And the hits keep on coming for former President Donald Trump.
Sidney Powell, a pro-Trump co-defendant in the Georgia election fraud case, pleaded guilty on Thursday after being offered a deal by prosecutors to avoid jail time. The very next day, lawyer Kenneth Chesebro also pleaded guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to commit false election filings in Georgia.
These two guilty pleas are yet another devastating blow to Trump’s case.
Clearly, prosecutors are offering deals to co-defendants with the promise of avoiding jail time, and each defendant who takes the deal is required to testify at future hearings.
When Chesebro’s lawyer was asked if his client was prepared to implicate Donald Trump in election fraud on CNN NewsNight, Scott Grubman pushed back and suggested Chesebro’s guilty plea doesn’t implicate Trump of anything.
Abby Phillip, host of CNN NewsNight: “Look, today your client has now implicated Trump in this criminal conspiracy. If he is called upon to testify in this Georgia case, is he willing to implicate Trump on a witness stand, which seems to be required in this plea deal that he just struck?“
Scott Grubman: “I am going to respectfully disagree with you on one thing. I don’t think he implicated anyone but himself.” Grubman continued, “And I just want to point out two important facts that I think will get exactly to your question. Not only did he avoid jail time, but this is the most important. He did not plead guilty to the RICO charge. Mr. Chesebro pled guilty and I printed it out to make sure I had the exact words: conspiracy to commit filing of false documents. The RICO charge was dismissed.“
Grubman went on to say he doesn’t believe Chesebro’s guilty plea helps the state’s case.