Fani Willis, the Fulton County District Attorney in the state of Georgia, indicted Trump and 18 other individuals in the scheme to overthrow the election of 2020. Rather than curate a pile of op-eds and opinions from the media, there is this piece from Axios that lays out the facts. You may know these already by reading and viewing, but there are two important items to take into consideration. This is a state criminal charge, not federal. All the named defendants are subject to RICO (Racketeer Influenced Conspiracy Organization) violations, which is an act that was instituted to charge and punish mobsters and their crime families. The sentencing sets out a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 20 years as punishments. RICO allows to string together any and all acts of criminal activity into one judicial setting. Another takeaway is to watch for any of the 18 defendants (probably not Trump) of cutting plea deals for lesser punishment and possibly crossing over as witnesses for the prosecution. This is going to be a long trial as all the defendants will be brought separately before a jury, and testimony will be questioned by lawyers and prosecutors. Watergate will be like traffic court when compared to the legal problems that Trump faces. Several years ago, I believed that Trump would ultimately be brought down by the judicial system, and it looks like that is going to happen. Yes, this is a sad situation, but open court proceedings in Fulton County will be covered by live TV and media will demonstrate how the rule of law and the machinery of the legal process operates in a Democracy. I will be absent from this forum for about a week for a family reunion in Annapolis. Y'all behave and stay informed. Eat a Peach!
Trump, 18 others indicted by Atlanta grand jury in election interference probe
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A. The .2 of a second that it takes to pull a trigger.