A new report from The Western Journal’s Christine Favocci has revealed that former President Donald Trump could potentially make a request to have his trial from the most recent indictment he faces in Georgia, to be moved to a federal court. And while it’s a very unorthodox move, it could have a lot of benefits for him in the long run, especially as he faces down several other indictments.
“On Monday, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis indicted the leading GOP candidate in the 2024 presidential race on 13 counts, including one charge of violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations statute — typically applied to organized crime,” Favocci wrote. “Willis is prosecuting Trump and 18 of his associates — including former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows — for allegedly attempting to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in Georgia.”
Meadows recently filed a motion to have his case transferred out of Fulton County and into a federal court for the Northern District of Georgia right after he was indicted. Then, on Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Steve C. Jones, put an evidentiary hearing for the motion on the schedule for Aug. 28. A report from liberal news network CNN says that many others think Trump is going to take the same course of action.
“This latest in a string of criminal cases against the former president could trip him up more than all of the others, but a change to a federal court could be just what he needs to slip the noose,” Favocci said. “There are many advantages to doing this, not the least of which is delaying the trial as the 2024 primary campaign heats up.”
Another advantage to moving the case to a federal court is the opportunity to pull jurors from a less hostile pool of individuals, not to mention there’s a greater chance of having an impartial judge presiding over the case than if it were to remain in Fulton County. In fact, a federal judge might be more inclined to just throw the whole thing out.
It’s almost a guarantee Trump is not guilty of any of the charges filed against him. The radical left has weaponized the justice system against the former president as a means of ruining his current campaign for the GOP nomination. They don’t want him to go up against Biden in a rematch next year, knowing full well he has a much greater chance of winning due to the poor performance of the president, along with doubts about his health and cognitive abilities.
“Willis used Georgia’s RICO law to string the shoddy indictment together, and it’s doubtful the charges would stand up to scrutiny by a serious judge,” the Western Journal report says.
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“There’s very few cases in Georgia interpreting the RICO statute,” Georgia criminal defense attorney Andrew Fleischman stated, according to a report from CNN.
“A move would mean the case Willis cobbled together and the intricacies of the 1980 state law would go before a federal judge Fleischmann believes would “ask a bunch of questions” about them,” the report continued.
Favocci noted in her report there’s a good chance the change of venue request would be granted, as both Meadows and the former president could likely make a solid case that a federal court is where the case truly belongs because the alleged illegal activity transpired while Trump was the commander-in-chief.
One of the reasons Trump’s legal representation might shoot for such a change of venue is due to the fact there’s a possibility he could be granted a total pardon. It’s written in the Constitution that the president has the legal power to pardon only federal offenses. A pardon in the state of Georgia is highly unlikely for a number of reasons, namely that “pardon power is granted through the State Board of Pardons and Paroles via a five-person panel and only after the criminal serves five years of the sentence.
And, like something straight out of a political thriller, if Trump were to be convicted, but still win the presidency, he could, technically speaking, pardon himself. I know, I know. That sounds absolutely absurd, but hey, truth is stranger than fiction, right?
President Trump can, in fact, pardon himself from the GA charges if he is elected president.
1. The Constitution's silent about whether a president can be indicted.
2. The DOJ has taken the position under both parties that you cannot indict a sitting president because it would…
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