With release conditions already negotiated between his legal team and Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, former President Donald Trump is expected to make his surrender to local authorities in Georgia on Thursday following an earlier indictment. The criminal charges, constituting his overall fourth case, allege a criminal conspiracy targeting Georgia’s election results from 2020 and name 18 other defendants including prominent Trump allies like Rudy Giuliani, Mark Meadows, and Sidney Powell.
Trump is responding in part to the latest charges by continuing to falsely allege he was the victim of widespread fraud amid the 2020 presidential race, though investigations on the local, state, and federal levels have disproved this assertion. “NOBODY HAS EVER FOUGHT FOR ELECTION INTEGRITY LIKE PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP. FOR DOING SO, I WILL PROUDLY BE ARRESTED TOMORROW AFTERNOON IN GEORGIA. GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!” Trump said on Truth Social early Wednesday.
In a subsequent post, Trump seemed to indicate that his ambitions for his defense would, in fact, involve furthering these claims of fraud, evidently in an attempt to cast his actions as simply part of a search for truth and justice. “For those RINOS, Radical Left Democrats, Communists, Marxists, Fascists , & others who say, “Don’t Look Back, Look Forward,” they either do not want to reveal the answers because they “got away with murder,” or are FOOLS & COWARDS because we now know the answers to all of the Fraud, Irregularities, & Cheating, & WE CANNOT LET IT HAPPEN AGAIN!” the ex-president said.
Though Trump and political figures in his corner often describe Democratic opponents of theirs as Communists, the moniker doesn’t meaningfully reflect actual reality. The platform of the Democratic Party doesn’t connect to Communism, and there’s also still no substantial evidence that Trump’s many criminal charges have procedurally been handled in any manner substantially different from the handling of the many other charges and cases that regularly emerge from grand juries. The idea that Trump is being victimized amid a conspiracy to undercut his presidential campaign and ignore the rule of law is not borne out by the facts at hand.