The cases against Donald Trump seem to be well managed
Last spring and summer the hits for Donald Trump were coming at a lightning pace. It seemed like every two months he was getting hit with another indictment or another civil lawsuit. There seemed to be no way this timeline wasn’t coordinated. Now with some embarrassing developments in Fulton Country GA, evidence of coordination has begun to emerge.
Just to review the timeline of Trump’s most recent legal difficulties:
· On April 4, 2023, soft-on-crime Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg indicts Trump on 34 felony counts of Falsifying Business Records regarding payments to Stormy Daniels through attorney Michael Cohen.
· On May 9, 2023, a Manhattan civil jury found Trump not liable for allegedly raping E. Jean Carroll, but somehow found him liable for sex abuse in the same lawsuit. Carroll admits that part of her legal bills were paid for by Democrat party operative Reid Hoffman.
· On June 8, 2023, Trump is indicted by Jack Smith and company in the Southern District of Florida Federal Court on 37 counts of mishandling classified documents and conspiracy to obstruct justice.
· On August 1, 2023, Jack Smith comes through with another 4 count indictment in Washington, D,C. Federal Court. This time Trump is charged with conspiring to overturn the 2020 election.
· On August 14, 2023, the Fulton County DA Fani Willis announced that she had indicted Trump and 18 others on a multiple count Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization indictment charging that crimes were committed around an attempt to overturn the election results in Fulton County, Georgia. This indictment was rushed out in a late night press conference possibly in an effort to take attention away from US Attorney David Weiss’s case against Hunter Biden.
· On October 2, 2023, a trial started in regard to a civil lawsuit by New York State Attorney General Letitia James against Trump and the Trump organization. The AG alleged that Trump was involved in a scheme to defraud creditors and lenders by overstating the value of his properties. She is seeking an astounding $370 million in damages, a settlement that would destroy Trump.
This whole timeline seems quite coincidental. Seemingly every few weeks, Trump gets hit with another legal setback. These cases kept his name in the media in a very negative light for most of 2023. None of the cases overlapped. Trump was kept and will be kept ping-ponging up and down the east coast attending his court dates and trying to keep his legal bills paid while campaigning for President.
It would be logical to assume that there was some sort of coordination in the legal attacks on Trump. This week we got a bit closer to proving a degree of collusion.
Fani Willis apparently hired her boyfriend at taxpayer expense to join the team that is prosecuting Trump in Fulton County. Over a period of two years Nathan Wade has been paid over $650,000 dollars by the Fulton County Prosecutor’s Office despite having very little criminal trial experience. Wade used some of that money to take Willis on extravagant vacations.
This is not a good use of taxpayer funds and seems unethical, but that is something for the voters of Fulton County to deal with. What is more illuminating are some of the billing records that Nathan Wade filed. He dropped a total of $4,000 in legal fees for two meetings that he attended well outside of his work in Fulton County. He met twice with individuals at the White House as this case against Trump was getting underway.
On May 23, 2022, Wade’s records indicate that he met with the White House Counsel. On November 18, 2022, Wade billed another meeting with “DC/White House”. What was the purpose of these meetings? Earlier this year Fani Willis refused to answer any questions from Congress about possible collusion with the White House and federal prosecutors.
It looks like Willis had good reason to refuse to cooperate with the probe. Her boyfriend was billing taxpayers for White House meetings that smack of coordination.
This is not a smoking gun. It is not proof of collusion. It does not establish that the White House was involved in some wide-reaching conspiracy to ensure Trump could not be on the ballot in 2024.
But there is smoke there. Voters should be made aware of the attendees at those meetings and what was discussed. Trump might not be the only one facing charges of election interference.
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