Lawyers representing former President Donald Trump swiftly criticized the late-night indictment by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis in Georgia.
Lawyers Slam Indictment as Flawed and Unconstitutional
Trump’s lawyers, Drew Findling, Jennifer Little, and Marissa Goldberg, issued a strong statement condemning the indictment, calling it “as flawed and unconstitutional as this entire process.”
Shock and Dismay Over Handling of Case
In their response, the lawyers expressed shock and dismay at the handling of the case, particularly the premature leak of the indictment before witnesses testified or grand jurors deliberated.
One-Sided Grand Jury Presentation
The lawyers highlighted the one-sided nature of the grand jury presentation, citing witnesses with personal and political interests who had campaigned against the accused and benefited from their involvement through book deals and employment opportunities.
Accusations Stemming from Election Legitimacy Arguments
The lawyers pointed out that the indictment’s 41 counts, including 13 against Trump, revolve around accusations of crimes based on arguments concerning the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election.
Concerns Raised About Constitutional Rights
Trump’s lawyers raised concerns about potential violations of the First Amendment right to free speech and the Sixth Amendment right to counsel in relation to the indictment.
Questions About Jurisdiction
The indictment’s attempt to charge defendants for alleged national-scale crimes through a county court in Georgia raised questions about jurisdiction and federal jurisdiction.
Detailed Review of Indictment Planned
The lawyers concluded by expressing their intention to conduct a thorough review of the indictment, citing numerous flaws and constitutional issues that reflect the problematic nature of the entire legal process.
Lawyers Criticize Premature Leak of Indictment
Trump’s lawyers criticized the premature leak of the indictment, noting that it occurred before witnesses testified or grand jurors had the opportunity to deliberate.
Burden of One-Sided Grand Jury Presentation
The lawyers emphasized the one-sided nature of the grand jury presentation, pointing out the reliance on witnesses with personal and political interests who had previously campaigned against the accused.
Questions About Federal Jurisdiction
Concerns were raised about the indictment’s attempt to charge defendants for alleged national-scale crimes in a county court in Georgia, calling into question jurisdiction and federal jurisdiction
Indictment Subject to Detailed Review
Trump’s lawyers concluded by announcing their intention to conduct a meticulous review of the indictment, asserting that it is plagued with flaws and constitutional issues, reflecting the problematic nature of the entire legal process.