Two stalwart allies of Donald Trump turned against him this week, a staggering turn of events that could now pose a grave threat to former president’s ability to fend off the criminal charges accusing him of trying to overturn the 2020 presidential elections.
The rapid-fire developments are a massive boost for prosecutors in Fulton County, Georgia, and the separate but overlapping federal case against Trump that was filed by Justice Department special counsel Jack Smith.
The plea shows the reality that the case against Trump is only getting stronger. While he has vowed to fight until the bitter end, these newly inked plea deals force his co-defendants to either strike a deal or roll the dice at the trial.
Two of the prominent Trump co-defendants – Sidney Powell and Kenneth Chesebro – have turned witness against Trump, as there lies a potential of prominent jail time.
This might be the first time that the sense of invincibility of any sense is shattered that the former president or others charged may be feeling.
Post Powell, Chesebro pleaded guilty on Friday and confessed of working with other people of Trump’s inner circle in an attempt to overturn 2020 presidential elections.