The 2024 election is far from finished, so the weaponization of law enforcement continues in earnest. Democrats used their power in New York and in the Biden Justice Department to target President Donald J. Trump with multiple indictments. This is a brazen attempt to weaken President Joe Biden’s chief political rival through an active lawfare campaign.
The next attack is set to come from Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis.
There has been no shortage of leaking from her investigation, with even grand jury foreperson Emily Kohrs going on a national media tour and gleefully fantasizing about taking down Trump.
Reports now suggest this indictment can come as soon as the week of Aug. 14, and Fani Willis will (somehow) charge Trump with Georgia racketeering felonies for the non-crime of objecting to a presidential election (which is allowed by the federal Electoral Count Act of 1887) and twisting arms politically (which is allowed by the First Amendment).
Like Garland Special Counsel Jack Smith’s recent indictment over Trump’s conversations with Vice President Pence, other government officials, and Trump’s lawyers, Fani Willis’ Georgia indictment would represent the criminalization of the political process.
Presidents are allowed to have contentious calls with state officials as is alleged, and the whole “fake elector slate” crime is nonsensical. After the 1960 election, John F. Kennedy’s campaign put together alternate electors of their own in Hawaii as they awaited a recount after Nixon’s victory in the state. Kennedy faced no charges for this, nor should he have.
No one was duped by what Trump was doing. He didn’t have the “real electors” tied up and gagged in Rudy Guiliani’s car, while his “fake electors” stole their IDs and showed up to vote. Trump was putting up a political and legal fight, through the political and legal processes, with a slate of alternate electors if he prevailed. And Trump didn’t succeed. Just like Democrats’ objections to Republican presidential wins in 1968, 2000, 2004, and 2016 didn’t succeed.
They weren’t charged. So why is Trump? Because Fani Willis is a political hack cut from the same cloth as Alvin Bragg and Jack Smith. She cares about the Democrat Party, not the law nor the well-being of her community and country.
Fani Willis is ignoring her promises to Atlanta voters. She criticized her predecessor and then-primary runoff opponent, Paul Howard, for “politicizing his office at the expense of crime victims.”
That’s exactly what Willis is doing now. Since Willis took office in 2021, violent crime in Fulton County has increased dramatically. Atlanta now has a higher murder rate than Chicago.
As crime has soared, Willis has used her prosecution of Trump to boost her own political profile and even fundraise for her re-election.
After launching the investigation, Willis tweeted about it, requesting followers and donations. Her follower count soon grew from a couple thousand to over 100,000. Like most Democrats, Willis appears to care more about social media credit than her actual constituents.
What was Willis’ reward for interfering in national politics and ignoring her city? Campaign cash. 72 percent of the donations to her re-election campaign in 2022 came in the days immediately following her tweets asking for support and donations while referencing her investigation into Trump. And more than nine out of ten of her donations were from out-of-state donors, according to a motion from President Trump’s defense team. This was her reward for interfering in national politics while ignoring Atlanta.
Willis is open about this being a political affair. After she subpoenaed U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Willis posted a political cartoon on her Twitter page that mocked Graham and Trump.
In the two years after launching her investigation, Willis gave nearly forty interviews with over a dozen different media outlets, even causing the Supervising Judge to note that she was appearing “on national media almost nightly talking about the investigation.”
Willis frequently gave her own opinions on the alleged “criminality” of Trump’s actions, long before the investigation was concluded.
There’s no questioning that Willis is acting as a foot soldier for Biden’s Democrat Party and its active lawfare campaign against Trump.
One of the so-called “fake electors” that Willis is reportedly investigating is Georgia Lieutenant Governor Burt Jones, a Republican. Willis had the audacity to hold a fundraiser for Jones’ political opponent while investigating him. A judge subsequently barred her from investigating Jones.
Like Smith and Bragg, Willis is brazen in her mission to use the justice system to take out Republicans. These Democrat prosecutors do not worry about the appearance of impropriety. They don’t fear any consequences because there haven’t been any.
House Republicans must cut-off all federal funding to Jack Smith, along with any local jurisdiction whose Democrat prosecutors are waging political lawfare against Trump and interfering in the 2024 presidential election. The American people–not Democrat prosecutors, judges, and juries in Democrat hellholes like New York, DC, and Atlanta–get to decide the presidential election.
Mike Davis is the founder and president of the Article III Project, which defends constitutionalist judges. As the former chief counsel for nominations to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), he served as the staff leader for Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation. Davis served as a law clerk to Justice Neil Gorsuch, both on the 10th Circuit and Supreme Court.
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