As we wait for the Fulton County Grand Jury indictments…..
Fulton County prosecutors “appear set to charge Donald Trump with a variety of charges, including racketeering, conspiracy and false statements, according to a two-page docket report posted to the Fulton County court’s website,” Reuters reports.
The docket report “is no longer available on the court’s website.“
“Fulton County prosecutors have begun presenting their election interference case against former President Donald Trump and others to a grand jury this morning,” the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.”
“Multiple witnesses were seen walking into the courthouse early Monday.
Donald Trump on Monday appeared to warn former Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan (R) against testifying before the Fulton County grand jury in the state’s 2020 election probe, Axios reports.
Wrote Trump, on Truth Social: “I am reading reports that failed former Lt. Governor of Georgia, Jeff Duncan, will be testifying before the Fulton County Grand Jury. He shouldn’t. I barely know him but he was, right from the beginning of this Witch Hunt, a nasty disaster for those looking into the Election Fraud that took place in Georgia.”
Just Security: “This primer answers questions about what to expect in the days ahead: the operation of the Georgia grand jury, various arraignment and pre-trial legal issues that will arise as the case proceeds, and the consequences Trump and others are facing.”
CNN: “While Trump’s 2024 campaign has predominantly become an extension of his legal defense, any possible trial and conviction in Georgia would be far harder for him to meddle with if he is elected to a second term since presidential powers that could help him interfere with federal cases do not extend to local matters.”
Said former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti: “Not only would he not be able to pardon himself, but the pardon process in Georgia means Gov. Kemp would not be able to pardon him either. There’s a pardon board. So it’s a more complicated process. He also would not be able to shut down the investigation in the same way.”