Trump May Be Charged for Trying to Overthrow Election by End of the Month

  

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Via:  jbb  •  2 weeks ago  •  68 comments

By:   Katherine Fung (Newsweek)

Trump May Be Charged for Trying to Overthrow Election by End of the Month
Experts have added that charges in Fulton County could be the first of several brought against Trump.

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Former President Donald Trump could face his first charges for trying to overturn the results of the 2020 election as early as this month.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis told the Associated Press that she expects to come to a decision on whether her office will charge the former president by June 30 for allegedly attempting to overthrow the results in Georgia.

"I certainly think that in the first half of the year that decision will be made," Willis said in January.

Willis has been investigating Trump's efforts to intervene in Georgia's 2020 election for more than 16 months. Trump lost the state by a narrow margin of 0.23 points.

donald-trump-charges-fulton.jpg?w=790&f=83f3dcfa155866461ec1414e90e93ba1 Former President Donald Trump could face his first criminal charges as soon as the end of June. Trump speaks during the American Freedom Tour at the Austin Convention Center on May 14, 2022 in Austin, Texas. Brandon Bell/Getty

The district attorney has ramped up her investigation in recent months, interviewing more than four dozen people in the state and reportedly subpoenaing a number of state officials, including Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who recently won the GOP nomination for re-election despite Trump's efforts to replace him for failing to help him "find 11,780 votes."

Earlier this year, Willis was granted approval for a special grand jury and has requested backup security from the FBI amid her investigation, citing the January 6 Capitol riot. But she has held off on having witnesses testify before the jury.

"I don't want anyone to say 'oh, she's doing this because she wants to influence the outcome of this upcoming election,'" Willis, a Democrat, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about waiting until after the state's primaries. "The people will decide the outcome of this upcoming election. It will have nothing to do with this district attorney's office."

She also previously told Atlanta's WSB-TV2 in February,"Anyone who violates the law will be prosecuted, no matter what their social status is. No matter what their economics are, no matter what their race or gender is. We are not going to treat anyone differently."

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Legal experts are anticipating that Willis' probe will likely lead to criminal charges for Trump, and suggest that those charges could be the first of many across the country.

"It wouldn't surprise me for Georgia to become the first jurisdiction to indict a former president on felony charges. I doubt it'll be the last. And I think the charges will stick," Laurence Tribe, professor emeritus of constitutional law at Harvard University, tweeted last month.

Trump, on the other hand, has continued to criticize the investigation, declaring it a "witch hunt" and slamming Willis on social media platform Truth Social for going "after me instead of the people that Rigged and Stole" the 2020 election.


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JBB
Professor Principal
1  seeder  JBB    2 weeks ago

Lock Him Up!

 
 
 
Ronin2
Professor Quiet
1.1  Ronin2  replied to  JBB @1    2 weeks ago

When? 

What number of "We have got Trump this time for sure" is this? I have lost count. 

I actually do hope that the Democrats finally get Trump this time. Get him off the 2024 Republican ticket; shut the partisan POS fucking Jan 6th committee up as they will have nothing left to do (they wouldn't know how to fix DC's security issues if you gave them a cheat sheet with all the answers on it); and let the Republicans for 2024 come out of the woodwork to smack down Brandon openly; w/o fear of Trump stepping on them by running again.

The Democrats will have nothing to run on for midterms or 2024. High gas prices; rampant inflation; recession coming; high crime rates; wide open southern border; increased deaths from drugs; passed a million deaths from Covid (the majority on Brandon's watch); and US citizens still in Afghanistan that Brandon abandoned.  

The Clinton's are getting jealous of all of the attention Trump is getting. They are just as corrupt; but no one seems to want to investigate them anymore. They are really upset at having lost the title of being the most investigated family in politics. Maybe Hillary will have to run in 2024. That will surely get them back in the investigation spotlight!

 
 
 
Ozzwald
Professor Quiet
1.1.1  Ozzwald  replied to  Ronin2 @1.1    2 weeks ago
I actually do hope that the Democrats finally get Trump this time.

Why don't you read the article before commenting?  This article is about Fulton County Georgia.  Republican run Fulton County in republican run Georgia.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
1.1.2  Sean Treacy  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1.1    2 weeks ago
Republican run Fulton County

Lol... Do you think Republicans run Chicago, too? 

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
1.1.3  seeder  JBB  replied to  Sean Treacy @1.1.2    2 weeks ago

What does Chicago have to do with the it?

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
Masters Principal
1.1.4  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  JBB @1.1.3    2 weeks ago

256

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
1.1.5  seeder  JBB  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1.1.4    2 weeks ago

And yet you bitch if anyone else posts a meme? original

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
1.1.6  Sean Treacy  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1.1.4    2 weeks ago

Three upvotes for "Republicans control Fulton County. "

What else can you do but laugh?

