The Democrats are moving full speed ahead to take down Donald Trump.
The latest politically-charged indictment ensnared Trump and 18 other defendants.
But Trump was smiling after one judge threatened to blow up the Democrats’ latest witch hunt.
Mass trials are un-American
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis finally brought an indictment against Donald Trump for allegedly attempting to overturn the 2020 election in the state of Georgia.
Democrats have pinned their hopes on this particular indictment because it is a state crime that cannot be pardoned at the federal level, and Georgia is one of the few states that does not grant the Governor unilateral authority to issue pardons.
DA Willis also filed a RICO case against Trump, his lawyers, and other associates, effectively treating the former President like a mafia boss.
The idea behind the RICO charge is that anyone in Trump’s orbit can be charged as part of a vast criminal conspiracy.
But at least one defendant in the so-called criminal racket petitioned to have his case moved to the federal level.
Trump’s former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, filed a motion to move his case out of Georgia, and a judge will consider it.
Judge Steve C. Jones, an Obama appointee, set the hearing date for August 28th.
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If Meadows’s case is moved to the federal level, that could establish a legal precedent for other defendants to do the same, which could potentially torpedo the RICO case.
Meadows’s attorney George Terwilliger argued in his motion, “Nothing Mr. Meadows is alleged in the indictment to have done is criminal per se: arranging Oval Office meetings, contacting state officials on the President’s behalf, visiting a state government building, and setting up a phone call for the President.”
Meadows’s argument in the motion shows just how overly broad Willis’s RICO case is.
Top officials scheduling meetings and lawyers sending tweets do not amount to a criminal conspiracy to overturn an election.
The Democrats are simply hoping to get jurors in a deep-blue area to convict, no matter what.
Terwilliger added, “One would expect a Chief of Staff to the President of the United States to do these sorts of things…And they have far less to do with the interests of state law than, for example, murder charges that have been successfully removed.”
Legal scholars commented that the Georgia indictment is flimsy, and the weaknesses are already showing.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.