Legally, it’s up to a grand jury to decide whether or not to proceed with charges… so why was a new list of indictments against Trump posted online before the jury had finished their deliberations?
It’s a question many are asking since Reuters broke the story:
The Fulton County, Georgia, court’s website briefly posted a document on Monday listing several criminal charges against former U.S. President Donald Trump that appeared related to his attempts to overturn his 2020 election defeat in the state, before taking the document down without explanation.
The Fulton County District Attorney’s office said in a statement that no charges had been filed against Trump.
The document was dated Aug. 14 and named Trump, citing the case as “open,” but is no longer available on the court’s website. Reuters was not immediately able to determine why the item was posted or removed.
“The Reuters report that those charges were filed is inaccurate. Beyond that we cannot comment,” a spokesperson for the District Attorney’s office said. — Reuters
Conservatives immediately called BS, while the left — strangely — called this Reuters story a MAGA conspiracy theory.
Because we all know how deeply committed the News services have been to supporting Conservative points of view, eh?
⚖️Robert Gouveia Esq⚖️examines Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis lets a big one slip and it turns out to be Trump's pending indictment.A list of Trump's charges in an open case hit the court docket before the Grand Jury even voted.
We review the Grand Jury proceedings in GA pic.twitter.com/adqBC3fAFN
— Star Ali Mistriel (@AliMistriel) August 14, 2023
Here we go again: another disastrous Trump indictment. It’s downright pathetic that Fulton County publicly posted the indictment on its website even before the grand jury had finished convening. Since the four prosecutions against Trump are using novel & untested legal theories,… pic.twitter.com/LOYkGcCgm5
— Vivek Ramaswamy (@VivekGRamaswamy) August 14, 2023
Is Vivek right? Should Trump’s lawyers go on offense here?