Overshadowing the profound significance of a former U.S. president and current presidential candidate facing 91 federal charges is the growing appearance of political bias and corruption in the Department of Justice.
Many point to former President Donald Trump’s rising poll numbers since his four indictments as proof that American confidence in the integrity of the DOJ is at an all-time low.
Monday’s fourth indictment, spearheaded by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, was marred by an early release of the indictment charges. That information was posted to the county’s website while the grand jury was still in session.
Fox News reported that Trump’s legal team immediately charged that the Fulton County DA was exercising gross political bias in coming to conclusions before the jury concluded their work.
Representatives from the Fulton County Court first claimed the post was “fictitious,” intimating that the early post may have been due to a system hack of some sort. However, the final documents that were posted after the grand jury concluded their work were identical to the originals posted, except for the inclusion of a case number, date, and the name of the clerk.
Reuters was the first to report on the posted document, promoting the Fulton County Court to remove it from the website.
Many continue to grapple with how a nearly identical version of the final document could have been drafted before the grand jury concluded their work if political bias was not in play.
The spotlight on the matter prompted a conversation between local media outlet WSB-TV and the Fulton County Clerk of Superior and Magistrate Courts, Ché Alexander.
Alexander admitted to posting the information on the county website but claimed it was a simple mistake that does not indicate any bias in the case.
“I am human,” Alexander said, explaining that she had “no dog in the fight.”
Alexander added: “I did a work sample in the system. And when I hit save, it went to the press queue.”
Attempting to minimize its significance, Alexander emphasized the document was not official and described it as a “dry run” or a “work sample.”
When pressed about her choice of the term “fictitious” in her original statement, Alexander responded that it “was the best word that I could come up with. It was fictitious. It wasn’t real. It didn’t have a stamp on it.”
Alexander did not explain how the reading of the charges in the early post was identical to the formal charges posted later that day.
Trump’s legal team has noted that charges against him by various district attorneys and Dept. of Justice officials have consistently come just one day after a negative news story about the Biden family comes to light.
On March 16, the House Oversite Committee announced the Biden family receive payments from foreign companies. On March 18, Trump announced he was told he was being indicted.
On June 7, multiple news outlets reported the Biden’s received at least $10 million in payments from the Ukraine energy company, Burisma. On June 8, Trump was indicted and charged with mishandling classified documents.
On July 26, the Hunter Biden plea deal is rejected by a Federal Judge. On July 27, Prosecutor Jack Smith adds four more charges to Trump’s Mar-a-Largo case.
On July 31, Devon Archer testifies that Joe Biden was on at least twenty phone calls with Hunter Biden and his business associates. On August 1, Trump is indicted on charges relating to the Jan. 6, 2021 breach of the Capitol.
On August 14, an FBI whistleblower alleged corruption and bias regarding the handling of the Hunter Biden case. On August 14, Trump is indicted and charged with racketeering and attempting to overturn the results of the 2020 Georgia election.
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