If you were hoping that this past week would produce new criminal indictments against Donald Trump, you ended the week disappointed in that regard. But so many indictment-related things have happened in the past day or two, it all points to even more forthcoming indictments than one might have been expecting.
First there was the news out of Jack Smith’s classified documents probe, which included a target letter sent to a Mar-a-Lago employee, informing him that he’s about to be indicted on charges like obstruction and perjury unless he immediately cuts a deal. In other words, there are more indictments coming in Florida – and for all we know it could include additional charges against Donald Trump himself. But that was just the beginning.
There was also news out of Jack Smith’s January 6th-related probe. It turns out Smith already had Jared Kushner testify against Trump to the grand jury a month ago – pointing to the likelihood that Trump is about to get indicted for January 6th any day now. It also turns out Smith has interviewed current officials in states like Michigan and New Mexico about Trump’s “fake elector” scheme, pointing to federal indictments in numerous states.
Then there was the news that the new Attorney General of Arizona is ramping up a state level criminal probe into Donald Trump and the fake electors in that state. This means Trump could end up standing trial on state charges in Arizona, along with everywhere else we were already expecting him to be indicted.
And of course yesterday Trump asked the Georgia Supreme Court to remove Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis from the case, a futile move that won’t help Trump at all and merely gives away just how desperate he is – and how soon he expects those charges to come down.
So while this wasn’t the week for indictments to come down (unless they happened under seal and leak out this weekend), the sheer number of moving parts makes clear just how many indictments are coming against Donald Trump and his numerous co-conspirators – and a number of those indictments appear to be in the endgame stage.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report