A CNN legal analyst said Thursday that a potential Georgia case to indict former President Donald Trump could backfire on special counsel Jack Smith's case.
Elie Honig shared the details during a CNN segment related to the case involving Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.
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First of all, there is no legal bar on Fani Willis and Jack Smith, one a county prosecutor, one a federal prosecutor, charging the same person even with essentially the same conduct,” Honig said.
“There could be tension, first of all, trial dates, there’s only so many trial dates to go around,” Honig added. “Here’s the other thing, if somebody has cooperated with Jack Smith’s team and Fani Willis goes in and indicts that person, that’s what we call blowing up the cooperator, that’s gonna be a big problem for Jack Smith in particular.”
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Another CNN analyst noted that the case in Georgia could backfire due to political connections involving Willis.
"She subpoenaed a Republican candidate and then hosted a fundraiser for his Democratic opponent... The Judge threw her off that part of the case and said, 'What were you thinking?'" the report stated.
"She subpoenaed Lindsey Graham then she recirculated a political cartoon making fun of Lindsey Graham as part of a political fundraising effort... She's also made inappropriate public statements... All of this is bad form by a prosecutor," it added.
The Georgia case has not yet been announced but reports claim that the charges will be announced later this month.
The indictment would add to Trump's Jan. 6 charges from Jack Smith and his ongoing case involving classified documents found last year in his Mar-a-Lago home.
The latest challenge shows that the indictments may not all hold up in court, offering Trump an advantage as he seeks a return to the White House.