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Thu Feb 22, 2024, 01:06 PM Feb 22

Jay Kuo: They're Coming for the Prosecutors [View all]


When they’ve got little else, they come for the prosecutors.

We’re all familiar by now with the defendants’ allegations in the Georgia RICO case against District Attorney Fani Willis. They claim she should be disqualified on grounds of “conflict of interest” because she had a romantic relationship with one of the lead prosecutors on her team. And while she admittedly showed poor judgment by opening herself up to something that might sully her reputation during such a big, public case, we need to keep in mind that the allegations have little to no bearing on the case. As she reminded defendants when she took the witness stand, this case is about them trying to steal an election.

Republicans have also been coming for Manhattan D.A. Alvin Bragg, who begins a trial against Donald Trump next month on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records.

Trump doesn’t have the same tools to try and knock this case out or delay it past the election. So Trump’s allies have been attacking Bragg for being soft on crime, which is ironic given that he’s actively prosecuting a dangerous criminal.

Their latest attack is, somewhat improbably, out of Arizona, led by Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell. She is also attacking Bragg for being too soft on crime, but doing it in a very troubling, cynical way that I’ll explain later.


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