This is about to get ugly. It was more than a year ago when Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis announced that she was opening a criminal investigation into Donald Trump’s possible illegal vote fraud interference. And then she doubled down. She announced that she was looking at possible RICO violations in Trump’s interference in trying to overturn the 2020 election results.

Since then, we basically haven’t heard squat. Because Willis is running her investigation professionally, meaning internally. There are no leaks in the investigation. Which is what the DOJ is doing with their internal J6 investigation. But the ground is breaking loose in Georgia.

It was over a year ago, on an interview on MSNBC with Rachel Maddow that Willis admitted that both she, and other prosecutors in the office, had received threats on their lives. She had referred the threats to the Georgia state authorities for investigation. But she was undeterred.

A couple of months ago, it was announced that a panel of Georgia judges had agreed to empanel a special grand jury to investigate the case. Due to Georgia state law, there was a built in time frame before the grand jury could be empaneled. But that time is now over.

Fani Willis announced today that the special grand jury will be seated on May 2nd, and will begin hearing witness testimony on June 1st. That is big news, it means that the investigation is steaming forward full speed. But what she said next is more important.

You’ll notice that there is a dead month from May 30 to June 1st, when the panel will begin hearing testimony. But it isn’t really a dead month. Willis will be able to use it to present evidence before the grand jury to obtain search warrants and subpoenas. This will empower her investigation to move farther, faster.

But Willis dangled a little bit more. She stated that as of this date, the investigation had already interviewed more than 50 witnesses. There is, of course, no way of knowing how many of those witnesses might be called before the grand jury, or what recalcitrant witnesses may be subject to grand jury subpoena.

This is terrible news for His Lowness. If Fani Willis had been unable to find sufficient evidence in her initial investigation, she never would have called for a special grand jury to be empaneled. And now she has grand jury subpoena and search warrant authority to get to the meat on the bone.

And Trump isn’t the only one who needs to be worried. Willis has already expressed interest in why Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Senator, called Georgia officials for election information in a state that he didn’t even represent. And Mark Meadows, Trump’s Chief of Staff, who made a trip to Georgia to personally muck about in the Georgia recount process. Why?

Take my advice, just keep an eye on Georgia. The grand jury won’t be empaneed until May 1st, and won’t hear testimony until June 2nd, but that month is a time when we could really start to hear some things about just how broad the investigation is, and just who is snared in the net. Don’t touch that dial.


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  1. I love it. It wonderful if he is indicted in na state normally considered R. It would be lovely if she got Lindsay on something. Ditto Meadows. Take them all.down. Unfortunately the outcome rests with a,grand jury, and whole there is a good number of PoC in Fulton, there are a lot of rich white at who love Trump. Fingers crossed.


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