Breaking news struck like a thunderbolt, shaking the very core of Donald Trump’s world. The Fulton County district attorney, Fani Willis, is closing in on the ex-president with a criminal investigation into his alleged attempt to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia. (vanityfair.com) Reports indicate that Willis has gathered evidence for a sprawling racketeering indictment that could spell disaster for Trump. But that wasn’t the only bombshell of the day. Aileen Cannon, a federal judge appointed by Trump himself, set a trial date of May 20, 2024, for Trump to face off with the federal government in the classified-documents case. Staffers and aides scrambled to avoid Trump’s ire, knowing that this trial date was far from the postponement they had hoped for. The fear of what lay ahead gripped Trump’s inner circle as the legal storm loomed ever closer.
While the trial date came later than what the prosecutors had sought, it still loomed dangerously near for Team Trump. ( 📰 Questions raised about disowned Biden granddaughter’s security ) They had been banking on a postelection trial, hoping that a second term in office would somehow make his federal legal woes vanish. Yet, hope seemed to be dwindling as the government’s indictment against Trump was said to be rock-solid. Former attorney general Bill Barr himself was taken aback by the sensitivity and sheer volume of the documents involved, remarking, “If even half of it is true, he’s toast.” The gravity of the charges was not lost on anyone, as a Fox News legal analyst warned, “All the government has to do is stick the landing on one count, and he could have a terminal sentence. We’re talking about crimes that have a 10- or 20-year period as a maximum.” Trump and his alleged co-conspirator have entered a plea of not guilty, but the stakes were higher than ever, and the pressure was mounting.
Yet, this wasn’t the only courtroom battle that Trump had to brace for in the upcoming spring. Before the classified-documents case even began, Trump would have to face the Manhattan district attorney’s charges related to his hush money deals. The trial was set to begin on March 25, a mere three weeks after Super Tuesday, adding even more weight to the already daunting legal challenges ahead. ( 📰 Kellyanne’s Husband Reveals Big Name ‘Flipping’ On Trump? ) Trump’s legal battles were now front and center, and the world watched with bated breath as the fate of the ex-president hung in the balance. (politico.com)
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