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Fulton County clerk accidentally hit ‘send’ instead of ‘save,’ revealing Trump charges

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The Fulton County Clerk of Courts confessed that she accidentally hit “send” instead of “save,” releasing the fourth indictment involving former President Donald Trump. This mistake led to the disclosure of the document, as the Clerk admitted.

Fulton County clerk says she is “human” after she accidentally hit ‘send’ instead of ‘save’ leaking Trump charges

“I am human,” Ché Alexander told Channel 2’s Tom Jones on Tuesday. According to her statement, she was feeling stressed to ensure everything went well and mistakenly revealed the upcoming indictment to the public.

Alexander further informed Jones that she was eager to share the indictment with the public as quickly as she could. “And that’s how the mishap happened,” she said. “I have no dog in this fight,” Alexander added.

She explains that while trying to handle the indictment perfectly, she ended up making a mistake. “I did a work sample in the system. And when I hit save, it went to the press queue.”

Alexander clarifies that what was published was not official. “It wasn’t an official document. It wasn’t official charges. It was the dry run. It was a work sample,” she said.

Even though it included a case number, Alexander points out that it lacked a stamp or other marks that would have given it an official status.

Leaked indictment gains traction on social media amid ongoing grand jury deliberations

Before long, a version of the leaked indictment started spreading on social media platforms. This happened despite the fact that the grand jury was still discussing and hadn’t reached any conclusions about the charges.

The incident caused a big commotion in the media and led to Trump’s team raising doubts about how the grand jury was handling the situation. Trump’s legal team argued that this couldn’t have been just a “simple administrative mistake.” They believed the release indicated the prosecutor’s office didn’t value the “integrity of the grand jury process.”

Alexander emphasizes that the documents becoming public didn’t affect the jury’s decisions. She assured Jones that her error didn’t influence the jury and mentioned that they’re treating the threats seriously.

According to reports, Alexander’s office has received threats due to the incident. The indictment has been made public now. It charges Trump and 18 people he was associated with for crimes connected to the RICO Act. This law was created for dealing with organized crime, like mobsters involved in illegal activities.

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