There is a pro and con to every plea deal.
The pro for Fulton County DA Fani Willis is that she has now secured four plea deals in the Georgia election fraud case.
The con is that while she has gotten those deals, none of the plea deals involve RICO charges.
There is quite a bit to unpack after former Trump attorney Jenna Ellis took a plea deal in her case.
She is now the third attorney that was named as a codefendant with Donald Trump to take a deal, the fourth overall.
Ellis pleaded guilty to a felony charge to avoid the possibility of going to jail.
In addressing the court, she stated, “As an attorney who is also a Christian, I take my responsibilities as a lawyer very seriously, and I endeavor to be a person of sound moral and ethical character in all of my dealings.
“In the wake of the 2020 presidential election, I believed that challenging the results on behalf of President Trump should be pursued in a just and legal way.”
She went on to say that if she knew then what she knows now, she would never have taken the case, not exactly a ringing endorsement of Trump’s innocence.
She will now have to serve five years of probation, pay a $5,000 fine, and serve 100 community service hours.
Now, we all know that Trump is the big fish here, but Willis also wants to be able to get a conviction on RICO charges, something she has yet to obtain in any of her plea deals.
However, she can still use these plea deals against Trump, and the more she gets, the worse it looks for Trump by the time his trial starts.
There is one more issue at hand here, and that is the legal fund that was set up for Ellis.
The fund had collected more than $216,000 last time I checked, and it was still taking donations, but Ellis has already pleaded out her case.
The question then becomes will she return any unused portions of that fund?
There is one more thing… as part of all their plea deals, these defendants will either have their testimony used against other defendants or they have agreed to serve as a witness for the prosecution.
Remember what I said before… these charges have always been about getting plea deals to stack the decks against Trump, and that is exactly what Willis is doing right now.