Former President Trump’s already ginormous mountain of legal peril and scandals got a little taller still in recent days, as the Georgia special grand jury completed their investigation into the ex-president’s alleged attempts to overthrow the 2020 presidential election in the southern state and officially submitted its final report on the matter to Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis. The contents of said final report have not yet been made public. However, Willis not possesses all of the evidence against Donald Trump and any potential charges against the scandal-ridden 45th president will be at her discretion.
Following the brutal development, one legal expert is now pointing out that, should the information contained in the report suggest prosecution for Donald Trump’s crimes, District Attorney Willis will be faced with a wide-reaching variety of charges she could potentially lodge against Mar-a-Lago’s finest.
Former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance recently made an appearance on MSNBC with host Lindsey Reiser, where the two discussed the bombshell development of the grand jury’s final report, as well as the legal menu of charges that Willis could potentially indict the former president on, based on the findings contained in that report. According to Vance, this includes a potential racketeering charge against Donald J. Trump.
Reiser asked the legal expert on the heels of the completion of the grand jury’s report, “What do you think is likely happening right now in this next phase?”
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“That is the big question mark here,” the former prosecutor answered. “The court in Georgia has scheduled a hearing on January 24th to decide whether or not the investigative grand jury and its report should become public, but Willis already has access to that information.”
“Her office was intimately involved in the grand jury’s work,” Vance went on to explain. “Up to them is the consideration of whether any of the evidence that they have compiled violates Georgia law. It is always tough to know what prosecutors inside of an investigation have, but here we have all heard the former president’s phone call [to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger].”
“One interesting issue here is that when you read Georgia law, there is a variety of charges related to election interference,” the former US attorney went on to add. “Some are misdemeanors, others are felonies. Willis will have a wide range of choices available to her including some conversation about Georgia’s RICO [ Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act] statute which she could use if she believes she has evidence that there was organized criminal activity involved in the election.”
Experts and analysts have long been indicating that, while Trump continues to meltdown over the various scandals raging against him at any given moment, his biggest concern at the end of the day should be the dark legal cloud that’s hanging over his head in the state of Georgia. If Vance is correct in her assessment, it certainly seems that Trump should be very mindful of what’s going on in the Peach State, while he still has his freedom left.
See the interview here:
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