Two of former President Donald Trump’s high-profile co-defendants have signed plea pleas, worsening his legal difficulties over Georgia’s 2020 election results.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and his deputy Gabriel Sterling have cooperated with prosecutors for immunity. This implies they must testify against Trump and his associates if asked.
The plea pleas might provide prosecutors firsthand information about Trump’s alleged attempts to convince Georgia officials to influence the election results, hurting his defense.
Raffensperger and Sterling have publicly criticized Trump’s election fraud accusations, so they may be able to tell investigators about his efforts to reverse the election.
The plea agreements indicate that the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office is serious about charging Trump. The plea pleas indicate that the DA’s office has enough evidence to charge Trump for election involvement after over a year of investigation.
Trump may face racketeering, electoral fraud, and obstruction charges. Trump may serve long prison terms if convicted.
The guilty pleas in the Georgia election tampering case might affect Trump’s legal future.