A Georgia grand jury indicted President Donald Trump last night, charging him with felony racketeering and numerous conspiracy charges.
In addition to charging Trump, the grand jury returned an indictment Monday of 18 other people as co-defendants.
The indictment mentions 30 unindicted “co-conspirators.”
The RICO charges were filed against Trump and his allies by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, a Democrat.
“The indictment alleges that rather than abide by Georgia’s legal process for election challenges, the defendants engaged in a criminal racketeering enterprise to overturn Georgia’s presidential election result,” Willis said of her get-Trump case.
Trump’s legal team said, “The events that have unfolded today have been shocking and absurd, starting with the leak of a presumed and premature indictment before the witnesses had testified or the grand jurors had deliberated and ending with the District Attorney being unable to offer any explanation.”
As news of the anti-Trump charges dropped on social media, calls quickly emerged for Democrat President Joe Biden, Ex-POTUS Barack Obama, and twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to be charged for their rile in the Russia collusion hoax.
“The indictment is a joke,” Joel Pollak, the senior editor at Breitbart, said.
“But it sets a standard that Republican AGs and DAs should follow in retaliation.
“Convene a grand jury in some Republican jurisdiction and indict Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and the rest of them for the Russia collusion hoax.
“One law for all.”
The indictment is a joke. But it sets a standard that Republican AGs and DAs should follow in retaliation. Convene a grand jury in some Republican jurisdiction and indict Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Joe Biden and the rest of them for the Russia collusion hoax. One law for all. https://t.co/yimNKuMemG
— Joel Pollak (@joelpollak) August 15, 2023
Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz also responded, warning that the Democrats’ get-Trump case is causing the U.S. Constitution to be “frittered away for partisan political purposes.”
“If you’re going after the man running for president against your person, you have to have the strongest case,” Dershowitz said.
“Otherwise, it becomes a banana republic.
“Anybody can prosecute anybody.
“And we’re opening the door to prosecution of Democrats by Republicans, Republicans by Democrats.
“It’s what Alexander Hamilton wrote in The Federalist is the most dangerous threat to democracy, and we’re seeing it unfold in front of our eyes.
“Very, very tragically,” said Dershowitz, a longtime Democrat.
“I’m not a Republican, I’m not a Trump supporter, but I care deeply about the Constitution.
“I care deeply about preserving the rule of law.
“And we’re seeing it being frittered away for partisan political purposes.”
The full list of the indicted is below:
- Donald Trump
- Rudy Giuliani, Trump lawyer
- Mark Meadows, White House chief of staff
- John Eastman, Trump lawyer
- Kenneth Chesebro, pro-Trump lawyer
- Jeffrey Clark, top Justice Department official
- Jenna Ellis, Trump campaign lawyer
- Robert Cheeley, lawyer
- Mike Roman, Trump campaign official
- David Shafer, Georgia GOP chair
- Shawn Still
- Stephen Lee, pastor
- Harrison Floyd, leader of Black Voices for Trump
- Trevian Kutti, publicist
- Sidney Powell, Trump campaign lawyer
- Cathy Latham, tied to Coffee County breach
- Scott Hall, tied to Coffee County election system breach
- Misty Hampton, Coffee County elections supervisor
- Ray Smith