A court official in Georgia is warning that a ‘fictitious’ document is circulating online indicating that former President Donald Trump has been charged in connection with his attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in the state.
The statement comes after Reuters reported that the document was posted on the court’s website before it was removed a short while later.
In a statement the Fulton County Clerk’s office said it is aware of a “fictitious document that has been circulating online and reported by various media outlets related to the Fulton County Special Purpose Grand Jury.”
“While there have been no documents filed today regarding such, all members of the media should be reminded that documents that do not bear an official case number, filing date, and the name of The Clerk of Courts, are not considered official filings and should not be treated as such,” the statement continued.
“As the custodian of various county records, the Clerk of the Courts understands the sensitivity of all court filings, especially those that are at the forefront of the national spotlight and remains committed to operating with an extreme level of efficiency, accuracy and transparency,” the statement read.
The document was released on Monday while the grand jury convened by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis was still hearing evidence and had not voted on whether to indict Trump over his attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election in the state.