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When a Georgia grand jury handed down indictments on August 15 against Donald Trump and 18 co-defendants for racketeering in a conspiracy to overturn the results of the 2020 election in Georgia, it was announced that a previous investigative grand jury had recommended that 11 additional people be indicted on the same charges, along with other several people who had posed as fake electors for Donald Trump. Among the 11 people not indicted by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis were South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, former Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler, former Georgia Senator David Perdue, Trump lawyer Cleta Mitchell, former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn, long-time Trump lawyer and adviser Epshteyn, and — ta da! — former lawyer Lin Wood.
There was a great deal of speculation at the time of the racketeering indictments against Trump and his co-defendants about why the other people recommended for indictment were spared, especially when it became known that the votes in the investigative grand jury to recommend indictment against Wood and others were twenty to one, with no abstentions. With grand jury votes like those, there must have been great piles of evidence indicating their participation in the conspiracy to overthrow the election results. What could have been the reasons Fani Willis declined to indict them?
Well, in the case of at least one of them, our friend former attorney Lin Wood, who surrendered his law license in July, we have an answer. In a filing today listing attorneys for Trump co-defendants who have conflicts of interest in the racketeering case, Willis said that one of the attorneys had a conflict of interest because he previously had been co-counsel with Wood in a lawsuit against Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, and that Wood is now “a witness for the state” in the racketeering case, and “would be subject to cross-examination by him were he to remain counsel of record in this case.”
What that legalese means is that Lin Wood copped a plea in the racketeering case against Trump and the rest of them and he will be testifying against Trump or at least one, if not more, of his co-defendants. If one of the biggies left out of the racketeering indictment will be a witness in the case, there could be more.
With that little piece of juicy news, I will ask you to stay tuned, because there is doubtlessly more to come from the state of Georgia.
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