Breakdown of Trump's felony RICO charges, accusations of criminal enterprise as Fulton grand jury wraps up

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, center, speaks in the Fulton County Government Center during a news conference, Monday, Aug. 14, 2023, in Atlanta. Donald Trump and several allies have been indicted in Georgia over efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss in the state. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Now that former president Donald Trump and 18 of his allies were indicted late Monday by a Fulton County grand jury, political analysts are breaking down the wide-ranging charges and their implications ahead of the 2024 presidential election.

The 41-count, nearly 100-page indictment accuses Trump of conspiring to overturn his 2020 presidential loss in Georgia. 

It includes Trump’s lawyers, Rudy Giuliani and John Eastman, former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and several fake electors.

Fulton District Attorney Fani Willis handed up the indictment after more than two years of investigating and building her case. Counts in the wide-reaching Racketeering — or RICO case — include conspiracy to commit election fraud, forgery and false statements and writings. Willis has said she wants to try the case in the next six months.

WABE politics reporter Rahul Bali was at the Fulton courthouse in downtown Atlanta all of Monday through early Tuesday morning, along with the rest of the WABE politics team.

Bali and Georgia State University political science professor Anthony Michael Kreis sat down with WABE’s “Morning Edition” to discuss the mega indictment and to take Georgia’s overall political pulse.

Lily Oppenheimer contributed to this report.