I’m beginning to believe all the praise fani received the past year may be justified…ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyer Sidney Powell pleaded guilty to reduced charges Thursday over efforts to overturn Donald Trump’s loss in the 2020 election in Georgia, becoming the second defendant in the sprawling case to reach a deal with prosecutors.
Powell, who was charged alongside Trump and 17 others with violating the state’s anti-racketeering law,entered the plea just a day before jury selection was set to start in her trial.
She was initially charged with racketeering and six other counts as part of a wide-ranging scheme to keep the Republican president in power after he lost the 2020 election to Democrat Joe Biden. Prosecutors say she also participated in an unauthorized breach of elections equipment in a rural Georgia county elections office.
The acceptance of a plea deal is a remarkable about-face for a lawyer who, perhaps more than anyone else, strenuously pushed baseless conspiracy theories about a stolen election in the face of extensive evidence to the contrary. If prosecutors compel her to testify, she could provide insight on a news conference she participated in on behalf of Trump and his campaign shortly after the election and on a White House meeting she attended in mid-December of that year during which strategies and theories to influence the outcome of the election were discussed……,
Sidney Powell pleads guilty over efforts to overturn Trump's loss in Georgia and agrees to cooperateA former federal prosecutor says Sidney Powell’s guilty plea in the case over efforts to overturn Donald Trump’s 2020 loss in Georgia is a “significant win” for the district attorney prosecuting the former president and others.apnews.com
Hoo boy! Sidney Powell just pled guilty in the GA election case and looks possible that she struck a deal and will testify against the others involved in the RICO case. Wild.
Prisoner’s dilemma. She gets the cheese for stepping up first.
Self preservation is a hell of a thing.Prisoner’s dilemma. She gets the cheese for stepping up first.
And I really don’t think she had much of a choice considering that supposedly email or whatever hard link to the conspirators Willis uncover from the voting machine breach.
This is the smart move, as Michael corleone would say…but really surprising as I had thought she was the irrational one.
I’m beginning to believe all the praise fani received the past year may be justified…
Folks wonder why investigations like these take what seem to be forever. They take so long so they can produce situations like this. She was presented options, probably given access to some of what they had on her, and quickly realized that it was pointless to go to trial.
They confine you to a box and give you one option.
Meanwhile Mike Lindell is on the verge of personal bankruptcy, begging for donations to hire new lawyers ( last ones are after him for millions he doesnt have ) and Trump et al have forsaken him to the barren land of obscurity. LOL
She had little choice. Perfect.
I think you're right that on the eve of trial, she's looking at the fact that one of the other defendants alleged to have been involved with the machine tampering (which is the primary episode she is charged with in GA) has taken a plea and will testify . . . and she knows what that person will say and that it's bad for her. The trial is expected to last quite some time - and her criminal lawyer charges by the hour. She recently had a sanctions award of about $50K against her upheld. And the plea deal was for misdemeanors - which I think is big for her because so far she hasn't lost her law license, and six misdemeanors might allow her to keep it. So risk, plus cost (likely a significant factor), and the benefit of having only misdemeanors probably made it pretty easy for her at this point.