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
Masters Principal
1.1.7  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  JBB @1.1.5    2 weeks ago

I only do maybe one a week. A few others, it's at least one an article. Like ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

And you may just want to review your comment history JUST today

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Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.1.8  Texan1211  replied to  Sean Treacy @1.1.6    2 weeks ago

Isn't it odd they think they can post a falsehood like THAT and not expect people to actually bother to look into the bogus claim?

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.1.9  Texan1211  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1.1.7    2 weeks ago

Memes are a great way for some folks to communicate intelligently.

It doesn't work like that for everyone, obviously.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
1.1.10  seeder  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.9    2 weeks ago

Do Trump memes make you mad or just sad?

original

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.1.11  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @1.1.10    2 weeks ago

Just sad for people whose use of memes seems to be the best communication method they can employ.

But in your defense, I do like your little memes compared to what you manage to type when you don't use memes.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
1.1.12  seeder  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.11    2 weeks ago

I hear you. We all hear you. It never changes...original

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.1.13  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @1.1.12    2 weeks ago

OOOOh, that's a good one.

Now, should I expect it to be repeated ad nauseum on almost every article like your other memes are?

Stick with those memes--you're doing great, just trust me!

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
1.1.14  seeder  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.13    2 weeks ago

original

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.1.15  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @1.1.14    2 weeks ago

Wow, another one!

And hey, this is a new one!

Congrats!

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.1.16  Tessylo  replied to  JBB @1.1.12    2 weeks ago

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JBB
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1.1.17  seeder  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.15    2 weeks ago

original

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
1.1.18  seeder  JBB  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.16    2 weeks ago

original

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.1.19  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @1.1.17    2 weeks ago

Wow, on a roll today!

Got some more original ones?

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
1.1.20  seeder  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.19    2 weeks ago

Can you direct us to any on topic comments you have made on this entire article that were not merely a cheap shot at another member?

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
1.1.21  Trout Giggles  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1.1.4    2 weeks ago

The wiki page has the party of each commissioner...4 Democrat, 3 Republican. So yeah....you're right it's not republican "controlled"

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.1.22  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @1.1.20    2 weeks ago

Sure.

Post 1.1.8.

A reply to a false claim that YOU 'liked'.

Do you like false claims when they suit some argument you think is being made?

See what happens when you steer away from your usual memes?

Not pretty---go back to them.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
1.1.23  seeder  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.22    2 weeks ago

WRONG! Comment 1.1.8 had zero to do with Trump's impending indictment in Georgia...

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.1.24  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @1.1.23    2 weeks ago

You are the seeder. You liked the false claim post, and have responded several times, making that post and my response on topic.

Thanks for that, BTW!

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
1.1.25  Trout Giggles  replied to  JBB @1.1.23    2 weeks ago

JBB...if somebody is going off topic flag them. If they persist they may get a trolling ticket. Don't put up with the bullshit

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.1.26  Texan1211  replied to  Trout Giggles @1.1.25    2 weeks ago

Trolling?

Is that what all the memes unrelated to the article are?

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.2  Tessylo  replied to  JBB @1    2 weeks ago

I'm not holding on to any hope of this happening.  That big steaming pile of shit may get away with it.  

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
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1.3  igknorantzrulz  replied to  JBB @1    2 weeks ago

Amazing, that the "right' needed NO evidence to Lock up so many, while they declare that without Trump being found guilty, even when, you know, they know, HE IS !, it's all a witch hunt, while the Dog doesn't. Because a pathetic GOP did NOT want it to be, does not an exoneration make, irregardless of what

Trumphy did state

 
 
 
bugsy
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1.4  bugsy  replied to  JBB @1    2 weeks ago

Obviously you are not paying attention to the Jan 6 sham committee.

The HEAD of the committee has come out publicly and stated they do not expect to send referrals for charges against Trump to the DOJ.

Yet another of your pipe dreams have come to a devastating end.

BTW...how are your "clandestine Russian spy ring" coming along?

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
1.4.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  bugsy @1.4    2 weeks ago

That was a misstatement made by Chairman Thompson which he has retracted already...

In any case, this is not even about the January 6th Committee. This is about Trump illegally ordering Georgia officials to "find votes"...

