Trump’s toxic legacy surges on as prosecutors file more charges against him

Georgia District Attorney announces charges against Trump for his election meddling in 2020
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Grand jurors in Georgia returned 13 indictments against Donald Trump on 14 August. They relate to allegations that the former US president pressured officials to overturn current president Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory in the state. However, the decision led Trump supporters to make death threats against some of the jurors.

Trump faces four sets of charges

Following a two-year investigation, prosecutor Fani Willis filed 13 felony charges against Trump on 14 August. Felonies are the most serious type of crime in US law. The charges include those under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. The RICO Act is usually levied against organised crime groups.

Willis also charged Trump with six conspiracy counts over alleged efforts to commit forgery, impersonate a public official, and submit false statements and documents.

Trump wasn’t the only person charged. Eighteen other people were named including his former lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who once presented himself as a champion of RICO.

Trump’s charges in Georgia join three other sets of charges filed against the former president. On 2 August, prosecutors filed federal charges against Trump for trying to overturn the 2020 election results.

Earlier, in June, Trump was handed seven charges related to the mishandling of classified documents. And in March, a New York grand jury voted to indict Trump on 34 counts after allegations he paid ‘hush money’ to Stormy Daniels over an affair.

State prosecutors have asked for Trump’s case in Georgia to begin on 4 March 2024. This would place it a day before Super Tuesday, when over a dozen states vote in the Republican primaries. It’s also eight days before Georgia’s own primaries vote. The first hearing would take place on 5 September 2023.

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Meanwhile, the federal case against Trump is pencilled in to begin on 2 January 2024, though Trump’s lawyers are pushing for an April 2026 date. The Stormy Daniels case will begin in May 2024.

Georgia’s law system is less strict than the federal and New York systems. As a result, it’s possible news stations will televise Georgia’s case against the former president from the first hearing onwards.


Trump has used his Truth Social social media platform to argue against the slate of charges. Following Georgia’s indictment of him, Trump posted:


Meanwhile, he responded to federal charges against him with a similarly worded post:

These Fake Indictments against me didn’t come down from heaven, they came from the most corrupt President in the history of the United States, Crooked Joe Biden, in order to Rig & Steal another Election

However, Trump’s supporters have taken more serious action against those involved in cases against him.

Texas police arrested Abigail Jo Shry on 16 August after she threatened the life of judge Tanya Chutkan, who will oversee the federal case against Trump. According to the charges against her, Shry is alleged to have left a voicemail at Chutkan’s offices with racially-charged insults. She also allegedly stated “You are in our sights, we want to kill you”.

Shry further threatened Chutkan’s family, as well as anyone involved in Trump’s prosecution, specifically naming Black lawmaker Sheila Jackson Lee.

People have also made similar threats against grand jurors in Georgia. Police said on 17 August that they are investigating after the personal details of 23 jurors and three alternates were published. The details included images and home addresses. In many US states such details are kept secret, but for Georgia such transparency is standard procedure.

Users on 4chan reacted with racism and ableism, and described the information as a “hit list”. Georgia police said they would “respond quickly to any credible threat”.

2024 presidential bid

When prosecutors filed federal charges against Trump, they made him the first standing or former US president to face criminal charges. Despite this and the three other indictments against him, the real estate tycoon is continuing with his 2024 presidential election bid.

Trump claimed the charges against him were part of a plot by Biden to disrupt his election campaign. However, he has also attempted to use the legal cases against him to his advantage. He claimed the charges have increased his popularity, and used them to appeal for donations.

In total, Trump has 91 charges against him, equating to a maximum of 700 years in jail. However, Trump’s charges – and his potential convictions – will not stop him from serving as president.

Additional reporting by Agence France-Presse

Featured image via Bloomberg Television/YouTube

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    1. Biden’s Toxic Legacy SO FAR is 500,000+ dead Ukrainians, Taiwan on a knife-edge, and a world a hair-breadths away from a Nuclear Holocaust.

      Funny how, when you stop being so “Laser-focused” and step back even a tiny step or two, [Which seems impossible for those afflicted with terminal TDS], the entire picture changes dramatically.

      Here’s another way to think about it. The US election was JUST as corrupted as the UK’s Establishment’s deliberate MASSIVE vote-rigging to prevent Corbyn winning. Tell me, how much “evidence” would YOU find of that in the UK’s secretive deep state machinations? None. It just “happened” that the huge increase in mail-in ballots “happened” to be in Corbyn swing seats – at the very same time that a month-old, foreign-funded new “Party” also sat in those very same Corbyn swing seats, that closed itself down a week after the ‘election’.

      Corbyn understood there would never be an investigation of this, and that it was pointless to remain when the deep state acted so blatantly to rig the election. Trump however, lacks that political realism.

      I had a GREAT belly laugh hearing that the Georgia – GEORGIA FFS!! – elections were “Entirely clean”. People DO understand that is the equivalent of saying “BloJo never lied!”, don’t they? Don’t they?

      Not under TDS, they won’t.

      NO-ONE knows what the actual results were, because the USA requires International Monitors for their elections. There is a very good chance that Trump properly lost. But NO-ONE KNOWS THAT.

      The USA is not remotely a “democracy” – anymore than the UK when we had a potential decent PM running.

      FUCK all these “indictments”, they are political theatre for the mentally infirm.

      Ask yourself this rather simple question: Has ANYTHING the Orange Blob done equalled the planned DNC holocaust in Ukraine?

      Half a MILLION+ dead Ukrainians, most forcibly press-ganged from the streets and sent to die without even rifles or ammunition, INSTEAD OF a “New European Security Architecture” that would include the Eurasian superpower as an equal, not as an American target for Regime Change.

      If your answer is “Yes, What Trump Has Done Is Worse Than That!”, then there is literally no hope for you whatsoever. Morally, Ethically, or even just basic self-preservation if you cannot find it in yourself to be ashamed for treating Ukrainian lives as NATO toilet roll.

      Blah blah blah, “Trump is a very bad person”, blah blah blah blah blah. Well DUH! You hardly need a Uni course in Corbynite Ethics to work THAT out!

      What about his DNC ENEMIES?

      All I hear is snores from the Canary. Shame.

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