Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis watches proceedings during a hearing to decide if the final report by a special grand jury looking into possible interference in the 2020 presidential election can be released Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, in Atlanta.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis announced she may bring charges against Donald Trump and his allies this summer.

Credit: AP Photo/John Bazemore

The panel

Anthony Michael Kreis, @AnthonyMKreis, professor of law, Georgia State University

Fred Smith, @fredosmithjr, professor of law, Emory University

Tamar Hallerman, @TamarHallerman, senior reporter, Atlanta Journal-Constitution


The breakdown

1. President Joe Biden officially announced his reelection bid.

  • After months of hints, Biden announced he'd seek a second term in office. The announcement comes four years to the day after his 2020 announcement.
  • Biden postured himself as a counter to "MAGA extremists" [...] "dictating what health care decisions women can make, banning books, and telling people who they can love. All while making it more difficult for you to be able to vote."


2. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis says indictment decisions will come this summer.

  • Letters to law enforcement in Fulton County ask for increased security between July 11 and Sept. 1, due to a potential indictment announcement.
  • A grand jury will now hear evidence amassed by the investigative special grand jury.
  • Fulton County could be the second jurisdiction Trump faces charges in, after Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg indicted Trump weeks ago.  Trump also faces two Department of Justice investigations, both over classified documents, and a rape trial, which starts today.

LISTEN: Tamar Hallerman on immunity deals for targets of the investigation.

3. What's the future for mifepristone access?

  • A Texas federal judge had previously ruled that the Food and Drug Administration hadn't properly evaluated mifepristone before allowing it for public access. The Supreme Court has now twice extended its availability while they rule on the issue.

LISTEN: Anthony Michael Kreis on the legal battle over access to mifepristone.

Wednesday on Political Rewind: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Greg Bluestein joins the panel.