Former President Donald Trump is facing three indictments — one in Manhattan and two federal indictments filed by special counsel Jack Smith — but an expected fourth indictment in Georgia may be finished before it even begins.
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Somehow, four charges against Trump were published on the Fulton County District Attorney’s webpage on Monday, but the grand jury investigating the case is still in session and is expected to be at least until Tuesday.
“There are over a dozen charges against Trump, including Violating the Georgia RICO Act, Solicitation of Violation of Oath by a Public Officer, and Filing False Documents. There are also multiple conspiracy charges,” the document read before it was mysteriously taken down.
GOP presidential contender Vivek Ramaswamy claims the gross violation by DA Fani Willis’ office is grounds for dismissal of the case entirely, and he added that Trump’s legal team should push for it.
“Here we go again: another disastrous Trump indictment. It’s downright pathetic that Fulton County publicly posted the indictment on its website even before the grand jury had finished convening,” he noted in a social media post.
“Since the four prosecutions against Trump are using novel & untested legal theories, it’s fair game for him to do the same in defense,” he added.
“Immediately file a motion to dismiss for a constitutional due process violation for publicly issuing an indictment before the grand jury had actually signed one,” he continued.
“He should make a strong argument on these grounds and it would send a powerful message to the ever-expansive prosecutorial police state,” Ramaswamy added.
“As someone who’s running for President against Trump, I’d volunteer to write the amicus brief to the court myself: Prosecutors should not be deciding U.S. presidential elections, and if they’re so overzealous that they commit constitutional violations, then the cases should be thrown out and they should be held accountable,” he continued.
this document was posted online by the fulton county georgia DA’s office and then quickly taken down. defendant: donald trump pic.twitter.com/rv1jrbXp77
— jack queen (@jackqueen_) August 14, 2023
Here we go again: another disastrous Trump indictment. It’s downright pathetic that Fulton County publicly posted the indictment on its website even before the grand jury had finished convening. Since the four prosecutions against Trump are using novel & untested legal theories,… pic.twitter.com/LOYkGcCgm5
— Vivek Ramaswamy (@VivekGRamaswamy) August 14, 2023