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US Courts Just Ruled Against Donald Trump In Georgia Case

SheFinds 12/6/2022 Maria Pierides
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Donald Trump’s legal woes are going from bad to worse, as he’s just been hit with another bombshell; this time as a spate of court rulings have rejected claims by the former president and some of his allies for executive privilege preventing them from testifying in court. Omg!

Trump’s Court Issues In Georgia

The US Justice Department and a special Georgia grand jury have been investigating whether the 76-year-old twice-impeached former president broke the law as he desperately tried to overturn the results of the 2020 election; and now several key Trump backers as well as ex-administration lawyers, such as ex-chief of staff Mark Meadows and legal adviser John Eastman, will no longer be able to avoid testifying before grand juries in Washington DC and Georgia. Specifically they are wanted regarding their knowledge of – or roles in – Trump’s mission to block Biden’s route to the White House with false claims of fraud.

Following these court decisions, Meadows, Eastman, Lindsey Graham and others will be forced to testify before the Georgia grand jury working with the Fulton County district attorney, who are focussing on the efforts of Trump and his allies to put pressure on the Georgia Secretary of State, amongst other officials, to deny Biden his crucial win there.

What Else Is Trump Fighting In Court?

As well as trying to dodge giving testimony in court, Trump has had courts rule against him for the hundreds of classified documents that were taken to his Florida Mar-a-Lago resort when he left office, helping an investigation into whether he broke laws by holding onto documents that should have gone to the National Archives. There is also the January 6th committee pursuing him for testimony regarding his supporters’ attacks on the Capitol last year. He was meant to appear in court but did not show up, instead filing a lawsuit seeking to avoid having to give testimony or provide any documentation supporting the committee’s investigation.

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Legal Experts' Opinions On Trump’s Court Battles

"Trump’s multipronged efforts to keep former advisers from testifying or providing documents to federal and state grand juries, as well as the January 6 committee, has met with repeated failure as judge after judge has rejected his legal arguments," said ex-justice department prosecutor Michael Zeldin. "Obtaining this testimony is a critical step, perhaps the last step, before state and federal prosecutors determine whether the former president should be indicted. It allows prosecutors for the first time to question these witnesses about their direct conversations with the former president."

Other former lawyers have also weighed in on Trump’s recent court rulings, agreeing that his situation is getting worse with the latest decisions. "Favorable rulings by judges on issues like executive privilege and the crime-fraud exception to the attorney-client privilege bode well for agencies investigating Trump," said Barbara McQuade, a former US attorney for eastern Michigan. "Legal challenges may create delay, but on the merits, with rare exception, judges are consistently ruling against him."

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What Does Trump Have To Say?

Of course, the former president has responded in his typical manner. "I have been going through this for six years – for six years I have been going through this, and I am not going to go through it anymore," he told Fox News Digital in an interview the same day special counsel Jack Smith was appointed by attorney general Merrick Garland to oversee the investigations. "And I hope the Republicans have the courage to fight this," he added.

It does look like the circle is closing in on Donald Trump! Will he be able to fight these court decisions or will he finally be prosecuted for his actions surrounding his exit from the White House? Stay tuned!

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