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onetexan

(13,165 posts)
Tue Aug 15, 2023, 02:09 AM Aug 2023

Salon: Fani Willis unleashes the Kraken

https://www.salon.com/2023/08/14/fani-willis-unleashes-the-kraken-and-18-others-indicted-on-racketeering-charges/

Former President Donald Trump and a long list of alleged co-conspirators were indicted late on Monday night on felony racketeering charges by a grand jury in Atlanta over Trump's efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss in the state.

In a 98-page document naming 19 different defendants (as well as roughly 30 unindicted co-conspirators, along with "others not named&quot , Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis outlined a large-scale alleged conspiracy to keep Trump in power through corrupt tactics following the 2020 presidential election. In addition to Trump, the indictment names well-known Trump confidants and advisers — including Rudy Giuliani, John Eastman, Mark Meadows, Jeffrey Clark, Kenneth Chesebro, Jenna Ellis and Sidney Powell — as well as several Georgia Republican officials allegedly involved in either the "fake elector" scheme or in breaching the voting systems in rural Coffee County...

According to The Guardian, Willis' investigation also included a phone call from Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., in which Graham asked Raffensperger if he had the power to throw out absentee ballots in the state. Willis also investigated Trump allies' efforts to remove BJ Pak, a former U.S. attorney in Atlanta, after he rebuffed Trump's efforts to overturn the election.


Update: I've fixed the link & copied some text, in particular the Lindsey Graham mention. I'm speculating he is one of the unindicted coconspirators.


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Salon: Fani Willis unleashes the Kraken (Original Post) onetexan Aug 2023 OP
Why don't you include some of the text of the article along with the URL? TexasTowelie Aug 2023 #1
Sorry TT i'm on my fone onetexan Aug 2023 #4
And maybe a link? canetoad Aug 2023 #2
Posted onetexan Aug 2023 #5
Only to Salon's front page muriel_volestrangler Aug 2023 #6
Er, link? sakabatou Aug 2023 #3
they finally posted a link but it's just to Salon's main page. thread trashed, nothing here ZonkerHarris Aug 2023 #7
I tend to agree with you on Lindsey Graham. He is a glaring missing figure, so that makes sense hlthe2b Aug 2023 #8

muriel_volestrangler

(101,759 posts)
6. Only to Salon's front page
Tue Aug 15, 2023, 02:26 AM
Aug 2023

So soon people won't know what you were talking about (indeed, that's already the case - no use of "Kraken" there). Wouldn't the article be more useful, all round?

hlthe2b

(103,319 posts)
8. I tend to agree with you on Lindsey Graham. He is a glaring missing figure, so that makes sense
Tue Aug 15, 2023, 06:40 AM
Aug 2023

Jenna Elis included in the indictments FINALLY gives some possibility of justice to her and snarky corrupt arrogance. She faced the loss of her law license but was only censored in Colorado--sigh...

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