Trump Indicted in Fulton County: Could He Be Prosecuted for More Crimes?

I am extremely upset at Fulton County DA Fani Willis. I had to stay up so late reading it and trying to get my head around it. Very inconsiderate to run everything so late into the evening.

I have cleared up some of the less serious complaints. But really, come one? Now that I’ve gotten the complaints out, I think it’s time to talk about the new indictment. I am convinced after reading the indictment, and getting opinions from people who are and were in the legal profession, that this case is not the same as the Alvin Bragg case.

It’s not fair to compare Trump’s New York case against Jack Smith. Trump is charged with state crimes, rather than federal crimes. Trump cannot pardon either himself or a Republican.

Andrew McCarthy makes the following point in The New York Post.

Georgia may be the longest criminal case. This is the case that should most concern Trump.

Should Trump or another Republican candidate win the election in 2024, he or she could pardon Smith, or ask the Justice Department to drop all federal charges against Trump.

Smith is looking to accelerate the process so that the cases can be tried within the next few weeks before the elections in 2024.

Presidents are not able to pardon the crimes of states.

Wills has to convince an Atlantan juror to convict Trump. A newly-elected president Trump could not make the Georgia prosecution go away.

The conviction of the man would be permanent.

Georgia’s RICO laws allow for a broad range of charges. Willis doesn’t stretch the case as far as Bragg did to make it work. RICO permits this without compromising a case.

The people who committed the crimes to further Trump’s criminal conspiracy are charged, not Trump. The RICO statute makes him liable. There are witnesses that have or will testify to the fact that Trump knew the results from the beginning.

Willis is not saying that tweeting is illegal. She is saying that this tweet is part and parcel of a crime.

Willis must also make an extra effort to answer the Georgia election-related questions raised by Trump. Bringing it up again could be a double-edged sword.

She must also show that Trump didn’t believe the election was stolen. It could be a tough task for the DA if Trump is able to convince the jury that he did not believe the election was stolen. This alone proves that Trump was determined to steal Georgia’s election, no matter what.

She cannot prove it. It will weaken the case if Trump says that he thought that was what his inner circle of lawyers and activists had told him would happen. He will defend himself by portraying himself as someone trying to stop fraud.

Mar-a-Lago is Trump’s toughest case. Some accuse him of trying to hide the evidence and ignoring the subpoenas. It has nothing to do with his attitude toward the election.

The case of his conviction will be remembered differently than the one of Mar-a-Lago.