Bad news for Donald Trump in Fulton County Georgia criminal case
You must hand it to Fani Willis, the district attorney in Georgia who is investigating Donald Trump’s criminal attempts to interfere with the elections in Georgia. She is leaving no proverbial stone unturned. CNN reported that Willis has secured the cooperation of Cassidy Hutchinson in her investigation. Willis has been trying to get testimony from former chief of staff Mark Meadows, who has not exactly been willing to cooperate. Instead of sitting around waiting for Meadows, Willis did the next best thing and went to his former aide. While it is unlikely that Hutchinson was on the phone call with Trump, Meadows, and others, it is likely that she was nearby when the call took place.
Meadows was clearly one of the participants in Trump’s call to Brad Raffensperger. A hearing has been scheduled later this month to determine whether Meadows will be forced to testify. If there is any doubt about Meadows’ involvement, CNN reminded us that Meadows is the person who reached out to the DOJ to allege voter fraud in Georgia (among other states) and pushed the DOJ to investigate. Willis included that information in her filing to force Meadows to testify, calling him a “material witness.” He was not only a witness but was a willing participant in the real fraud: the claim that the 2020 election was stolen. While both Willis and the DOJ are ramping down their investigations until after the Midterms, CNN has reported that Willis plans to issue indictments as early as December. Hopefully, one of those indictments will have Trump’s name on it. If Willis doesn’t get Trump, the DOJ will.
Trump’s lackeys have been working overtime trying to blame who and whatever they can for Trump taking classified documents from the White House to his resort in Florida. Several of them claimed that the GSA, and not Trump, packed the boxes, but no one was really buying that story. Now, the GSA has released emails detailing the hoops they jumped through to ensure Trump took nothing that didn’t belong to him. They asked Trump’s former assistant for operations, Beau Harrison, to affirm what was being taken, which should have been materials “required to wind down the office of the Former President or are items that are property of the Federal Government.” While presidents can take some documents that assist with setting up new permanent offices, they are not allowed to take classified documents. This information clearly shows that not only did the GSA NOT pack any of the boxes, but the agency had to go to Trump’s people to find out what was in the boxes. If they had packed the boxes themselves, they wouldn’t have had to ask anyone. According to CNN, the boxes had already been packed and shrink-wrapped, so the GSA had no way of knowing what was inside of them. What a surprise that they contained classified documents, which Trump was not allowed to take.
Trump knew what he was doing, and he did it for his own twisted purposes. Trump is slowly putting together the DOJ’s case for them. All they have to do is follow the paper.
Shirley is a former entertainment writer and has worked in the legal field for over 25 years