The wife of David Shafer, an ally to former President Donald Trump, recently received a threatening letter.
The letter adds weight to the disquieting state of politics today. The sender, cloaked in anonymity, warned that Mrs. Shafer should “run,” adding, “It’s not going to end well for you.”
The Hill reported that Georgia’s District Attorney Fani Willis charged Shafer with eight counts, including impersonating a public officer, forgery, false statements and attempting to file false documents.
Shafer denied the charges and reported that his work in setting up appointments and meetings was done in the course of his normal duties as a federal employee.
WANF-TV tried but failed to have his case moved to a federal court under the “Supremacy Clause,” a legal provision that allows federal officers to have their cases tried in federal courts if charges pertain to the duties associated with their office.
The judge’s decision to deny Shafer’s petition and the decision to deny bail to co-defendant Harrison Floyd’s bail request puts the court under further scrutiny. Trump has charged the court and the Department of Justice with operating with political bias.
Floyd, the leader of Black Voices For Trump, was denied bail last week after the judge ruled he was in danger of reoffending.
In a social media post, David Shafer, a former chair of the Georgia Republican Party, showed an image of a letter sent to his wife. It contained a photo of Phillips State Prison in Buford, Georgia.
The Western Journal reported the letter bore the hand-written legend “David’s Retirement Home.”
Underneath the photo was written, “Lee, Get Out Now And Run As Fast As You Can. This Is Not Going To End Well for David.”
Shafer added: “Grateful to everyone who has reached out to encourage me. I have never once felt alone,” noting that a fundraising account had been set up to help him with mounting legal expenses.
Shafer has found significant support on social media after making his mug shot after his arrest into his profile photo on X. “Democrats are out of control,” one poster wrote.
Shafer also posted a comment from Malik Obama, “the older, wiser, and better looking of the Obama brothers.”
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said he was “Disgusted to learn someone sent a threatening letter to the wife of my friend David Shafer.”
Cruz added: “Threats and intimidation against anyone, let alone families, are wrong and should be condemned by everyone.”
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