Joe Biden and state-level Democrats used criminal prosecution as their fail-safe to stop Donald Trump from running for president.
The plan is reaching its endgame.
And now a prosecutor gave this major update on indicting Donald Trump.
Elie Honig is a former federal prosecutor and a CNN legal analyst.
In an interview with Charlie Sykes of the left-wing site The Bulwark, Honig predicted that Attorney General Merrick Garland and Fulton County, Georgia’s Democrat District Attorney Fani Willis will both indict Donald Trump on charges relating to the Mar-a-Lago raid.
But Honig admitted it would be nearly impossible for Garland and Willis to make these politically motivated charges stick.
“I’m not saying any of these are locks. More likely than not Fani Willis does indict Donald Trump in the next few months. As I lay out in the book, I think that’s going to be a very difficult case to convert from indictment to conviction,” Honig stated.
Honig says he knows the federal prosecutors working for anti-Republican special counsel Jack Smith and Honig believes they never would have left their position with the U.S. attorney’s office in the Southern District of New York unless charges over Trump having classified documents at Mar-a-Lago were inevitable.
“The special counsels have to recommend what they want to Garland but Garland ultimately has the final say. I believe Jack Smith will recommend indicting on Mar-a-Lago. I say that partially because I know two of the people on Jack Smith’s team. They haven’t told me. I haven’t spoken with them. I don’t know anything, but I know who they are. They were SDNY prosecutors who are supremely aggressive. There’s no way they left their prior gigs to go over and take a huge pay cut and not charge Donald Trump,” Honig stated.
But if Smith recommends charges on Trump over the document ownership dispute Honig admitted that Garland may overrule him due to the fact that Joe Biden and Mike Pence stealing classified documents and not facing charges would expose just how political this case is.
“But if Jack Smith does recommend that Merrick Garland can overrule him. So I think it’s likely Smith recommends an indictment on documents. I’m 50/50 on whether Garland goes along with it. I do not think DOJ ends up indicting Trump on January 6th. I think for the reasons I just said. I think Garland could have done it. I think it’s going to be too late,” Honig continued.
Honig added that he did not think Garland would indict Trump over January 6 because the Department of Justice manual says not to indict on federal charges if someone is facing indictment on another level.
And Honig believes the Democrat district attorney in Fulton County will indict Trump on flimsy charges over Trump’s phone call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger where Trump asked Raffensperger to audit the vote to show there were more than 11,000 fraudulent votes cast for Joe Biden.
Honig also admits this case is nearly impossible to prove because Trump did not ask Raffensperger to commit fraud or manufacture votes.
But Honig also let the cat out of the bag on the fact that the whole point of these charges is to force Republicans to abandon Trump and pick a new candidate in 2024.
“I mean, on the one hand, people say nothing motivates Donald Trump and his followers like a fight. I mean, remember the day his Mar-a-Lago was searched? He got a surge in support and fundraising. On the other hand, at a certain point are the Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haleys, and their supporters of the world going to say, look, the guy’s carrying one, maybe more indictments into primary season, like enough’s enough. I’m not the political expert, but I understand the debate there,” Honig declared.
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