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Fani Willis’s Indictment of Trump Offers the Whole Picture

Fani Willis’s Indictment of Trump Offers the Whole Picture

[ad_1] If justice is blind, she sometimes heads down unpredictable paths. For example, only in Donald Trump’s fourth felony indictment, unsealed last night in Atlanta, has a local prosecutor managed to deliver a sweeping, nationwide view of the former president’s scheme to steal the 2020 election. The indictment, obtained by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, accuses Trump and 18 others of a racketeering scheme, stretching across states and months, that sought to subvert the results of the election Trump lost. Some of the names are household ones, or have become so over the last three years: Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, Mark Meadows. Others will be new to all but the most avid followers of the post-election machinations in Georgia. Earlier this month, Justice Department Special Counsel Jack Smith charged Trump in connection with the post-election scheme, but Smith kept his indictment narrow, focusing on Trump himself and just a few of the fronts along which he tried to challenge the vote. David A. Graham: A brazen, dead-serious attack on American democracy Willis takes a …