Ex-prosecutor suggests it may not be worth having Trump stand trial in Georgia if he receives jail time for one of his federal indictments.

Ex-prosecutor suggests it may not be worth having Trump stand trial in Georgia if he receives jail time for one of his federal indictments.


The Unlikely Trial of Trump in Georgia

Former President Donald Trump has been indicted in Georgia, accused of scheming to overturn the 2020 election. However, according to a former prosecutor, it may not even be worth it to have a trial for the case. As it turns out, Trump might already be serving time for the multiple federal cases against him.

Neama Rahmani, a former federal prosecutor in California, believes that convictions in the federal cases could lead to federal prison time, especially in the Washington DC election case overseen by US District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan. With Trump already being 77 years old, the possibility of a conviction and subsequent prison time means that he may never even be brought to trial in Georgia.

Rahmani highlights that the case in Georgia is now the fourth where Trump has been indicted, pushing it to the back of the line. This fact, combined with the impending trials in other cases, raises questions about the necessity of conducting a trial for the Georgia case.

On Monday, Trump was indicted with 13 felony charges in Georgia, alongside 18 co-conspirators, including former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows. The charges against Trump in this case include racketeering, solicitation of violation of oath by a public officer, conspiracy, making false statements and writings, and filing false documents.

However, the list of legal battles for the former President doesn’t stop there. Trump also faces a state criminal indictment in New York for his role in a $130,000 payment made to Stormy Daniels, with the trial scheduled for March 2024. Additionally, he has a federal criminal indictment out of Florida for mishandling classified documents, set to go to trial in May 2024. Finally, there’s a federal criminal indictment in Washington, DC, related to the January 6 insurrection, awaiting a trial date at the end of this month.

The delay in indicting Trump in Georgia has led to criticism of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis. Rahmani expresses his opinion that Willis unnecessarily waited a long time before convening a special grand jury for the case. While the indictment has finally come, the question remains whether this trial is even necessary if Trump is convicted in some of the other cases.

According to Rahmani, the federal cases carry more weight in terms of potential sentencing. Given the possibility of years in federal prison, one might wonder if it makes sense to have Trump stand trial in Georgia, especially considering the likelihood of him passing away while serving time.

In summary, the indictment of Donald Trump in Georgia may not actually result in a trial. With the multitude of federal cases against him, the likelihood of serving prison time in those cases may make the Georgia trial unnecessary. As the legal battles continue to unfold, the fate of Trump’s potential trials remains uncertain.