Earlier this month word surfaced that the Fulton County Georgia District Attorney’s criminal case against Donald Trump was gaining steam – a reminder that while the wheels of justice move slowly in these types of cases, they’re absolutely turning. Now Trump has made prosecutors’ lives a lot easier.
Trump took the stage at his hate rally last night and flat out admitted that he called Georgia Governor Brian Kemp after he lost the election and asked Kemp to hold a do-over election in the state. This is something that Kemp literally could never have ever done, short of having a magic wand in his pocket, so no, this doesn’t mean that Trump was somehow magically in danger of stealing Georgia. But it’s nonetheless an important development.
It’s one thing for Georgia prosecutors to build their case using inside witnesses who claim that Trump told them this or that. It’s another thing for prosecutors to be able to simply play a video for the grand jury of Trump’s direct confession to felony election fraud. It helps confirm the testimony that the other witnesses gave, and it means that a criminal indictment against Trump will essentially be automatic if prosecutors end up asking the grand jury for one.
So thank you, Donald Trump, for opening your mouth last night. Each time this guy speaks about his Georgia antics in the 2020 election, he makes it that much easier for Georgia prosecutors to indict and convict him. For that matter, it makes it that much harder for the Department of Justice not to indict him. Keep it up, Trump.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report