FULTON COUNTY, Ga. – Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis says she wants to move along the election interference case against former President Trump and 18 others.
But CBS News Legal Analyst Thane Rosenbaum says this case will be anything but speedy, especially with the RICO law (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) involved, “The purpose or RICO is to essentially say, ‘All of these people, even if they don’t know each other, if they’ve been engaged in any kind of act that would somehow connect to overthrow the election, we tie them together as part of a criminal enterprise.’ That’s a very fact-intensive case.”
Rosenbaum also says it won’t be as easy to convict Trump of criminal activity over alleged statements needing 11,500 votes in the election, “It was an election that included absentee ballots and mail-in ballots that had never been done before, we have affidavits from people that saw things that are shady, and I think that if we keep looking, we’ll find them. There’s big a difference between saying, ‘Let’s falsify 11,500 votes’ or ‘I think they’re out there, we just have to discover them.’”
Rosenbaum says Trump and his legal team also have an argument to move the case out of Georgia, “One of the charges here is that these group of people prevented Georgians from voting…interfered with their election. Is that the most partial jury in a situation like this? That’s what I would say if I was Donald Trump.”
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