Sidney Powell pleads guilty to trying to overturn Trump’s Georgia loss, agrees to testify at codefendant trials
When you’ve been flagged four separate times in a few months, you’re currently on a trial to find out what happened to your anonymous business, and facing the very prospect of being found. -again prone to infamy, any given day has the potential. to bring really bad legal news. And on Thursday, Donald Trump some of the extremely bad mix.
That happened when a lawyer Sidney Powell he pleaded guilty to trying to reverse Trump’s loss in Georgia in the 2020 election. Specifically, Powell pleaded guilty – just one day before jury selection was scheduled to begin in her trial – to six misdemeanor counts of conspiracy to willfully obstruct the performance of election duties, and as in exchange, he received six years of probation, a $6,000 fine, and an order to write a letter of apology to Georgia and its residents. Perhaps most important? Powell agreed to testify against his accusers at future trials.
As The Washington Post notes, Powell is the second of Trump’s 18 defendants in the Fulton County racism case to accept a plea deal, the other being a bail bondsman Scott Hall. But Powell’s candidacy appears to pose a much greater threat to Trump, as she is “the first person with direct ties to Mr. Trump. [the ex-president] and his inner circle to plead guilty in the Georgia case,” a development that could have “far-reaching implications” for the ex-boyfriend.
“This is someone who was at level zero of these charges and a lawyer who is pleading guilty,” John Fishwick, former U.S. attorney for the Western District of Virginia, told the Associated Press. “This is very important.”
Trump pleaded not guilty to the Fulton County charges in August, shortly after becoming the first vice president in history to be shot.