

Send Resumes To Chief of Staff for Personnel: #ANEWDAy

— Fani Willis Fulton County District Attorney (@FaniWillisForDA) August 6, 2021

After the election, Trump spread false allegations of fraud. In a runoff on January 5, both of the state's U.S. Senate seats went to Democrats.

Willis wrote a letter in February to state officials, including Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, asking them to keep documents linked to Trump's phone call on January 2 in which he urged Raffensperger to "find" votes.

The letter, which did not mention Trump by name, said the probe would look into "the solicitation of election fraud, the making of false statements to state and local governmental bodies."

It would also examine "conspiracy, racketeering...and any involvement in violence or threats related to the election's administration."

Cathy Cox, a former Georgia secretary of state and Dean of Mercer University School of Law, told The Guardian last month that Willis is "experienced with Georgia's expansive Rico [Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act] law" and that "she has a record of using it successfully in high-profile cases."

"Those factors ramp this case up even further in terms of its potential for serious criminal charges," Cox added.

Newsweek has contacted Willis and Fulton County DA's office about whether the appeal for new staff is linked to its Trump investigation, while the advertisement itself sparked a small thread about the probe.

"How is the Trump investigation moving forward?" wrote one user, "there has been no info as to whether the investigation has found wrongdoing by Trump in the Georgia presidential election."

Another wrote, "Is this the reason that nothing has happened with the call that Trump was asking to find the 11,720 votes."

"Trump broke the law and he has not been held accountable so far. GA needs help in the DA office to do their job."

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Ex-President Donald Trump boards Air Force One in Harlingen, Texas on January 12, 2021. He is facing a criminal probe in Georgia into his attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. MANDEL NGAN/Getty