“It’s in front of him” may be the words that finally send Donald Trump to the hoosegow.
The focus of Fulton County District Attorney, Fani Willis’ Grand Jury investigation was on the scheme to present a fraudulent slate of Electors to Congress (which VP Mike Pence was supposed to select for the Electoral College). And, according to the January 6th Committee report, RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel sent an “elector recap” memo to Trump summarizing the scheme, based on a phone call between McDaniel, lawyer John Eastman, and the then President. Crucially, a Trump aide told McDaniel, “It’s in front of him.”
Years back, I was principal investigator on a major RICO conspiracy case in Georgia, where the state’s racketeering law is tougher than federal law. I cannot see how Trump avoids state RICO charges — as the instigator of the fraud who has, apparently, signed off on the plans for the Electoral vote heist.
In this edition of the Election Crimes Bulletin, host Dennis J. Bernstein and investigative journalist Greg Palast discuss the prospects for Agent Orange to don an orange jump suit.