Legal scholar Jonathan Turler overruled Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis over the charges against former president Donald Trump and 18 others. He said:
“What’s concerning, particularly about this is that Willis didn’t really show any semblance of restraint. She indicted everyone for everything she could think of.
“It is sort of the Jackson Pollock School of Prosecution. She threw it all against the canvas. And I think she is hoping that some of these other co-defendants will flip.
“I think partially she went with the RICO charge is because she’s quite familiar with it.
“This is a prosecutor who made her name bringing RICO state, RICO cases.
“Also, it allows for this type of overarching conspiracy.
“I mean, she is listing over 160 acts.
“There often phone calls, meetings, tweets.
“She just calls them all criminal.
“She says that they all were knowingly false.
“And with that broad brush, she’s able to indict everyone and bring in 19 people into that courtroom.
“That’s the benefit of using a racketeering approach.
“But it also increases the danger for the country in terms of how we will handle contested elections in the future,” he said.
The DA indicted the below people:
Rudy Giuliani, Trump lawyer
Mark Meadows, White House chief of staff
John Eastman, Trump lawyer
Kenneth Chesebro, pro-Trump lawyer
Jeffrey Clark, top Justice Department official
Jenna Ellis, Trump campaign lawyer
Robert Cheeley, lawyer who promoted fraud claims
Mike Roman, Trump campaign official
David Shafer, Georgia GOP chair and fake elector
Shawn Still, fake GOP elector
Stephen Lee, pastor tied to intimidation of election workers
Harrison Floyd, leader of Black Voices for Trump
Trevian Kutti, publicist tied to intimidation of election workers
Sidney Powell, Trump campaign lawyer
Cathy Latham, fake GOP elector tied to Coffee County breach
Scott Hall, tied to Coffee County election system breach
Misty Hampton, Coffee County elections supervisor
The scope of the alleged conspiracy is massive. Indeed, every call, speech, and tweet appears a criminal step in the conspiracy. District Attorney Fani Willis appears to have elected to charge everything and everyone and let God sort them out. https://t.co/T7RzCJbljR
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) August 15, 2023