George Conway: Why It’s Taking So Long for Fulton County Indictments
While appearing on MSNBS Morning Joe Tuesday Morning, George Conway offered his opinion on what might be taking so long for Fulton County district attorney Fani Willis to bring charges against Donald Trump and others whom a special grand jury recommended for indictment in the Georgia election case.
Clearly, indictments are coming now that the Fulton County prosecutor has sent a letter to the county sheriff saying she expected to announce the charging decisions between July 11 and Sept. 1, saying she wanted to give law enforcement time to prepare for possible unrest and violence.
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough wondered why she would wait so long by saying…
"We had a grand jury impaneled; they came back with multiple suggestions for indictments…She continues to delay, and again, what's the problem with that?
“First of all, they'd had all the evidence for a really long time. Secondly, the closer this comes to election season, the more political it looks, the more politicized it will be. Again, I just have absolutely no idea why this has not been, why this indictment hasn't been dropped a long time ago. It is one of the most serious of the charges against Donald Trump, and it appears to be, at least on the surface, one of the easiest to prove."
George Conway responded by saying the case was not quite as simple as was suggested by a recording of the infamous phone call from Trump to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger asking him to "find" exactly the number of votes he needed to overcome his election loss in the state.
Conway went on to say…
"I, too, agree that I would rather see the case brought sooner rather than later because I really think it's not helpful to have these cases brought too close to the silly season, the election season; that being said, it's not quite as simple a case as you have just made it out to be. I would agree with you if it were just about that one phone call. That phone call, I think, was pretty damning evidence that Raffensperger recorded about Trump trying to coerce him into finding the exact number of votes, but there's a lot of other things."
"The fake electors are a big issue, and we've seen papers recently that show there may be some of those; it may be that some of those fake electors are flipping on one another," "That's a big development. That's something that's worth her pursuing."