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Georgia District Attorney Ready To Indict Trump And Others As Soon As December: Report

A district attorney in Georgia is reportedly ready to begin handing down indictments against failed, one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump and others as soon as December, according to CNN.

The Georgia prosecutor leading an investigation into efforts by Donald Trump and his allies to overturn the 2020 election is aiming to quickly wrap up the grand jury’s work after the midterm elections and could begin issuing indictments as early as December, sources familiar with the situation tell CNN.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has said that her investigation into attempts to subvert the 2020 election will go quiet beginning later this week to avoid any appearance of influencing the upcoming election. But while her investigation will not make any overt moves in the next few weeks, her team is gearing up for a flurry of activity after Election Day.

The reason for the December date is simple, according to former US attorney Michael J. Moore:

“I think her hands are tied, certainly, until after the midterms. She wants to pull some of the politics out of it, so to ensure that the investigation is not forgotten, instead of sort of rattling the sabers and subpoenaing other witnesses you would just say you know we’re going to take this time to reflect on the investigation.”

The investigation by Willis is tied to the infamous phone call Trump made to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in which the ex-president urged election officials in the Peach State to “fine” the votes needed to guarantee he would be declared the victor in the state, which President Joe Biden won by nearly 12,000 ballots.

Willis is also looking into the selection of alternate and fake electors who would agree to cast their votes for Trump when presenting results to the Electoral College. That action alone is a felony.

 Danny Porter, former district attorney for Georgia’s Gwinnett County, explains what Willis is investigating:

“It has moved from just the idea of the phone call to the Secretary of State to a much broader investigation of tampering with the election.”

Willis has suggested that she may seek to charge Trump and others with RICO charges, which would involve a larger conspiracy of criminal behavior.

Willis has said she could pursue RICO – Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations – charges as part of her investigation. Racketeering charges, sometimes used in gang-related activity, allow prosecutors to bring charges against multiple defendants. Willis could use the law to try to make the case that Trump and his allies were part of a criminal enterprise in their various efforts to pressure state officials, put forth fake electors and otherwise try to influence the election.

Why RICO? Willis explains:

“The reason that I am a fan of RICO is, I think jurors are very, very intelligent. They want to know what happened. They want to make an accurate decision about someone’s life. And so, RICO is a tool that allows a prosecutor’s office and law enforcement to tell the whole story.”

 

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Twitter Has A High (And Hilarious) Time With News Of Biden’s Marijuana Pardons

President Joe Biden announced today that he is pardoning all prior federal convictions for simple possession of marijuana, according to The Washington Post.

President Joe Biden is pardoning thousands of Americans convicted of “simple possession” of marijuana under federal law, as his administration takes a dramatic step toward decriminalizing the drug and addressing charging practices that disproportionately impact people of color.

Biden’s move also covers thousands convicted of the crime in the District of Columbia. He is also calling on governors to issue similar pardons for those convicted of state marijuana offenses, which reflect the vast majority of marijuana possession cases.

In a statement, the president noted that “no one should be in jail just for using or possessing marijuana.”

“Too many lives have been upended because of our failed approach to marijuana. It’s time that we right these wrongs.”

It didn’t take long before the political ramifications of the weed pardons began to set off lots of chatter and laughter on Twitter.

And there was also the miscellaneous commentary, which ranged from the entrepreneurial to the absurd.

To borrow a line from an old song by Styx, “Light up everybody!”

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Congress GOP

Lauren Boebert Gets Hit With A Lawsuit That Could Expose All Of Her Dirty Secrets

This has been the proverbial Week from Hell for Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO).

On Wednesday, a new poll showed that Boebert and her Democratic challenger, Adam Frisch, are statistically tied in the latest poll taken in the state, meaning that she could be facing losing her seat in Congress after just one term.

And now Boebert is being hit with a defamation lawsuit that threatens to expose all of the darkest secrets from her past, including some she has denied for years.

David Wheeler, co-plaintiff and president of the American Muckrakers PAC, has filed suit in a North Carolina court, alleging that statements he made about Boebert were indeed truthful and her attack on him constitutes defamation, according to the Smoky Mountain News.

