Overreach? Trump faces 700+ years in indictment blitz

 August 16, 2023

After his latest criminal indictment in Georgia, President Trump faces a comically absurd penalty of over 700 years in prison - a sentence long enough to last multiple lifetimes. 

In the Georgia case alone, Trump faces over 70 years in prison, an effective death sentence if the 77-year-old president is convicted.

The latest indictment accuses Trump of organizing a "criminal enterprise" to overturn Joe Biden's extremely contentious 2020 election victory.

Trump facing death in prison

The Georgia case overlaps with federal charges in Washington over Trump's "conspiracy" to "overturn" the 2020 election. Both cases are built around Trump's political speech about a "stolen" election, and his use of alternate or "fake electors" representing that he won in contested swing states.

The indictments essentially criminalize political disputes. For instance, Jack Smith accuses Trump of "lying" about the election outcome, although a reasonable observer would conclude that Trump appears to earnestly believe he won.

Georgia prosecutor Fani Willis goes even further - charging Trump and 18 other people, including his lawyers, under Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO), which was originally written to target organized crime.

Trump is facing 20 years for the RICO charge, but Willis tacked on an additional 12 charges for various "crimes" - adding up to 76.5 years total.

Additionally, Trump is facing 136 years for making "hush money" payments - which was never a crime until Trump got involved in politics - and 450 years for retaining classified documents at his home in Mar-A-Lago. Jack Smith's election case comes with 55 years.

Prosecutorial overkill

With the exception of the classified documents case, all four trials are being staged in heavily blue jurisdictions - Washington D.C. New York, and Atlanta - where Trump has poor odds of finding an impartial jury.

Trump is also facing court-ordered restrictions on what he is able to say as he campaigns for president - limiting his ability to defend himself in the court of public opinion.

The list of abuses goes on and on. Jack Smith searched Trump's Twitter account, even obtaining his private messages, without Trump being notified.

And the indictment in Georgia was mysteriously leaked before the grand jury even finished deliberating.

We always knew Democrats hated President Trump - but this is ridiculous. 

Some predict this breathtaking overreach may lead to a backlash that will get Trump elected - and indeed, Trump is leading Joe Biden in some polls despite this unprecedented effort to destroy an opposition candidate.

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