The announcement that former President Donald Trump has been indicted by an activist Democrat prosecutor in Fulton County, Georgia really comes as no surprise. Afterall, like New York Attorney General Letitia James, Fulton County DA Fani Willis campaigned on getting Donald Trump.
And just in case you doubted that Mr. Trump was going to be indicted, the 13-count indictment was briefly posted online before the Grand Jury even voted – so it was a foregone conclusion when the official announcement was finally made.
“The events that have unfolded today have been shocking and absurd, starting with the leak of a presumed and premature indictment before the witnesses had testified or the grand jurors had deliberated and ending with the District Attorney being unable to offer any explanation,” read a statement from Trump lawyers Drew Findling, Jennifer Little and Marissa Goldberg after the indictment was unsealed.
The establishment media likes to portray Mr. Trump’s post-election challenges to the announced outcome of the 2020 election as an attempt to “overturn” the election, but this is an intentional misstatement of the facts behind then-President Trump’s legal maneuvering.
What Mr. Trump’s legal team did was challenge the accuracy of the count and the legality of votes in a number of states, including Georgia where the evidence of fraud or error was substantial.
After a state-required hand-recount of the Election Day totals President Trump picked up about 1,300 votes in the recount, which left Biden with a margin of about 12,000 votes, meaning the questionable votes cited above could have, indeed most likely did constitute Joe Biden’s margin of “victory.”
It was this vast trove of questionable ballots to which Mr. Trump was referring during his now infamous phone call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, during which Mr. Trump implored the state official to “find 11,780 votes,” enough to reverse his apparent loss to Joe Biden.
Then there is the matter of whether the Georgia voting machines were “hacked” as some have alleged. PBS News Hour (hardly a pro-Trump Rightwing source) aired a segment on Oct. 26, 2020, focusing on the state of the voting machines in Georgia. PBS hired "white hat" hackers to test the Dominion machines, and all of them found that the machines were hackable from outside the system. The segment starts at the 37-minute mark through this link: https://www.youtube.com/live/D6ukowwFdRI
Even more outrageous than the indictment of the former President is the indictment of his lawyers. Their indictment is part of a larger lawfare conspiracy on the Left to deprive conservatives and adherents of Mr. Trump’s MAGA Movement of capable legal representation.
The 65 Project and various bar association complainants have conducted relentless attacks on the lawyers representing Mr. Trump for doing what lawyers are supposed to do – vigorously and creatively represent their clients and present their claims in law or equity.
As Shawn Fleetwood pointed out in an article The Federalist:
To justify her claim that Trump and his associates engaged in a “conspiracy” to overturn the 2020 election results, Willis cites numerous acts of indictees engaging in lawful free speech that she asserts helped further this so-called conspiracy.
In Act 22, for example, Willis cites a Dec. 3, 2020, tweet from Trump telling his followers to tune into One America News Network (OANN) to watch state legislative hearings on Georgia’s elections. According to Willis, this constitutes “an overt act in furtherance of the conspiracy.”
But the incident is hardly the first in which Willis attempts to criminalize free speech. In Act 100, she similarly claims a Dec. 30, 2020, Trump tweet telling people to watch other hearings on the conduction of Georgia’s 2020 election on OANN and Newsmax is another example of Trump furthering this so-called conspiracy.
Other examples of perfectly legitimate actions or rhetoric Willis cited as a “furtherance” of alleged crimes include a Dec. 7, 2020, retweet by Giuliani of a tweet encouraging Georgians to “call [their] state Senate House Reps ask them to sign the petition for special session” to ensure the state has “free & fair elections.” Willis also cited a Nov. 7, 2020, text Meadows sent to Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., asking for the phone numbers of Pennsylvania’s House speaker and Senate leader because Trump wanted “to chat with them.”
At the end of the day, concluded Mr. Fleetwood, Willis’ sham indictment is nothing more than a blatant, Democrat-backed attempt to criminalize Americans’ First Amendment right to free speech. It’s not just designed to silence Trump and his associates, but anyone who dares to go against Democrats and their Marxist agenda.
Shawn Fleetwood is right, and we should all resist a regime that seeks to criminalize criticism of the government and deprive its opponents of the best available legal representation because if we don’t, we will be left in forced silence as the show trials begin.
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