The District Attorney of Fulton County, Fani Willis, who is presently prosecuting former President Donald Trump and others, received bad news from a former federal prosecutor on Tuesday.
During her Tuesday appearance on CNN, Jennifer Rodgers, a former federal prosecutor, stated that it is unlikely that Willis will obtain the desired outcome following the indictment. The District Attorney has set an ambitious goal of initiating trial proceedings against the former president and 18 additional defendants within six months.
Sara Sidner, a CNN anchor, said to the former prosecutor, “Back in 2022, she presented a case against a rapper and several others. What does this tell you about the timing of this case and how swiftly or slowly it may be tried?”
“Fani Willis has a lot of experience with RICO throughout her prosecutorial career, so she knows what she’s doing in this regard. But going back to the Young Thug case, it’s still in jury selection. I mean months and months just in jury selection,” she said.
“Picking a jury for the former president and these other high-ranking former officials and lawyers and so on is going to be even more complicated than picking a jury for the Young Thung RICO case so to me that just underscores again that six months is an unrealistic goal to try this thing,” she said.
Before the indictment, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney addressed important logistical matters during a typical Monday morning session at the courthouse, where he presided over the grand jury proceedings.
According to McBurney, a grand jury typically presents an indictment in the afternoon, when photography and videography are permitted. This statement was made to a group of media and members of the public who were present in his courtroom prior to the start of motions in a nightclub shooting-related murder case.
As previously reported, the Georgia judge overseeing the indictment against Trump has decided that “at least part” of the trial “may be televised.”
Due to Georgia’s laws regarding courtroom cameras, this court appearance for Trump may be unlike any other. When deciding whether to permit cameras, Georgia law permits judges to consider the parties’ consent, concerns for the safety of those participating in proceedings, and the effect on due process.
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