Fulton County Attorney calls on special grand jury to consider indicting Donald Trump

Over and over, Americans have seen Trump escape the aftermath, both for his dozen credible sexual assault allegations, and for his Manhattan affairs (Donald Trump appears to have been the only co-conspirator in whom the secondary conspirator , Michael Cohen, went to jail and the main conspirator, Donald Trump, has not been charged), or something similar, so far, which has to do with January 6. It looks like the Fulton Co. District Attorney’s Office may be trying to finally hold Donald Trump accountable, and we’ve all heard the evidence.

According to CBS News:

Fulton County prosecutors will begin selecting attendees Monday for a special grand jury to consider whether former President Donald Trump should be accused of his attempts to pressure Georgia officials to overturn the 2020 election results, which he lost.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis asked a jury in January to appoint the special grand jury because of “information indicating a reasonable likelihood” that the election “was subject to possible criminal disruption.”

Willis said in interviews that the investigation includes a January 2, 2021 phone call in which Trump told Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger: “I just want to find 11,780 votes.” Trump lost status to Joe Biden by that margin, a result claimed by several accounts.

You might want to prepare to hear screams of rage about the “racist” Atlanta District Attorney (Willis is a black woman, as is NYAG Letitia James). Donald Trump seems to believe that court proceedings are legitimate and free from racism only when a white prosecutor accuses a black man, the natural order of things that so many white men with red hats find so appealing.

The statute of electoral interference in Georgia is convoluted and an indictment is not automatic although it can be assumed that Trump’s phone call would be clearly illegal. There are other considerations, including whether a unanimous verdict could ever be obtained if there was a MAGA on the panel who was convinced Trump had won anyway, among many other issues that DA Willis understands better than anyone else.

But breading a grand jury is the first step. It is a secret process. Don’t expect titles. Neither Trump nor his lawyers can be present, and it’s a very safe bet that we won’t hear any witnesses after they testify. We only know that Fulton County has initiated the process and we will learn the answer when they are done.

Ideally, Trump will eventually be held accountable for something. But like so many Mafia bosses before him, he makes things extremely difficult.