Trump’s Problems In Georgia Take Dark Turn

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – The co-defendants in the Georgia election case have begun splitting into groups with two of former President Donald Trump’s former lawyers agreeing to cooperate with Fulton County prosecutors.

Late last week Fani Willis, the Democratic District Attorney of Fulton County, reached plea deals with Kenneth Chesebro and Sidney Powell, two of the co-defendants in the racketeering case. Both have agreed as part of the plea deal to provide truthful testimony against their co-defendants in the case.

Many legal experts were unsurprised by this development, arguing that it would possibly increase the legal jeopardy that other defendants are facing and could cause more defendants to accept plea deals.

Former federal prosecutor Chris Mattei argued that the most important thing about the plea deals was the signal it was sending to the other defendants in the case. As he pointed out, firstly it showed that their time to cooperate was coming to an end, and secondly that prosecutors were continuing to build their case which could result in them no longer needing to cooperate with individuals.

The two lawyers agreed to the plea deals only a few days before their trial was set to start next week. Chesebro agreed to the plea deal on Friday while Powell had done so one day earlier. Former bail bondsman Scott Hall had also agreed to a plea deal a week earlier.

While Powell and Hall were both charged over breaching one of Coffee County’s election offices, Powell was a bigger part of the case as he was one of Trump’s lawyers after the 2020 presidential election.

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