The special grand jury will be impaled to investigate Trump for racketeering

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As the Manhattan grand jury gets all the attention, the Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney prepares to set up a special grand jury to investigate Trump’s election interference as a racketeer.

Trump faces racketeering investigation in Georgia

The New York Times reported:

A special grand jury, which by Georgia’s statute would include 16 to 23 members, could focus solely on the potential case against Trump and his allies. Ms. Willis is likely to take the step soon, according to a person with direct knowledge of the deliberations, on condition of anonymity because the decision is not final. Even if such a jury could issue subpoenas, Ms. Willis would need to go back to a regular grand jury to seek criminal charges.

Ms. Willis said there is a racketeering charge. Such cases are often associated with prosecution of Mafia bosses, using the Federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, known as RICO, and Georgia has its own state version of the law.

Trump and his allies are lobbying Georgia’s election officials

Trump was recorded trying to pressure election officials in Georgia to find votes for him, and Georgia officials say Trump’s White House has been lobbying them for weeks to overturn the election.

The failed former president did not help himself when he spoke publicly over and over again about how he tried to pressure Georgia’s Republican elected officials.

While the Manhattan grand jury is investigating Trump’s affairs, the grand jury in Georgia will examine Trump and his friends. The Georgia investigation is potentially more dangerous to Trump personally than the New York investigation.

But the next special grand jury in Georgia raises the question: How many criminal grand juries can investigate Trump before he is charged?

We may find the answer in early 2022.

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