Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis told CNN reporter Nick Valencia that former President Trump won’t be spared if convicted of racketeering in Georgia. Willis declared Trump would face imprisonment regardless of his previous presidential status.
Trump and over a dozen co-defendants are charged with conspiring to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia. After his indictment earlier this year, the former president’s mugshot in Fulton County Jail flooded social media.
During a “Shaq-a-Thon” charity event in Atlanta, Willis spoke with Valencia and expressed her strong stance against Trump. When asked about the possibility of him going to prison if convicted in Georgia, the leftist district attorney said, “No one gets a special break.”
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Willis continued, “I know that in the media, and even in the world, we like instant gratification. The judicial process is a long process, and so we’ll be here with that case for a while.”
Valencia replied to Willis, “When I get asked that I’m covering the story, many people say, you know, the former president has already gone to jail. Will he see prison time? What do you think about that?”
Willis answered, “I think that everyone in society is the same, and I don’t know why that’s such a difficult concept for people. You can look at the charges, and based on those charges, we’ll be recommending appropriate sentences. No one gets a special break because of their status.”
Willis refrained from providing a specific timeline for the case. She addressed rumors of a delay due to Trump’s ongoing presidential campaign and dismissed them as a “silly notion.”
Trump confronts four distinct criminal indictments in separate jurisdictions. In Georgia alone Trump faces 13 felony charges.
Willis suggested an August 5, 2024, trial date for the former president and the remaining 14 co-defendants. Trump has entered a not-guilty plea to all charges.
Currently, Willis and her team are attempting to make plea deals with co-defendants to entice cooperation against Trump.
Those on the left argue that a conviction for racketeering in Georgia could result in Trump spending the rest of his life in prison, and they hope this removes him from the political scene permanently.