Press Conference in Doubt After Legal Advice
Former President Donald Trump's promised press conference to refute the allegations in the indictment handed up by the Fulton County District Attorney's Office is now very much in doubt. Multiple sources familiar with the matter have told ABC News about this uncertainty.
Concerns Over Dubious Claims
Trump's legal advisers have warned that holding the press conference, especially with the inclusion of dubious claims of voter fraud, will only exacerbate his legal problems. Some of his attorneys have gone so far as to advise him to cancel it altogether.
Trump's Announcement and Response from Georgia's Governor
Trump announced the planned press conference with a social media post after he and 18 co-defendants were indicted late Monday in Georgia. Georgia's Republican governor quickly responded, declaring that there's been no evidence to support the claims of election fraud in the 2020 Georgia election.
Agreement from Other Political Figures
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and former Vice President Mike Pence both agreed with Georgia's governor, reiterating the stance that the Georgia election was not stolen.
Investigations Confirm Georgia's Election Integrity
Georgia's 2020 presidential election has been thoroughly scrutinized. The results were affirmed in three separate counts, including a hand count of nearly 5 million ballots. Both Trump's Justice Department under Attorney General Bill Barr and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have looked into the allegations made by Trump, reinforcing the integrity of the election.