Former President Donald Trump is facing nearly 77 years in prison from 13 charges filed by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis against Trump and his allies for challenging the 2020 election results.
This is the fourth indictment against the former President and it is just as flimsy as the other indictments. The issue is that this indictment has been cleverly constructed to be as difficult as possible to litigate.
Most concerning is the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations, or RICO charge, that Willis filed against Trump. It is often used to target mob bosses and other influential figures in organized crime.
However in this case, the RICO charge is likely being used to ensure a conviction before next year's election, which will damage Trump's campaign even if it is overturned in an appellate court.
The entire indictment against Trump reeks of political gamesmanship and it's the most brazen attempt yet by Democrats to influence the 2024 presidential election.
Much like the other three indictments against Trump, it's clear this case has one objective. A conviction that sticks is simply a bonus to the ultimate goal of giving President Joe Biden every advantage he can get to beat Trump next year.
The charges aren't just limited to the former President as Willis is also targeting Trump's lawyers for even brainstorming a way to mount a challenge to the presidential election's results.
Willis going after Trump's legal team for advising him about his options demonstrates just how trumped up this entire case is.
Should Willis convict Trump's lawyers, that will mean open season on election lawyers. Until the 2020 presidential election, questioning election outcomes was a normal thing that Democrats were more than happy to participate in.
Hillary Clinton still claims to this day that she had the 2016 presidential election stolen from her by Russia. Democrats have challenged the outcome of the 2000, 2004, and 2016 presidential elections, elections that they were on the losing side of.
Democrats were fine with questioning elections until Trump started doing it. Then they saw a massive opportunity to silence their most dangerous opponent and any future Republican that dares ask questions.
Willis's indictment claims that the Trump campaign's statements urging voters to contact their Congressional representatives or criticizing political opponents.
Democrats want to strip their opponents of the right to ask questions and even allege that something went wrong with the 2020 election results.
Willis's indictment is an insane collection of allegations that has little chance of surviving the upcoming legal battle without serious help from a leftist jury. But the damage has already been done and Democrats will use this indictment through next year's election.