WABE politics reporter previews Georgia GOP convention following latest Trump indictments

Former President Donald Trump speaks as he announces a third run for President, at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., Nov. 15, 2022. Trump and his aides are bracing for a potential indictment in the classified documents investigation as prosecutors handling the probe were spotted at a Miami courthouse where a grand jury has been hearing from witnesses. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

The Georgia Republican Party’s 2023 State Convention opened Friday, starting just a day after convention speaker and former president Donald Trump announced he was indicted on federal charges.

NPR reports the 37 counts are related to Trump storing classified documents at his Florida home, including charges related to making false statements and obstructing the investigation.

WABE politics reporter Rahul Bali joined Friday’s edition of “Closer Look” to preview the convention – and the possible impacts of the indictments – minutes before kickoff in Columbus.