In June, the PAC published scandalous allegations against Boebert, accusing the Christian conservative of formerly being an unregistered escort, and of having had two abortions — allegations, according to the lawsuit, that Wheeler and American Muckrakers believe to be true.

The four-count lawsuit alleges that Boebert told Hannity days later that there was no evidence to back up Wheeler’s claims, that the claims are false and that Wheeler knew the claims were false when he published them. Boebert also threatened legal action, called Wheeler a “hack” and blamed “radical Democrats” for an effort to remove her from office.

Wheeler alleges that the PAC suffered a 92% decrease in revenues after Boebert made her remarks, plummeting from “an average of $20,000 a month to around $3,800 a month.”

Now that the defamation suit has been filed, discovery could potentially open up all of Boebert’s life, including the accusations made by American Muckrakers. Even if none of them prove to be true, it could still expose Bobert to unwanted attention right as she’s trying to convince voters in her district to give her another term in office.

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Elections GOP

WATCH: Conservative Tries To Justify Voting for Herschel Walker And Gets Slammed By CNN Panel

CNN political commentator Alice Stewart got hit with a heavy dose of criticism when she tried to defend the indefensible actions of Georgia GOP Senate candidate Herschel Walker and suggest that he’s still the beset person in the race.

Recent revelations about Walker — including his allegedly paying for a girlfriend to have an abortion and physically abusing his family — won’t matter to voters in the Peach State, Stewart suggested, because they are focused on on issues such as inflation and crime:

“We’re seeing character and ethics are not a qualifying factor for elected officials anymore. It’s unfortunate but it’s actual reality… But conversations in my home state of Georgia, they’re not concerned with what Herschel Walker did in 2009.”

That led CNN Senior Political Analyst John to counter with this reminder:

“What we’re saying is character doesn’t count. That’s what’s really dangerous. If you go down that slippery slope and say that character doesn’t count, confidence doesn’t count, telling the truth doesn’t count, what you’re really saying is, ‘Party above country, power above everything.'”

When Stewart said that voters would still support Walker due to his conservative policy positions, commentator S.E. Cupp pounced:

“I don’t see conservatism in a lot of this, I don’t see policies, principles, ideas. I see people like Herschel Walker and Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert and Donald Trump and Matt Gaetz vice-signaling to their base. And all they’re voting for now is, ‘Who do they hate and are they the same people I hate?'”

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Trump Claims Pollster Said He Would Have Beaten Washington And Lincoln Running On The Same Ticket By 40%

Speaking to the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) Hispanic Leadership Conference in Miami, Florida on Wednesday, failed, one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump claimed that a pollster once told him if he ran against George Washington and Abraham Lincoln running on the same ticket with each other, he would have beaten the two beloved presidents by 40%.

According to The Recount, Trump remarked:

“I remember a very famous pollster, very well known, John McLaughlin, came to my office just prior to the plague coming and he said, ‘Sir, if George Washington and Abraham Lincoln came alive from the dead and they formed a President-Vice President team, you would beat them by 40 percent.’ That’s how good our numbers were.”

How do we know Trump made up this conversation? Obviously, because Donald is a pathological liar and has never told the truth about anything.

The other way we know it to be a complete falsehood is because it’s simply a reimagination of comments the disgraced ex-president made while still in office, according to Business Insider.

Donald Trump told journalists that he believed he could beat George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in an election.

“I think it would be hard if George Washington came back from the dead and he chose Abraham Lincoln as his vice-president, I think it would have been very hard for them to beat me,” Trump told Washington Post journalists Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig.

Trump also said something similar to conservative host Hugh Hewitt.

“I don’t know if you’ve seen, the polls have been going up like a rocket ship. George Washington would have had a hard time beating me before the plague came in, before the China plague.”

Had Trump not repeatedly downplayed the seriousness of the COVID pandemic, the 2020 election might have been closer, but Biden would still have won because a majority of voters said they voted against Trump because they were tired of his extremist policies and endless scandals.

Supposedly, Trump is planning to run again in 2024. Apparently he wants to lose twice and be even further humiliated.