Fani Willis is taking her shot against Donald Trump.
It’s not going the way Democrats hoped.
And Fani Willis is facing a hard truth that will enrage Democrats.
Willis unveiled a much-hyped 41-count indictment against Donald Trump and 18 other co-defendants alleging a grand RICO conspiracy to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
To any clear-thinking legal observer, the indictment was a fraud and a series of attempts to criminalize ordinary political behavior in the hopes of advancing the Democrat Party’s central 2024 campaign message that Donald Trump was a felonious authoritarian trying to end democracy in America.
Democrats and the media salivated when Trump lawyer Sidney Powell pleaded guilty to six misdemeanor counts of conspiracy to commit intentional interference with performance of election duties.
A judge sentenced Powell to six years’ probation and ordered her to write a letter of apology to the state of Georgia and pay $2,700 in restitution and $6,000 in fines.
But just like Willis’s initial indictment, there was far less going with the Powell guilty plea beneath the surface of the splashy headlines.
Former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy is not a Donald Trump fan.
McCarthy believes Trump is unfit for office and works for the establishment RINO National Review.
But in his latest column analyzing the Powell guilty pleas McCarthy burst the Democrats and the media’s bubble.
McCarthy wrote that “my first impression of Sidney Powell’s guilty plea in the Fulton County election-interference case is: It signals that District Attorney Fani Willis’s much-heralded RICO indictment — in which 19 are charged, including Powell’s famous co-defendant Donald Trump — is a dud.”
The former federal prosecutor went on to compare the Powell guilty plea to those Robert Mueller scored during the Russia collusion witch hunt where Trump associates would plead guilty to a variety of process crimes that had nothing to do with conspiring with Moscow.
Powell pleaded guilty to some nickel-and-dime misdemeanors that never mentioned the central RICO allegation Willis initially leveled against Powell, Trump and the rest of the so-called “co-conspirators.”
“If these were serious prosecutions, we would not be seeing probation sentences. If Willis truly believed in her ballyhooed RICO charge…she’d induce her cooperators to plead guilty to the RICO charge and explain, in the plea allocution, what they did, particularly in conjunction with Donald Trump, that makes them guilty,” McCarthy continued.
McCarthy wrote that Willis dropped the election conspiracy charges in the Powell plea agreement because her case was a bust and had nothing.
“Willis’s case appears to be the opposite. She filed the grandiose allegations in an indictment that depicts Trump as if he were the boss of a Mafia family — with Powell as one of his lieutenants. Now she’s pleading people out to minor infractions,” McCarthy added.
“There’s good reason to believe that’s because minor infractions are all she’s got,” McCarthy stated.
What this case showed is how abusive and rogue prosecutors can force Americans to plead guilty because they can’t bear the expense of a trial.
And in this case, Willis especially didn’t care about overcharging everyone because the punishment is the process.
Willis never hid that this case was politically motivated.
Fani Willis was the only Democrat prosecutor forcing Trump to take a mug shot as Willis figured that humiliation would brand Trump as a criminal no matter the outcome of the trial.
And critics contend Willis brought an indictment she couldn’t back up because all she wanted was the headlines accusing Trump of essentially being a traitor to the country.