Donald Trump Could Face Criminal Charges in Georgia Very Soon as DA Promises ‘Imminent’ News
Donald Trump’s weird week went from bad to worse late Tuesday. After two nights of 2AM post frenzies on Truth
Donald Trump’s weird week went from bad to worse late Tuesday.
After two nights of 2AM post frenzies on Truth Social indicating the former President is feeling anxious about something, the “something” was revealed.
The District Attorney for Fulton County, Georgia, announced late Tuesday that criminal charge decisions are imminent as the office fought to keep the grand jury investigation results sealed for now.
And the subject of those indictment decisions is Donald Trump – and a few of his closest political allies.
Donald Trump is Worried About Something – But What?
Atlanta area DA Fani Willis says “decisions are imminent” on whether to charge Donald Trump over attempts to overturn 2020 election. But strongly hints prosecutions of "multiple" individuals are coming:https://t.co/PVTnBoNQtT— Chris McGreal (@ChrisMcGreal) January 24, 2023
As January has progressed, it has become more and more obvious that something is under Donald Trump’s skin.
From personal attacks on anyone he could land a hit on – including Georgia election worker Ruby Freeman – to middle of the night posts and admonishments of fellow Republicans, Trump has been more agitated than usual so far in 2023.
While there are a number of legal headaches bearing down on the former President, it was clear that something in particular was spooking Trump – and now we know what.
Yesterday, ABC News reports, “The judge hearing arguments over whether or not to publicly release the report by the Georgia grand jury investigating efforts by former President Donald Trump and his allies to overturn the results of the 2020 election said Tuesday that he will take all arguments under consideration and ‘circle back’ with a decision at a later date.
Fulton County Judge Robert McBurney heard arguments Tuesday regarding the public release the long-anticipated confidential report, which the grand jury submitted earlier this month, according to court records, after probing the matter for months.
‘My proposal is that I think about this a little bit and then contact both groups,’ McBurney said. ‘There will be no rash decisions.’
Earlier in the hearing, the district attorney leading the probe told the judge that she opposes the public release of the grand jury’s report.
‘In this case, the state understands the media’s inquiry and the world’s interest,’ Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis told McBurney. ‘But we have to be mindful of protecting future defendants’ rights. We want to make sure that everyone is being fairly, and we think for future defendants to be treated fairly, it is not appropriate for this report to be released.'”
And the reason for the delay became clear when DA Willis announced that charging decisions were “imminent.”
Donald Wakeford, a prosecutor in the DA’s office, added in the arguments that release would be “dangerous” to the people “who may or may not be named in the report for various reasons.”
“It’s also a disservice to the witnesses who came to the grand jury and spoke the truth to the grand jury,” he continued.
Since the news broke yesterday that charges would be announced soon, Trump has steered clear from mentioning Georgia and his “perfect” phone call, which he went on about at length before the announcement was made yesterday.
Will Donald Trump Face Charges in Georgia?
The question on everyone’s mind, then, is: will Donald Trump face charges in Georgia?
And the answer is: it’s likely.
While it’s unclear exactly what the Grand Jury found, the high level of secrecy around the investigation coupled with Trump’s tendency to threaten and strong-arm people suggests that he may be one of those who will face those imminent charges.
However, even if Trump isn’t directly charged- which seems vanishingly unlikely – his closest allies, including Senator Lindsey Graham and Rudy Giuliani – could go down hard.
Right now, Trump can’t afford to lose any allies. With a number of legal issues closing in around him like a vice, Trump is trying to keep his eyes on the prize – a return to the Presidency in 2024.
But the rapid fire controversies are exhausting his voter base, with many saying it’s time for “new blood.”
That new blood could well turn out to be Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who has not formally announced plans to run in 2024.
DeSantis could be waiting to see what happens to Trump, and if he goes down through one of many legal and criminal investigations currently circling the former POTUS.
DeSantis has little to gain by announcing early, and much to gain by waiting.
It’s clear Trump understands that, as he has continued posting polls on Truth Social that show him beating DeSantis in primary competitions.
However, the polls Donald Trump shares are increasingly in the minority as more and more donors and Republican voters are turning their eyes to Florida and DeSantis’s vicious and successful culture wars.