Now with ninety-one felony charges hanging over his head, accused defendant Donald Trump now has a serious problem. The fourth indictment is in the State of Georgia and accuses Trump with racketeering and is named as one of eighteen criminal defendants charged with the RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act). A ninety-eight-page indictment has been handed down by a grand jury in Georgia, and now defender Trump must do one of two things, to keep himself out of jail.
First, Trump must surrender himself for arraignment, which is a court hearing that will formally accuse him of the charges as outlined in the indictment pending against him, and his so-called racketeering partners. The prosecuting attorney, Fani Willis, wants to see all those charged to appear at the courthouse on the same day, which is August 25th.
Second, which will fail, will try to move his case in Georgia to a Federal Court, instead of being tried in a state court. Why? Because he believes in his own mind that if he became president again in 2024, he could pardon himself from charges from a federal court, but not from a state court.
Regardless of what he believes he can do, it is clear that a few of these upcoming court hearings will commence before the 2024 election. Trump calls this political interference, and it is his method to try and halt the hearings until after the election where he is hopeful that he will win, and then he will nullify any charges against him. He believes that this is the one way he can stay out of jail. If he could ever pull this off, he may have been right. But I don’t believe that even the Supreme Court, who is overwhelmingly Republican biased, with 3 of the members of this high court chosen by Trump himself, would allow Trump, even as president, to be able to pardon himself.
Trump has no shame. He doesn’t care that even in his mind that he caused the insurrection where people were injured and killed because of rioting, he is now running for president. It is his way to clear his name, and only Donald Trump would do it. But if he is convicted in Georgia, he could never pardon himself from the RICO charges he is accused of and will be found guilty of. Trump is staring at a jail sentence if found guilty in Florida. Most likely, Trump will spend the rest of his life in prison. But then the judge can elect to put Trump under house arrest instead. Trump has never faced accountability. He has always evaded it. But in Georgia, especially if the case is held and determined in a state court in Georgia, Trump will finally receive justice. This is my belief.
In a week, the Republicans will hold their first Republican debate. Originally, Trump claimed he would not attend, because he believes in his mind that he is so far ahead of every other contestant in the polls. This is the one thing that Trump is telling the truth about. He is leading in the polls, but now with the indictments held over his head, he must do a few things to be able to qualify for the debate.
Trump is a coward. Trump is quoted as not attending the debate because he will not support any other candidate per the rules of being to attend the debate. But the rules for attending the debate claim that he must support the nominee.
What are the requirements that FOX News states to be able to attend the debate?
1) Candidates must poll at least 1% in three national polls or 1% in two national polls and 1% from an early state poll from two “carve out” states recognized by the committee.
2) Candidates must also have a minimum of 40,000 unique donors’ part of their presidential campaign committee – with at least two hundred unique donors per state – AND SIGN A PLEDGE AGREEING TO SUPPORT THE EVENTUAL PARTY NOMINEE.
Trump will support no one. He in his mind could only support himself. No other candidate matters, except the person he chooses as his running mate for Vice-President, if he becomes the Republican nominee for president. He believes he is better than any of his political candidates. He may just show up, so he could denigrate other candidates. Then again, he may not show up so he could put on a show of his own, during the same time as the debate on Fox.
It is very unlikely that Donald Trump will be able to get all or any of the felony charges removed from any of his court cases. Trump stands to spend the rest of his life in a jail cell.