Trump and 18 others face felony charges for being part of a conspiracy that began before the 2020 election and continued after January 6.
I'm not that old and can vividly remember when American conservatives respected democracy and the rule of law....Wow! What happened??? Donald Trump...the World's Greatest Ever Debaser. Look how low he's brought American conservatism in such a short time.
Excellent write up. Getting more popcorn on order as these cases play out!
This is the clearest summary I've read yet. Thank you! I'll be sharing widely.
I wish DA Fani Willis the best of luck in this quite challenging endeavor. I am wondering whether Arizona will get it together to follow suit. After all, they had some fake group investigating their ballots. The fact that this group was allowed to recount the ballots in the way they did was and is quite troubling. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/cyber-ninjas-company-led-arizona-gop-election-audit-shutting-down-n1287145
I would like to see the Cyber Ninja's get in trouble for their actions. That is justice.
I find myself regularly surprised by the number of people who are "shocked, shocked, I tell you" by the incredible lengths that Trump and the Republican party have gone to in order to subvert our democracy. There are any number of books, op-eds, and treatises written across the years that outline how far the conservative movement has already gone. That this particular bunch of misfits attempted to pull this one off is not all that surprising. The surprising part is how far they got and how much farther they *might* yet get, given the proud "no-nothingness" of the average GOP voter.
Actually Cheesebro wrote the 2nd memo suggesting the fake elector scheme. He was building on John Yoo's much earlier plan, which was followed up until Yoo told Pence at the last minute not to follow through with his and Cheesebro's written plans for what Pence should do during the counting of votes. (Seth Abrahamson's Proof Substack has the details.)
There is so much to digest and then understand about the sureness, the details, of what has been generally reported as criminality, corruption, in fear of the words betrayal and treason- which this surely is. But we won't officially call it that. A trial for treason would be more satisfactory. But we will take what we can get.
It took many helpers to bring Trump and our country to this precipice. But he did ascend to the presidency somehow because many of us put him there.
We depend on the law now, decent moral people using the law to try to save us from falling off this cliff edge. We depend on our system to enforce the judgements. Ironically, the Presidency is charged with enforcing the law, the one of our three branches. Trump has so many charges against him now and finally the overpowering evidence from his own helpers trying to save themselves, that he may very well spend the years he has left in a prison of some sort... or escape to a welcoming country. (Russia are you listening?)
Good summary of the conspiracy which involved not only Georgia but several other states. Yes, it is surreal that the Republican party continues to give aid and comfort to tRump. It is also, at this point, inexcusable.