Former President Donald Trump during the Florida Freedom Summit in Kissimmee, Fla. (File)

Former Federal Prosecutor Says Georgia Case Is Democrats ‘Best Hope’ To Jail Trump

Former President Donald Trump during the Florida Freedom Summit in Kissimmee, Fla. (File)
Former President Donald Trump during the Florida Freedom Summit in Kissimmee, Fla. (File)

Following the Supreme Court’s decision in favor of former President Donald Trump, a former federal prosecutor said on Friday that Democrats’ best chance of convicting the former president is through the RICO case filed by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.

The Supreme Court turned down special counsel Jack Smith’s plea for a quick review of an appeal of a district court decision made by US District Judge Tanya Chutkan, which denied a move by Trump’s legal team to have the charges dropped.

“The point is to keep President Trump off the campaign trail,” former federal prosecutor Francey Hakes told “Jesse Watters Primetime” guest host Will Cain.

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“This blow by the Supreme Court, seems to be followed by the next ruling against the Colorado Supreme Court, ought to be the death knell for these cases, but I suspect they will persist,” Hakes added.

The Colorado Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that former President Donald Trump is ineligible to appear on the state’s primary ballot, and fellow GOP candidates came to his defense.

In a 4-3 decision, the Supreme Court determined that Trump is ineligible to run for office under a provision of the 14th Amendment that bars individuals who have participated in insurrection.

“We conclude that because President Trump is disqualified from holding the office of President under Section Three (of the 14th Amendment), it would be a wrongful act under the Election Code for the Secretary to list President Trump as a candidate on the presidential primary ballot,” the court’s majority wrote in its opinion. “Therefore, the Secretary may not list President Trump’s name on the 2024 presidential primary ballot, nor may she count any write-in votes cast for him.”

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“I think their best hope now is going to be the case right here in my backyard where I’m sitting here in Fulton County, Atlanta,” Hakes told Cain. “It will be that RICO case because they will count on the majority Democrats here in Fulton County to convict President Trump of RICO, whether or not those counts have any law behind them, whether or not there is any basis for it, whether there’s any evidence for it.”

“As we see from the Colorado Supreme Court and all the Democrats dancing, as you said, they don’t care what the law is; they just want to get Trump,” Hakes said.

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