On Monday, Donald Trump was hit with his fourth criminal indictment of the year this time by a Grand Jury in Fulton County, Georgia.
What are the allegations in this newest indictment? How is the District Attorney, Fani Willis, using a law designed to fight organized crime to prosecute Trump’s plot to steal the 2020 election? What will the timeline for these cases be?
Join our host, Ron Steslow, as he explores these questions Michael Zeldin (former federal prosecutor).
Segments to look forward to:
(01:23) An overview of the current criminal cases Donald Trump is facing
(12:40) Why prosecutors will need to prove criminal intent in the Washington, D.C. case (and why they won’t in the Mar-a-Lago documents case)
(16:00) How a Grand Jury returns a true bill of indictment in Georgia
(22:00) What the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act is and how it’s used in Georgia
(28:50) How normally legal activity can be charged when it’s part of a criminal enterprise.
(35:00) How the RICO charges will allow prosecutors to show the full story of the plot to steal the election in Georgia
(40:00) Whether defendants will have to serve prison time if convicted
(44:00) Why Mark Meadows wants to move the case to federal court
(56:58) Why the Georgia case and the indictment in Washington, DC can have overlap
(1:07:40) The differences between Willis’s and Smith’s strategies.
(1:15:34) What the timeline of these trials might look like
(1:23:05) Whether Donald Trump should be pardoned if convicted of a federal crime
Read more about the differences between Georgia and Federal law about lying to officials: The Two Big Questions Answered by Trump’s Georgia Indictment
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