Early last week, former legal aide Sidney Powell took a plea deal in connection with the Georgia Election Fraud case. A few days later, attorney Kenneth Chesebro submitted a similar plea.
Both had been indicted on multiple felony accounts along with 19 codefendants being tried in a “Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations” (RICO) case.
The Daily Caller reported that “Chesebro was accused of creating fake electors to help Trump win Georgia.”
CNN’s senior legal analyst Elie Honig shared her assessment that Powell poses a “bigger threat” to Trump than Chesebro.
Chesebro’s attorney, Scott Grubman, told CNN that his client acknowledges preparing false documents and emphasized that Chesebro “did not implicate anyone” in his plea agreement.
Honig disagreed, arguing that Chesebro indirectly implicated others:
“He did implicate people because he admitted that he was part of a conspiracy which definitionally involves more than one person,” Honig said, noting the prosecution has “named … other people that the prosecutors believe were part of the conspiracy.”
Honig added: “It may well be that Chesebro is not able to say, ‘I ever spoke directly with Donald Trump.’ But by saying ‘yes, there was this conspiracy, there was this agreement between me and others to commit a crime,’ that does implicate other people.
“But I do think that Sidney Powell is the bigger threat to Donald Trump because we know that she had direct contact with Donald Trump,” continued Honig. “So, if I was Trump I’d be primarily worried about Powell, secondarily worried about Kenneth Chesebro.”
RTM previously reported that former President Donald Trump and 19 codefendants were indicted by Georgia’s District Attorney Fani Willis and charged with multiple felony counts of conspiracy to commit election fraud.
Trump acknowledges that he questioned and contested the integrity of Georgia’s 2020 election — citing multiple anomalies — but maintains he did not criminally interfere with election results, as charged.
Because the district attorney is moving forward with prosecuting multiple people on corruption and election interference charges via the RICO Act, the specific behavior or activity of one person is not necessary for the conviction of all, as long as it can be shown that all defendants were aware of, supported, or conspired together in support of illegal activity.
Under Powell’s plea agreement, the judge ordered her to write a letter of apology and testify against the codefendants during the trial.
Powell will also be placed on probation for six years and pay a $6,000 fine and $2,700 in restitution to the state of Georgia.
“Sidney Powell was one of millions and millions of people who thought, and in ever increasing numbers still think, correctly, that the 2020 Presidential Election was RIGGED & STOLLEN, AND OUR COUNTRY IS BEING ABSOLUTELY DESTROYED BECAUSE OF IT!!! MS. POWELL WAS NOT MY ATTORNEY, AND NEVER WAS. In fact, she would have been conflicted.”
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