There’s no better way to get a conviction against a big fish than to convince one of his criminal co-conspirators to flip on him. Actually there is a way, and that’s to get several of his criminal co-conspirators to flip on him. In the Fulton County criminal probe, it turns out District Attorney Fani Willis has gotten eight of the fake electors to agree to immunity deals in exchange for their cooperation against Donald Trump and the other big fish being targeted in the case.
This is, in short, how you seal the deal. It’s arguably the single biggest piece of news to date, in terms of cementing the fact that Donald Trump is going to prison. Of course that kind of good news always sets off a metric ton of defeatist hysteria from the media and pundit class, because they’re still banking on getting all their ratings and retweets by scaring you into believing that Trump is invincible.
To that end, the media is now insisting more hyperbolically than ever that a new law in Georgia is going to allow Republicans to just magically remove Fani Willis from office and save Trump from being prosecuted. But if you look at how the law is actually worded, that’s not how any of it works. This law won’t even take effect until at least October, at which point Republicans would have to ask an outside panel to review Willis’ actions, and even then the panel would only be able to review actions that she takes from that time onward. In other words, her Trump indictment – which will obviously take place well before October – isn’t even a part of this.
If Georgia Republicans were actually looking to remove Willis from office and save Trump, they’d have written this law in such a way that it allowed them to do that. Instead they’ve crafted this law in a way that does not enable them to remove Willis from office and save Trump, which means they don’t actually want to do that. Instead, this law is merely intended to pander to Trump’s base and nothing more. It’s just noise.
At least one major news outlet has also begun hyping the possibility that these fake electors may not know anything, and may be getting immunity for nothing. But that’s not how things work either. Immunity deals aren’t handed out blindly. Criminal targets generally have to use a proffer session or some other process to show that they have enough useful information to justify being let off the hook, before they’re given such a deal. And if they were to then change their minds and try lying on the stand, or “forget” what happened, they’d just end up criminally charged anyway.
It’s unfortunate that each time great news happens in terms of further cementing Donald Trump’s takedown, the media and pundit class immediately tries to counter it with some even more hyperbolically misleading doomsday narrative about how this latest great news doesn’t matter and he’s still somehow magically going to get away with it all. It’s reaching a point of pure absurdity. Given what Trump is up against in the criminal justice system, all this continued media talk about “Trump 2024” is starting to read like science fiction.
Let’s put it another way: if Georgia Republicans really were on the verge of having the power to magically oust Fani Willis, wouldn’t she be racing to indict Trump as quickly as possible? She’s clearly not doing that. So are we supposed to believe she’s some gullible rube who’s too naive to realize she’s about to get ousted? Come on. These doomsday narratives are silly beyond words, and always fall apart the minute any amount of critical thought is applied. Willis is not going to be ousted from office, no matter how many con artists in the media and pundit class use that narrative to try to scare and outrage you into staying tuned in.
Meanwhile back in the real world, eight of Donald Trump’s criminal co-conspirators just flipped on him in Georgia. It’s pretty darn obvious where this is heading. And no matter what kind of doomsday hysteria might get tossed around, there simply are no magic wands out there that Trump or his allies can use for keeping him out of prison.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report