Last week we saw several of Donald Trump’s 2020 election co-conspirators arrested in Fulton County. It’s important to keep in mind that a lot of these same folks were also recently listed as co-conspirators in Jack Smith’s January 6th criminal indictment against Donald Trump.
Assuming the ever-thorough Jack Smith intends to indict those co-conspirators and not merely list them in Trump’s indictment, it means that people like Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, John Eastman, and Jeffrey Clark are about to get indicted and arrested again.
When? No one knows. We only have a few publicly visible clues. After Jack Smith indicted Trump for January 6th, he reportedly interviewed Bernard Kerik at length about Rudy Giuliani’s role. And as far as anyone can tell, Smith’s January 6th grand jury has remained active since Trump’s indictment, with no real details on what it’s been doing.
It feels like Jack Smith decided to indict Trump first for January 6th, in order to make sure it gets to trial well before the election, and he’s now circling back and finishing up the indictments against Trump’s listed co-conspirators. It’s also possible that Smith is still trying to twist the arms of those co-conspirators, in the hope of getting them to flip on Trump, before he indicts them.
There is also some evidence that Jack Smith is still separately investigating the Trump 1/6 command center at the Willard Hotel, which involved a mostly different cast of characters. Will folks like Roger Stone and Alex Jones finally end up indicted? Will Trump get hit with additional charges in that plot. Who knows? Smith doesn’t advertise what he’s working on.
By design, we still know very little about what additional indictments and targets Jack Smith has up his sleeve. But unless you think he listed six specific co-conspirators in Donald Trump’s January 6th indictment and then called it a day and went home without indicting them, it sure appears that more indictments are indeed coming.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report