Will Trump be charged again?  Trump’s possible third indictment in Georgia explained

Officials from the New York Police Department (right) separate critics and supporters of US President Donald Trump before his impeachment

It has been less than 48 hours since Donald Trump was released from court following his second arrest this year, and we can already turn our attention to the extremely likely possibility of a third arrest – this time in Georgia.

For those keeping track at home, Trump is currently facing federal charges in New York related to alleged campaign fraud and hush money payments, and in Florida for his penchant for keeping top secret documents, allegedly passing them on and repeatedly refusing to return them .

Now we look to Georgia, one of the states that has been at the center of Trump’s effort to overturn the 2020 election results. Remember when Trump allegedly asked Georgia’s foreign minister to “get” him some extra votes? He could actually be arrested for something like that.

This news is not entirely surprising. We know that Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has been investigating Trump’s alleged election interference for some time. And just last month, the AP reported that it “sent a letter to the chief judge of the District High Court, Ural Glanville, explaining that it plans to remotely house a majority of its staff most days for the first three weeks of August.” work and asked the judges not to set appointments.” During part of that time there were court hearings and in-person hearings.”

Soooooo… sounds like someone has big plans for August!

Now Trump’s team (which is relatively small considering he can’t get a decent lawyer to represent him) appears to be preparing for those plans. CNN’s Erin Burnett said Wednesday that sources close to Trump expect the indictment to be released in Georgia in early to mid-August and that law enforcement is “taking preparatory actions.”

Burnett’s guest at the time of this reporting was former Special Counsel at the Department of Defense Ryan Goodman, who agreed that the indictment of Georgia would be made at this point, but noted that it was not the only possible arrest on the table, calling it ” at least one of the next” to come. He said an indictment over Trump’s involvement in the Jan. 6 Capitol riots is also highly likely and could possibly come even sooner.

It was Trump’s birthday on Wednesday, but it’s a gift for all of us.

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