(PatriotNewsDaily.com) – The two election interference cases against former President Donald Trump are causing complexities not only for the prosecutors but also for the five defendants that are listed in both the Georgia case and the federal case.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis charged a total of 19 defendants in her case, including Trump. Out of them, five are also named among the six co-conspirators of the former President in the case filed by Special Counsel Jack Smith.
Former federal prosecutor Ankush Khardori pointed out that it is not common to have both federal and state prosecution cases that deal with the same facts. This is why it is often the case that federal prosecutors will request the state and local authorities to stand down from their cases so that certain issues concerning the timing of the trials or possible overlapping witnesses can be avoided.
However, in this particular case, there are complexities that both the defense and prosecution will face that stand to complicate the case even further.
The five figures central to these cases are the five attorneys who had advised Trump up until the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack. These are Kenneth Chesebro, Jeffrey Clark, Sidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani, and John Eastman. These five have only been charged in the racketeering case in Georgia and are still uncharged in the federal court case. The absence of federal charges has stoked speculation that the DOJ may try to flip them.
The sixth co-conspirator in the federal case is Trump’s senior adviser Boris Epshteyn, who is not mentioned in the case in Georgia.
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