Trump indictment: More reaction

The former president says he’s holding a news conference next week where he plans to release a detailed report showing fraud occurred during the 2020 election in Georgia.  
But in a tweet Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Brian Kemp noted that no one has been able to prove in a court of law that there was fraud. He said elections in Georgia are secure, accessible, and fair and will continue to be as long as he is governor. 
And, former Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan, who testified before the Fulton County grand jury, said the election was “fair and legal.”  

However, 9th District Congressman Andrew Clyde tweeted that this isn’t about the 2020 election. The Jackson County Republican declaring “It’s about the 2024 election. The Left is dangerously abusing the power of prosecution to interfere in the upcoming election because they’re terrified of facing President Trump at the ballot box.”

Emory University Law Professor John Acevedo says if Trump were elected next year, he could not pardon himself because the charges are not federal charges but state charges. And Acevedo says if Trump and the other defendants are convicted, they would likely have to serve part or all of any sentence and pay part or all of any fine levied against them.  

Meanwhile, the judge who will preside over any trials, is Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee, according to CNN.