Trump and 18 members of his "criminal enterprise" indicted in Georgia
All charged under RICO law, which requires time in prison, no probation. Trump cannot pardon himself or anyone else in Georgia. Neither can the governor.
It was all very suspenseful in the hours leading up to the indictment handed down by Fulton County, Georgia, District Attorney Fanni Willis, as witnesses testified all day Monday and the grand jury stayed well past the court’s regular closing time. Then the grand jury handed down the indictment, which was sealed for hours until the clerk processed it.
But it delivered big time: Unsealed at about 11:15 p.m., the indictment charged 19 people, including Trump, in a 41-count indictment which states the defendants are part of a “criminal enterprise.” Thirty other unindicted co-conspirators are referred to in the 98-page document. These people either flipped or are targets who will be pressured or possibly indicted.
Willis gave a press conference late into the night, naming all those charged—which include Rudy Giuliani, Mark Meadows, Sidney Powell, Jenna Ellis, and John Eastman—and answering a few questions. She ordered them all to appear in court on their own by Friday, August 25th, said she wanted to try all 19 at the same time, and would ask for a trial to occur within six months.
There are a few things that make this indictment stand out—and make it the most dangerous for Trump if he wants to stay out of prison.