Brace yourselves, justice seekers! Former President Donald Trump is about to hit a major legal roadblock down in Georgia. Fulton County’s district attorney has signaled that charges against the ex-President are “ready to go”. This comes in light of Trump’s efforts to reverse the outcome of the 2020 presidential elections in the state. The trumpet of justice might be about to sound its fanfare, and it’s echoing all the way from Georgia’s peach orchards to the halls of the White House.
This development arrives on the heels of a ruling by Fulton County Superior Judge Robert McBurney. Trump, along with faux elector Cathy Latham, had tried to contest these potential charges before an indictment was even served up. But McBurney wasn’t having it. In his eyes, Trump’s claims of “injuries” were nothing more than a smokescreen, declaring them “insufficient or else speculative and unrealized”.
In a fiery verdict, McBurney declared, “There will be a time and a forum in which Trump and Latham can raise their concerns. That time is not now and that forum is not here.” Talk about laying down the law!
Not surprisingly, Trump and his legal team didn’t stop there. They sought to throw out a report on the looming charges from a special purpose grand jury and aimed to disqualify District Attorney Willis. This futile effort was unanimously shot down by the Georgia Supreme Court earlier this month.
McBurney, seemingly vexed with this approach, opined, “Guessing at what that picture might look like before the investigative dots are connected may be a popular game for the media and blogosphere, but it is not a proper role for the courts and formal legal argumentation.”
The drama unfolding on the Georgia stage is pivotal, as Trump’s notorious call to Georgia Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger will likely play a central role. You might remember this as the call in which Trump urged Raffensperger to “find 11,780 votes” – just enough to snatch a win from Joe Biden.
In a recent interview with Atlanta news outlet 11Alive, Fulton County district attorney Fani Willis confirmed that her team has wrapped up their investigation and expects to announce their decision before September 1. She teased, “The work is accomplished. We’ve been working for two-and-a-half years. We’re ready to go.”
So, what might the charges be? Sources suggest that they could include criminal solicitation to commit election fraud, conspiracy to commit election fraud, solicitation of a public officer to fail to perform their duties, and solicitation to destroy, deface, or remove ballots. The charges could also include racketeering.
If Trump is indicted, it’ll be a double whammy, as the Department of Justice is also expected to serve him an indictment for his role in inciting the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol. With the net closing in on all sides, it seems the former president may soon find himself in an unenviable legal maelstrom. Stay tuned, folks – justice may be served hotter than a Georgia peach pie fresh out of the oven.