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An analysis of the Georgia organized crime case being brought against President Donald Trump and a dozen of his close associates during the 2020 election fight has revealed a hole in the case.
So far, among the four defendants who have reached plea agreements, none has ended up with a guilty verdict to the core claim, the RICO organized crime count.
The charges brought by prosecutor Fani Willis claim that Trump and others broke the law when they worked to reverse the decision that Joe Biden won the state in 2020.
Willis famously claims that Trump's insistence to state officials that they look for additional ballots was confirmation of a crime, even though similar comments are routine for politicians in the heat of an election fight.
Since then, of course, evidence of significant outside election influence for the 2020 results has become known, including the $400 million plus that Mark Zuckerberg handed out to recruit voters from Democrat districts to help Joe Biden.
His actions have prompted several states to ban such election-influence operations.
Further, in a move that a poll later revealed almost definitely gave the election to Biden, it was confirmed the FBI interfered in the results by telling media organizations to suppress "Russian disinformation" when it really was accurate reporting about the laptop computer abandoned by Hunter Biden at a repair shop, and the evidence of Biden family behaviors that it included.
According to an analysis in the American Patriot Daily, "Democrats and members of the media whooped it up over Trump lawyer Ken Chesebro pleading guilty in Willis’s 2020 election interference case."
It explained, "Members of the media claimed Chesebro taking a guilty plea meant he sang his guts to Willis implicating Donald Trump in the broader RICO case alleging Trump engaged in a criminal conspiracy to subvert the 2020 election."
But, the analysis confirmed, "Chesebro’s lawyer, Scott Grubman, popped CNN anchor Abby Phillip’s balloon live on CNN."
Responding to Phillip's claim that Chesebro implicated Trump he said, "I am going to respectfully disagree with you on one thing. I don’t think he implicated anyone but himself."
Grubman noted Chesebro didn’t plead guilty to the RICO charge that Willis initially indicted Chesebro, Trump, and 17 others on – "meaning that once again Willis admitted her central allegation was bunk."
Grubman said, "And I just want to point out two important facts that I think will get exactly to your question. Not only did he avoid jail time, but this is the most important. He did not plead guilty to the RICO charge. Mr. Chesebro pled guilty and I printed it out to make sure I had the exact words… conspiracy to commit filing of false documents. The RICO charge was dismissed."
He said he did not see that Chesebro's testimony in other cases would be helpful to the state.
He also discounted Democrats' claims that the group worked on a slate of "fake" electors, explaining that they were alternative electors, should the election results be reversed.
"Chesebro doesn’t think there was a fake electors plan and Abby, please again, I know I’m repeating myself, but the fake electors plot was part of the RICO conspiracy and Fani Willis dismissed the RICO charge. And the charge that he pled to has nothing to do with being the architect of the fake elector plot," Grubman said.
He also openly wondered why, if Willis could prove a RICO case, she allowed Chesebro to plea bargain for an unrelated count.
The report charged, "As Willis continues to extract guilty pleas from Trump supporters over charges that don’t have anything to do with the RICO indictment – Chesebro was the third such plea deal – it is becoming readily apparent that Willis filed an overly broad, politically motivated sham indictment to generate negative political headlines for Trump."
Others, including Sidney Powell and Scott Hall, also have pleaded guilty to lesser counts that carry no jail time "because Willis knows ordinary citizens lack the financial resources to fight even bogus charges," the analysis determined.
In fact, Jenna Ellis pleaded guilty to a count of aiding and abetting false statements, Chesebro's plea was to file false documents, Powell pleaded two to six misdemeanors, and Hall pleaded to conspiracy to interfere.