Metro lawyer says Trump’s attack on Georgia federal prosecutors could backfire

Former President Donald Trump will turn himself in to federal authorities in Miami on Tuesday for mishandling classified documents and obstructing justice.

He made his first public appearance after that indictment this weekend here in Georgia.

We are still at least two months away from knowing whether Trump will be indicted by a Fulton County grand jury.

But he certainly went on the offensive in that Columbus appearance, criticizing Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and the new federal indictment against him.

The 37-count indictment charges him with mishandling classified documents and obstruction. He blamed the Biden administration during his speech at the Georgia GOP convention on Saturday.

“The ridiculous and baseless indictment of me by the Biden administration’s armed Justice Department will go down as one of the most horrific abuses of power in our nation’s history,” Trump said.

Criminal defense attorney Jessica Cino said Channel 2’s Richard Elliot that Trump may have to watch what he says on the case because federal prosecutors are also listening.


“Anything Donald Trump says can be used against him in court. It doesn’t matter when he said it, in what context he said it, it’s not protected,” Cino said.

Trump also criticized Willis’ two-year investigation of him for possible criminal interference in Georgia’s 2020 presidential election surrounding his now infamous phone call with the Georgian secretary of state.

“Here in Georgia you have a crazy, Marxist district attorney from Atlanta who they say is suing me after a perfect phone call,” Trump said.

Cino warned that upsetting a prosecutor investigating you for possible criminal charges is probably not a good idea.

“As a general rule, you may refrain from calling the person who has the discretion to pursue your case crazy. We would not advise this to any client,” Cino said.

Willis indicated she could make a decision on whether to indict Trump and others in August.


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