On Monday, a grand jury in Georgia’s Fulton County indicted former President Donald Trump on charges of racketeering, filing false documents, and soliciting the violation of oath by a public officer.
In the indictment, the Fulton County prosecutors mentioned the state of Arizona 35 times.
That gave Arizona’s Democrat governor some ideas — and she began calling for prosecutors in her state to follow suit.
Gov. Katie Hobbs reportedly said that Attorney General Kris Mayes should build a similar case in Arizona.
“Absolutely,” Hobbs told a KTAR reporter Tuesday. “I have been an advocate for holding folks involved in trying to overturn the will of the voters in the 2020 election accountable and this is part of that process.”
The governor’s office later try to walk back the idea that Hobbs was pressuring her attorney general to act.
“Gov. Hobbs misheard the question,” Christian Slater, the governor’s communications director, claimed in a follow-up statement to KTAR.
“She was responding generally about her belief that anyone who breaks the law must be held accountable for working to overturn free and fair elections. As she has consistently stated, she believes in allowing the legal process to proceed independently and without political interference.”
After the 2020 election, Trump claimed there was massive election fraud in both Arizona and Georgia. During his presidency, Trump famously made a controversial phone call to Georgia’s secretary of state afterward, according to a recording released to several media outlets. He also called Arizona legislators via Zoom, according to a Politico report.
Mayes, the attorney general, confirmed to KVOA on Thursday that her office was investigating Trump’s actions in Arizona. However, she declined to give any details about the ongoing investigation.
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