Ex-federal prosecutor says Georgia case is best option to jail Trump

 December 24, 2023

In a recent development, a former federal prosecutor highlighted the RICO case pursued by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis as the Democrats' primary avenue for convicting former President Donald Trump.

This view emerged after the Supreme Court rejected special counsel Jack Smith's request for expedited review of an appeal related to charges against Trump.

The background

The Supreme Court's decision not to expedite the appeal follows a separate ruling by the Colorado Supreme Court, which deemed Trump ineligible for the state's 2024 presidential election ballot, citing the 14th Amendment's insurrection clause.

Commenting on these developments, former federal prosecutor Francey Hakes suggested that the RICO case in Fulton County, Atlanta, could become the Democrats' focus.

Hakes expressed skepticism about the legal foundation of the RICO case, emphasizing the potential reliance on Democratic majorities in Fulton County for a conviction. Trump, along with associates like Rudy Giuliani, Jenna Ellis, John Eastman, and Sidney Powell, faced indictments in Fulton County related to efforts to challenge the 2020 election results.

The left's strategy

Despite setbacks in other cases, Democrats may view the RICO case as a strategic option to pursue charges against Trump.

Hakes remarked on the partisan nature of these legal proceedings, noting that some Democrats appear determined to target Trump regardless of legal considerations.

These legal maneuvers reflect the ongoing legal challenges and political dynamics surrounding Trump, adding complexity to the legal landscape as various cases unfold.

Georgia as ground zero

The RICO case in Fulton County has become a focal point in the Democrats' efforts to hold former President Donald Trump accountable, particularly in the wake of the Supreme Court's refusal to expedite an appeal in another case.

While legal experts view the recent Supreme Court decision as a setback for Trump, the RICO case is seen as a potential avenue for Democrats to pursue charges against the former president.

The RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) case in Fulton County involves a grand jury indictment against Trump, including counts related to his attempts to contest the 2020 election results. The legal proceedings also implicate prominent figures such as Rudy Giuliani, Jenna Ellis, John Eastman, and Sidney Powell.

As the legal saga unfolds, the political implications of these cases are undeniable. The Democrats' pursuit of legal action against Trump underscores the deep divisions and animosities that persist in the aftermath of the 2020 election.

Whether the RICO case in Fulton County will provide the Democrats with the desired outcome remains uncertain, but it stands as a significant legal battleground in the ongoing clash between Trump and his political adversaries.

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