VIDEO: Turley Slams Georgia Prosecutors

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( -Legal scholar Jonathan Turley slammed Fani Willis, the Georgia Democrat DA, and her colleagues prosecuting former President Donald Trump by calling them “willfully blind” to the consequences of their indictment.

You can watch a video of Turley’s comments further down this post.

The George Washington University law professor, who is anti-Trump but has often criticized the Democrat-led legal action against the former president, spoke in an interview with Fox News host Laura Ingraham at the end of last week.

Turkey’s comments came after last Thursday, Trump presented himself for booking at a jail in Fulton County, Georgia, over his fourth Democrat-led indictment, which accused him and 18 others of “racketeering” and plotting to subvert the 2020 election in the state.

“I disagreed with President Trump on his allegations of widespread fraud, but that doesn’t mean that making those allegations is a crime, and we have to ask ourselves what happens next? My biggest concern is that pundits and prosecutors are just willfully blind to the implications of what this case could mean,” Turley declared.

“There are some serious charges connected to individuals with regard to specific crimes, but they are using this broad sweeping racketeering claim to bring in Trump, and they’re citing every tweet, meeting, phone call that they have,” the pro-left law professor told the Fox host.

He pointed out that the Fulton County prosecutors were again touting “that Georgia call” that Trump made to Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on January 2, 2021.

The left has long maintained that in that telephone call, the then-president “ordered” Georgia’s Republican administration to find 11,870 votes so he could carry the state and win its 16 electoral college voters.

“In reality, that was more like a settlement call. Those were fairly antagonistic parties. They were trying to see if they could resolve their differences. Trump was saying that what he wanted to find were that number of votes, which he didn’t think was that significant if they did further investigation,” Turley explained.

He said he disagreed with what Trump did but wondered how that could be a crime since multiple other politicians have made the same kind of “free-wheeling challenges.”

“[Forcing Trump to get a mugshot] was an ignoble moment that was not required in [his indictment] in New York… It seems to me rather gratuitous to get a mugshot from someone who is probably the most recognizable figure in the United States. But the level of joy that [certain] people got from this mugshot is really pretty depressing,” the law professor concluded.

Here is the video of Turley: