With all the public focus on Donald Trump’s criminal indictment in Manhattan for financial fraud, it might be easy to forget that he’s also on the verge of criminal indictment in Fulton County Georgia for election fraud. But now we’re getting some news on that front, and in what’s becoming a trend of late, it’s not good news for Trump.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has already finished building her criminal cases against Donald Trump and others in front of a special grand jury. That special grand jury ended up recommending several unnamed people for criminal indictment, and Willis is now working through the process of having a regular grand jury bring those indictments. But because the special grand jurors have already completed their work, they’re allowed to talk to the media.
The special grand jury foreperson has already told the media that the people recommended for indictment are exactly the people one would expect, which has been widely interpreted as including Donald Trump. Now the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has conducted off-camera interviews with five unnamed special grand jury members, and they’re revealing some things that Trump probably won’t want to hear.
For instance, the special grand jury didn’t hear two recorded phone calls of Trump urging Georgia officials to commit election crimes, it heard three such recordings. And after poll worker Ruby Freeman testified about how false claims made by Trump and Rudy Giuliani impacted her life and safety, one of the jurors cried in her car afterward.
But the part that Donald Trump – and likely some other criminal targets – are going to hate is what one special grand juror said about the overall criminal case. Simply put: “It’s gonna be massive.”
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report