Fani Willis Delivers a New Threat to Donald Trump, Sets Up a Constitutional Crisis

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Does Fani Willis, who is currently trying to throw former president Donald Trump in jail, want to be a prosecutor or in a Netflix special? 

The Fulton County District Attorney was caught red-handed having an affair with a prosecutor she hired, paid an exorbitant amount of taxpayer money to, and then took lavish vacations with, providing no proof she reimbursed him for the expenses. It wasn't her first brush with corruption, either. Willis was previously dragged before a judge to explain why she hosted a fundraiser for the political opponent of one of the possible targets in the Trump case.


What was her punishment in both cases? A stern talking-to.

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The system always protects its own, and that means instead of tempering her completely unprofessional and out-of-bounds behavior, Willis is doubling down. While speaking to CNN, the prosecutor delivered a new threat to Trump, proclaiming that "The train is coming."

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis said she doesn’t feel her reputation has been tarnished as she moves forward with her 2020 election interference case against former President Trump after being accused of having an "improper" relationship with the special counsel she hired. 

"I don’t feel like my reputation needs to be reclaimed," Willis told CNN on Saturday after a reporter asked her about it. "I guess my greatest crime is I had a relationship with a man, that’s not something I find embarrassing in any way. And I know that I have not done anything that’s illegal."

That she doesn't find it embarrassing that she committed adultery with a man she was paying taxpayer money to as a superior says a lot about Willis' lack of basic character as a law enforcement official. This is a woman who claims to be a Christian yet delivered a firey and unrepentant speech in a church just a few months ago, playing the race card instead of admitting her faults. This is all a game to her because she's not a prosecutor, she's a political activist. 


"My team’s been continuing to work it … We were still doing the case in the way that it needed to be done," she said. "I don’t feel like we’ve been slowed down at all. I do think there are efforts to slow down this train, but the train is coming."

Despite Willis' tough talk, she has actually been slowed down. It's unlikely the Georgia-based trial will happen before the November election at this point, which leads to a big question: What happens if Trump wins and then this vindictive, political prosecutor still garners a conviction in a county with a heavily left-wing jury pool? 

There's no easy answer to that. Whether a president can pardon himself is an open question, though one that would likely be answered in the affirmative. Whether a president can pardon himself from a state-level conviction is another issue and one that has no precedent. On its face, the answer appears to be no. 

So what then? Are Fulton County authorities going to head to Washington to battle the Secret Service and take Trump into custody?

It'd be a constitutional crisis to move forward with the prosecution of Trump on these ridiculous charges after the election. That's Willis' plan, though, because she isn't doing this to enforce the law. On the contrary, she's already brutalized it beyond all recognition by twisting RICO statutes, but she wants her name in lights. She wants to be the person in the history books who finally "got Trump," consequences to the nation need not apply.




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