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 August 17, 2023

Schiff supports Georgia Trump case, says federal government took too long

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said he supports Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis indicting former President Donald Trump and 18 others, claiming the federal government took too long.

Schiff shared the comments during an interview on CNN's "The Source" on Tuesday.

The perspective

“I was listening to your discussion with Governor Hutchinson, and I certainly agree that in general local prosecutors will often defer to federal prosecutors, sometimes because the federal government has more resources to bear, sometimes because the penalties are stiffer," Schiff said.

"But here I have to say Georgia was fully within its rights to move forward because the federal government took so long," he added.

The controversy

"A former chief of staff to President Donald Trump and one of the 18 individuals charged in Fulton County district attorney Fani Willis’ election interference case has filed a motion requesting the case be moved into federal court and out of the hands of District Attorney Fani Willis," Trending Politics noted.

"Mark Meadows, who served as the president’s top aide through the 2020 election, made the motion through his attorneys George Terwilliger and Joseph Englert who argued Meadows was acting in his authority as a federal official, meaning Georgia authorities have no jurisdiction," it continued.

A proposed court date

"Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has proposed a commencement trial date of March 4, 2024, in the Georgia election case of former President Donald Trump and 18 other defendants, according to court filings obtained by Fox News," Fox News reported.

"Willis is also proposing that arraignments for the defendants happen the week of Sept. 5. The dates are only a proposal for now and do not become official until signed by a judge," it added.

The issues surrounding the Trump case in Georgia are likely to continue to grow due to the large number of people involved and the charges included.

Willis is also seeking to convict the former president of RICO charges, a racketeering crime that could include up to 20 years in prison.

Schiff may think the indictment is good but many Americans see the charges as a political move to stop Trump in his comeback bid for president.

Written By:
Dillon Burroughs

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