Donald Trump faces his fourth indictment as a 23-member Grand Jury was convinced by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ proposal to bring criminal charges against the former president and his allies regarding the overturning of Georgia state’s 2020 election results.
Donald Trump’s niece Mary Trump commented on the development in her “The Good in Us” substack post.
When Willis spent about seven-and-a-half months over the case it was to hone her case with “such exquisite care” that the Fulton County Grand Jury heard from seven witnesses and returned ten indictments against an unknown number of individuals in a single day, said Mary Trump in the post.
“There will be nowhere for Donald Trump to hide,” Mary Trump said, reasoning that unlike in federal courtrooms, there are cameras in the courtroom of Judge Robert McBurney.
“It is very possible that it is the Georgia case that will now drive the timeline for the other cases,” Mary Trump, who is a podcaster and psychologist by profession said.
“But whatever happens, I think it’s likely that the plaintiffs—we, the American electorate—will be afforded more transparency, more openness, and more deliberate speed than in other venues,” she added.
The Fulton County indictment, according to Mary Trump, “feels different from all of the indictments that have come before.”
“This feels pivotal, this feels more real,” she added.
In a post on social media platform X, Mary Trump said, “In fairness, he’s been the head of a criminal organization since the 1970s–this one just includes people who aren’t actually members of his family.”
Mary Trump said she would weigh in on the development further when the indictments have been unsealed.
Looking ahead, the defendants in the case will be arraigned, which is the formal reading of the charges in the court. Donald Trump’s legal team will likely ask the court to waive the arraignment and the former president may enter a non-guilty plea without appearing in court.
Donald Trump will likely be released on the assurance that he will return to face the charges at trial. He could also seek to shift the case out of Fulton County, where 73% voted in favor of President Joe Biden, said Reuters of the probable next steps in the case.
The defendant’s legal team could be interested in getting a pushed-out schedule for the trial so that it does not interfere with his election campaign, it added. Despite the legal setbacks, Donald Trump remains the leading contender in the Republican presidential primary.
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