Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis obtained indictments against former President Donald J. Trump and 18 others Monday night. In essence, she accused them of racketeering in connection with Trump’s attempt to challenge 2020 election results in Georgia.
Why Fulton County?
Willis began her investigation in February 2021, over a telephone call Trump made to Georgia Secretaryh of State Brad Raffensperger. Allegedly, Trump said, “find me 11,780 votes” (Biden’s winning margin in Georgia), but Raffensperger would not help. And in January 2022, Willis asked for a special grand jury, one that would focus on only one case.
Fulton County, of course, contains Atlanta, site of the infamous Suitcase Scandal. Most Atlanta voters cast their votes at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena. Around midnight November 3, the Chief Officer of Election at the site announced that a water main had broken. That person ordered all election challengers (“poll watchers”) to leave. After they left, four OOEs (“poll workers”) reached under a black-draped table and pulled out several “suitcases” (election equipment and supply carriers) apparently containing pre-filled-out ballots in batches. Not only that, they started running those ballots through a scanner up to forty times.
As an Officer of Election himself, your correspondent can attest: there is neither good reason nor excuse for such behavior. But the Trump legal team tried to get a hearing on this controversy, but the courts dismissed their challenge for lack of standing.
On May 25, 2023, Twitter (now X) influencer “Dom Lucre, Breaker of Narratives,” shared a thread listing irregularities not only in Georgia but in Arizona and Michigan as well.
A mistaken post?
The 98-page indictment accuses not only Trump but 18 other people:
- Mark Meadows, former White House Chief of Staff in the Trump administration,
- Rudy Giuliani, attorney and former Mayor of New York City,
- Jenna Ellis, attorney,
- John Eastman, attorney,
- Kenneth Chesebro, attorneyu,
- Ray Smith, attorney,
- Robert Cheeley, attorney,
- Sidney Powell, attorney,
- Shawn Still, Trump elector candidate,
- Cathy Latham, Trump elector candidate,
- David Shafer, Trump elector candidate,
- Stephen Lee, pastor,
- Misty Hampton, officer of election,
- Trevian Kutti, publicist,
- Jeffrey Clark, former Assistant, then Acting Attorney General,
- Mike Roman, Trump campaign official,
- Scott Hall, and
- Harrison Floyd, leader of Black Voices for Trump.
In a still-unexplained event, the Fulton County Court published a list of thirteen charges before the grand jury finished voting. The clerk deleted them, but not before X influencer Clay Travis screencapped them and shared them:
In fact, even rival Presidential Candidate Vivek Ramaswamy shared his own screencap, together with this scathing commentary:
State Senator Colton Moore (R-Trenton, Ga.) called this morning for a review of Willis’ actions in a special legislative session.
Moore went further, calling for defunding the Fulton county D.A.’s office.
Attorney Alan Dershowitz said on Tuesday (August 15) that he, then representing Vice-President Al Gore in 2000, did the same things now charged in the indictment. “Now they’re making it a crime,” Dershowitz said, and lamented that in no uncertain terms.
Terry A. Hurlbut has been a student of politics, philosophy, and science for more than 35 years. He is a graduate of Yale College and has served as a physician-level laboratory administrator in a 250-bed community hospital. He also is a serious student of the Bible, is conversant in its two primary original languages, and has followed the creation-science movement closely since 1993.
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