After waiting for literally years following the 2020 election, followers of former President Donald Trump are not surprised at the number of indictments appearing just as the 2024 presidential election looms. Trump has never stopped insisting that the election was faulty and therefore is a threat to anyone who is in favor of the questioned results.
It seems that the Democrats have spent the last two years finding any loophole they can in order to charge the former president with anything possible just before Republicans vote for the presidential candidate for 2024. The fourth indictment was handed down in Georgia this week, based on a “racketeering” statute.
A grand jury in Fulton County, Georgia, handed down an indictment to Trump and 18 others over their alleged “attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election in the state”. In reality, the Trump campaign sought to expose irregularities in the voting process.
Conservatives loudly protest that all four of Trump’s indictments are taking place during Trump’s candidacy, in which he is currently the Republican frontrunner, and for the substance of the charges. Fox News contributor and law professor Jonathan Turley told “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday that he finds the indictment in Georgia to be “troubling” because challenging election results is not a crime.
More discussion ensued on “The Five” on Tuesday, reports the Daily Caller:
“The Five” co-host Harold Ford Jr. said Tuesday that Trump is not immune from criminal charges just because he is running for president, and argued the indictments are justified from a legal standpoint.
“You don’t think this is totally over the top? As a judge, four? I mean, even when — everything you say makes sense except it’s all bullshit! It’s all nonstop, we know this is designed to banish an isolated, destroy a political outsider who predicted this. Chuck Schumer, remember this?” Gutfeld said. “Don’t mess with the intel agencies. They’ll arrest your team and keep it off the field.”
“Do you not think he’s done anything?” Ford asked.
“He is probably one of the most troubling, consequential figures in history, but no. He doesn’t deserve any of this,” Gutfeld said.
Judge Jeanine Pirro added the indictments were not handed down until after Trump’s presidential campaign announcement in November. Ford said if Trump had not been indicted immediately, the prosecutors would have been accused of not doing a thorough investigation.
“Oh, baloney!” Pirro responded. “It doesn’t take two and a half years to get indicted!”
Co-host Dana Perino immediately attempted to mediate the tension by saying Trump’s indictments were going to be criticized no matter the timing.
The exchange echoes thoughts across America. If there was blatant attempted controlling of the election by Trump, why were charges not brought then?
The situation of charges being brought now when actions were in fact years ago is similar to other accusations made toward Trump, such as the case in New York where Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg handed Trump a 34-count indictment charging the former president with falsifying business records to pay “hush money” to former porn actress Stormy Daniels prior to the 2016 election.
Trump maintains innocence in the matter with Daniels.
In Washington, D.C. Trump has been charged by special counsel Jack Smith for storing 15 boxes of classified documents in his Florida residence, Mar-a-Lago, despite many more documents being found in possession of President Joe Biden, dating from the days that he was not [resident and therefore should not have them in his possession.
Trump has stated many times that he declassified the documents in his possession himself as a sitting president, as is his power.
Smith has also indicted Trump regarding the events at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. According to the Washington Post, Smith’s indictment charges Trump with Conspiring to “defraud the United States, conspiring to obstruct an official proceeding, and conspiracy against rights in connection with what prosecutors allege was a plan to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.”
Trump maintains that he was attempting to get to the bottom of the confusing reports of corruption in voting across the country.
Now, in Georgia, it seems it has taken two years to find a statute to even accuse Trump of wrongdoing.
Some of the charges handed to Trump and his associates include Georgia’s “Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations” (RICO) Act, solicitation of violation of oath by a public officer, conspiracy to commit forgery in the first degree and conspiracy to commit false statements and writings, the Daily Caller continues.
Pirro voicing the obvious fact that it does not take years to complete an investigation puts all the indictments in perspective of the upcoming presidential election.
Trump has pleaded not guilty to all charges listed in the first three indictments during his arraignments. Now, in Georgia, 18 more of his team have been included in the attack.
Trump plans to speak publicly about the Georgia election fraud matter on Monday next week in a news conference at 11 am.