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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1.4.2  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  JBB @1.4.1    2 weeks ago

Ordering?? He can't order anyone to do anything. LMMFAO. I swear liberals come up with the damnedest shit.....................jrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
1.4.3  seeder  JBB  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1.4.2    2 weeks ago

Trump was President of the United States at the time he ordered Georgia officials to find enough votes to steal the election from Biden.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
Masters Principal
1.4.4  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  JBB @1.4.3    2 weeks ago

He told them to find the votes. He can't/couldn't order ANYONE to do jack shit. That is your imagination...........and deluded vision

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.4.5  Tessylo  replied to  JBB @1.4.3    2 weeks ago

Pay no mind to the defend to the death trumpturdians.  We know trumpturd told Georgia how many votes to 'find'

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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1.4.6  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Tessylo @1.4.5    2 weeks ago

That he did. No doubt. Order them to find them? LMMFAO

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.4.7  Tessylo  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1.4.6    2 weeks ago

Speaking of deluded

That is the crime.

What deluded moron doesn't get that?

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
Masters Principal
1.4.8  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Tessylo @1.4.7    2 weeks ago

The crime? hahaha. Alright, I am telling you right now to go into the supply room and grab 20 packs of sticky notes and take them home. And the result will be much the same as it was when Trump "ordered" LMMFAO Georgia to find the votes. ZIP!!

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.4.9  Tessylo  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1.4.8    2 weeks ago

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Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.4.10  Tessylo  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1.4.8    2 weeks ago

Only a deluded moron believes the steaming pile of shit did nothing wrong.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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1.4.11  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Tessylo @1.4.10    2 weeks ago

Guys,

Stop with the deluded commentary. Only warning.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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1.4.12  Trout Giggles  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1.4.4    2 weeks ago

He thought he was giving an order. Is that better?

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
1.5  devangelical  replied to  JBB @1    2 weeks ago

trump doing a perp walk would shake another bunch of rwnj's out of the trees...

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.5.1  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @1.5    2 weeks ago
trump doing a perp walk would shake another bunch of rwnj's out of the trees...

Gosh, if only we hadn't heard THAT over the last 6 years!

 
 
 
Duck Hawk
Freshman Silent
2  Duck Hawk    2 weeks ago

WTF are you people talking about? This is about the interference in the Georgian election not the insurrection at the capitol.  Jesus Christ if you are going to be bitching about something at least be on the same topic as the article is.

 
 
 
Nerm_L
PhD Principal
3  Nerm_L    2 weeks ago

Fulton County, Georgia?  That doesn't justify what Congressional Democrats are doing.

Democrats had damn well better deliver a Federal prosecution.  These little two-bit sideshows won't let Democrats off the hook.

 
 
 
JBB
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3.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  Nerm_L @3    2 weeks ago

Democrats? Is Trump a Democrat? I didn't know!

 
 
 
Nerm_L
PhD Principal
3.1.1  Nerm_L  replied to  JBB @3.1    2 weeks ago
Democrats? Is Trump a Democrat? I didn't know!

Democrats have decided the most important thing for the country to focus its attention on at the moment is Trump's crimes.  Trump is guilty as hell.  Democrats had damn well better deliver a Federal prosecution.

Democrats have decided that Trump's crimes are more important than anything else Congress could be doing.  Democrats have decided that it is more important to inform the country about Trump's crimes than inform the country about Biden's agenda (if Biden has an agenda).

Democrats have placed their credibility on the line.  If Democrats don't deliver then who will believe Democrats the next time they say something is important?  Without a Federal prosecution then all of this will be seen as just another political stunt by Democrats to divert attention away from important issues.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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3.1.2  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Nerm_L @3.1.1    2 weeks ago
Democrats had damn well better deliver a Federal prosecution.

They or their mindless lemmings can't even figure out exactly what is chargeable.  They've chirped "Trump's going to be charged" so many times that it's just white noise as of late.  Many of the "investigations" have failed filing charges and many of the "investigations" have been stopped over a lack of evidence.  And every time a random article appears (I think this is the 5th or 6th one in the past 2 days) the left starts blathering endlessly on things that have not bee proven.  

You are correct that the Democrats credibility is on the line, it's not like they have much anyway.  But hey, lets blow it all on bullshit instead of doing something about the continually rising inflation, rising fuel prices, illegal immigration, etc..

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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3.1.3  JohnRussell  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @3.1.2    2 weeks ago
But hey, lets blow it all on bullshit instead of doing something about the continually rising inflation, rising fuel prices, illegal immigration, etc..

We can walk and chew gum at the same time.  Its not a matter of Trump or inflation. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1.4  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.3    2 weeks ago
We can walk and chew gum at the same time.  Its not a matter of Trump or inflation. 

Yeah, Biden and Harris are so focused on the border we are experiencing record numbers coming across.

But not to worry, the Biden Administration 'feels our pain' and is focusing on that temporary inflation we all saw coming last year.

Voters vote their finances.

Democrats should take notice of that sometime during their autopsy of what went wrong in the midterms.

