So, the fourth sham indictment has arrived. This one is so absurd it was filed with Atlanta’s Fulton County Clerk of Court on Monday morning and assigned a Judge before the Grand Jury, which was supposed to meet Monday and Tuesday for purposes of at least the appearance of a legal process, had deliberated or voted!
Reuters broke the news Monday morning, posting the indictment which appeared on the court’s website. Here’s the document as it appeared, only to disappear shortly thereafter. Whoops.
To cover for this rigged deal, the grand jury was reported to be working “very fast” and the chief judge told reporters Monday evening to get dinner, anticipating the final indictment Monday night. Most certainly it will come by today, Tuesday. It will be interesting to see how the final charges differ from the document the clerk posted.
Trump’s attorneys, Drew Fielding and Jennifer Little responded by stating the obvious: “The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office has once again shown that they have no respect for the integrity of the grand jury process. This was not a simple administrative mistake. A proposed indictment should only be in the hands of the District Attorney’s Office, yet it somehow made its way to the clerk’s office and was assigned a case number and a judge before the grand jury even deliberated. This is emblematic of the pervasive and glaring constitutional violations which have plagued this case from its very inception.” In a late afternoon statement to the press, the Clerk’s office labeled the indictment “a fictitious document floating around in social media” without further explanation.
While our entire media will focus on analyzing this one endlessly, putting lipstick on this pig, the whole deal is bullshit. Full stop. It charges Trump with RICO and various conspiracies for a phone call he made to Georgia officials pressing them to investigate vote fraud and for the fact that Georgia legislators created a slate of electors to preserve Trump’s challenge to the vote in the electoral college should court challenges to the fraud bear fruit either in the courts or in Congress. In other words, Fani T. Willis, the Democratic DA who pledged to “get Trump,” is seeking to become the grand wizard of inventing criminal charges based on Donald Trump’s perfectly legal and constitutional actions.
Willis initiated this witch hunt with a special grand jury which heard testimony without the normal due process protections which attend even a normal grand jury process. She then sent the mentally challenged and very weird jury forewoman on a national media tour to tease the public about this grand jury’s potential findings. Even CNN and MSNBC were smart enough to recognize this as a total violation of the principles of Grand Jury secrecy by the 30-year-old clown who led Willis’ special Grand Jury. I cannot even characterize Emily Kohrs better than Megyn Kelly. Just watch. Her social media accounts demonstrate an absorption in witchcraft, or, as one wag commented, she is a real witch functioning in the Trump witch hunt.
Hey, Congress and legislatures in New York and Georgia, over to you. Defund, Smith, Willis, and Bragg. Sign and circulate the petition. The whole world is watching and mourning our descent into a fascist banana republic. The latest round implicates the nature of repeats in history. They occur not as tragedy, but as farce.