Donald Trump probably never thought he would win the election in 2016, and once he got into office, he proceeded to crime around while later issuing pardons to his pals. It’s been a crime spree instead of a presidency. Well, this time, the former president may have to pay for his misdeeds, as Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Greg Bluestein explained on MSNBC’s “The Cross Connection” on Saturday. Trump may not be able to get out of this once since a criminal investigation in Georgia into Trump’s post-election conduct is now expanding to include Sen. Lindsey Graham. They’re not messing around in Georgia.
“What I find fascinating in the Fulton County case is the grand jury is set to convene in March if I’m not mistaken,” anchor Tiffany Cross said. “Any chance Trump could be subpoenaed, and how will she enforce that subpoena, do you think?”
“Yeah, there is a chance the president, the former president, can be subpoenaed, but we’re looking even more closely at whether or not Willis subpoenas state officials, like Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who was on the other end of that famous call from former President Trump demanding that he find enough votes to overcome the election vote,” said Bluestein. “If she subpoenas Governor Kemp, who he pressured to call a special election to illegally overturn the results of the election.”
“Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan was also urged to preserve documents that could be crucial to this case because he provides over the state Senate and the state Senate called hearings featuring pro-Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani spouting false conspiracy theories and other lies about the election,” added Bluestein. “And there were some state lawmakers who could be subpoenaed because they were the ones directly promoting these falsehoods that could be really key to this investigation.”
“Clearly, that call is the centerpiece of this investigation … but I should say, it’s not the only part of the investigation,” added Bluestein. “The DA’s office has also made clear; it’s looking into other things. Potentially Lindsey Graham, the senator from South Carolina. His own call to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger allegedly urging Brad Raffensperger to find other ways to toss out legitimate ballots. President Trump’s role with the federal prosecutor here in Atlanta, who resigned very suddenly, right before the January 5th runoff. There’s a lot of different avenues. She made very clear that this is going to be a is very far-ranging investigation. So we’re carefully watching every step she takes.”
I wouldn’t want to be in Trump’s shoes right now. Maybe, and stay with me here, just maybe Trump shouldn’t have attempted to overturn the election results after getting his ass whooped by Joe Biden in both the electoral and popular vote.
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