 
 
 
Nerm_L
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3.1.5  Nerm_L  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @3.1.2    2 weeks ago
They or their mindless lemmings can't even figure out exactly what is chargeable.  They've chirped "Trump's going to be charged" so many times that it's just white noise as of late.  Many of the "investigations" have failed filing charges and many of the "investigations" have been stopped over a lack of evidence.  And every time a random article appears (I think this is the 5th or 6th one in the past 2 days) the left starts blathering endlessly on things that have not bee proven.   You are correct that the Democrats credibility is on the line, it's not like they have much anyway.  But hey, lets blow it all on bullshit instead of doing something about the continually rising inflation, rising fuel prices, illegal immigration, etc..

Democrats cannot sweep wall-to-wall prime time coverage under the rug.  Democrats wanted the country's attention.  Democrats' can't weasel out now.

Without a Federal prosecution Democrats' credibility will be in the toilet.  And since Cheney has been prominent, anti-Trump Republicans will be dragged down with Democrats.  

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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3.1.6  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.3    2 weeks ago
We can walk and chew gum at the same time.

You say that but the actions reflect differently.  

Its not a matter of Trump or inflation. 

One is an obsession by the left that they can't get over and the other is a serious problem for the country that is being ignored.  

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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3.1.7  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Nerm_L @3.1.5    2 weeks ago
Democrats wanted the country's attention.  Democrats' can't weasel out now

And their lack of action on actual matters of the country is there for the world to see.  

And since Cheney has been prominent, anti-Trump Republicans will be dragged down with Democrats.  

Hopefully that will bring in people who will actually do something for the country instead of this stupidity.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
3.1.8  Ender  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @3.1.7    2 weeks ago

What is the republican action? What are they doing right now?

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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3.1.9  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Ender @3.1.8    2 weeks ago

There isn't much they can do being as hamstrung as they are with the Democrats focusing on retribution for their hurt feelings.  That all could (will) change come November.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
3.1.10  Ender  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @3.1.9    2 weeks ago

So in other words. they are sitting on their hands...

 
 
 
Nerm_L
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3.1.11  Nerm_L  replied to  Ender @3.1.8    2 weeks ago
What is the republican action? What are they doing right now?

Negotiating gun control legislation.  Attempting to increase support for the Border Patrol.  Calling for incentives to increase oil and gasoline production.  Protecting the SALT tax increase on the rich.  Voting for military aid to Ukraine.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
3.1.12  Ender  replied to  Nerm_L @3.1.11    2 weeks ago
gun control legislation

A bipartisan effort. Which Imo won't really change much. Something like that really needs to be done at the local and state level.

Attempting to increase support for the Border Patrol

How, by talking about it?

Calling for incentives to increase oil and gasoline production

Again, just talking about it.

Protecting the SALT tax increase on the rich

? Real hard there. I am sure it is taxing on them. Pun intended.

Voting for military aid to Ukraine.

They would look like idiots if they didn't.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
3.1.13  Trout Giggles  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.3    2 weeks ago
We can walk and chew gum at the same time.

speak for yourself. My TI at basic told us to stop and render salutes because he didn't trust us to walk and salute at the same time

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
3.1.14  Ender  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.1.13    2 weeks ago

If you can walk, salute and carry a rifle,...Promotion!

(kidding)  Haha

 
 
 
Nerm_L
PhD Principal
3.1.15  Nerm_L  replied to  Ender @3.1.12    2 weeks ago
Again, just talking about it.

What can Republicans do to get bills onto the floor when Pelosi and Schumer ignore members of their own party? 

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
3.1.16  Ender  replied to  Nerm_L @3.1.15    2 weeks ago

Are you saying Pelosi and Schumer are pulling a McConnell?

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
PhD Guide
3.1.17  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Ender @3.1.10    2 weeks ago

Best thing to do when you opposition is making a fool of themselves.  

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
3.1.18  Trout Giggles  replied to  Ender @3.1.14    2 weeks ago

In the Army...sure.

 
 
 
Nerm_L
PhD Principal
3.1.19  Nerm_L  replied to  Ender @3.1.16    2 weeks ago
Are you saying Pelosi and Schumer are pulling a McConnell?

Yes I am.  The difference is that Pelosi and Schumer aren't afraid of Biden.  

That's why Democrats can't sweep their wall-to-wall prime time coverage under the rug.  Biden provides no cover and no leadership.  So, now Democrats must deliver.  Democrats weaseling out of prosecuting Trump will be a serious hit to Democrats' credibility.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
3.2  Tessylo  replied to  Nerm_L @3    2 weeks ago

We're not the ones telling Georgia how many votes need to be found.  

 
 

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