Fulton County DA Getting Racist Attacks After Launching Probe Into Trump’s Phone Call

Fulton County DA (Georgia) Fani Willis On The Rachel Maddow Show (2/11/2021)

Fulton County DA Fani Willis told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that after her office launched a criminal probe into former President Trump’s infamous phone call to Georgia’s Secretary of State, she has been the subject of racist attacks from Trump’s supporters. You’ll remember Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, was very troubled by the call from the former President, which was essentially urging him to commit an illegal act, that he asked his staff to record it. It is quite clear from the phone call that former President Trump wanted Raffensperger to tinker with Georgia’s election results, so as to overturn his Democratic opponent Joe Biden’s win.

In response to Maddow’s question as to whether she and her staff were concerned about their safety given the unfortunate events of DC insurrection, DA Willis responded, “Oh absolutely. Since we’ve opened this [criminal probe], my security has doubled. We’ve gotten a lot of comments. Interestingly enough, the comments are always racist, and it’s really just a waste of time and foolishness. It is not going to stop me from doing my job, and I don’t think that it is an insult to remind me that I am a Black woman, so it is a waste of their time….” The rest of DA Willis’ interview with Maddow is available here.

It is quite sad that as a result of Trumpism, it has become normal for any public official seeking to hold Trump accountable for his myriad infractions, to receive insults and threats of violence from Trumpers. This is especially so for public officials of color like DA Willis, who Trumpers go out of their way to subject to some of the most vile racist attacks imaginable, because Trump has put it in their mind that as long as they are fighting for him, they have a license to use any means.

It will be interesting to see how DA Willis’ investigation plays out, but from her appearance on the Rachel Maddow Show yesterday, Yours Truly came out with the impression that we are dealing with a serious professional here, and Trump better invest on some good legal defense team , certainly better than the one representing him at his Senate impeachment trial.

Bottom line folks, it was well known before, and Trump’s niece Mary Trump recently confirmed it, that Trump pretty much went through life without ever being held accountable for anything. We saw this throughout his presidency too, where at every turn, Republican members of Congress went out of their way to shield him from facing the consequences of his actions. This Fulton County criminal probe is in many ways the very first time Trump is staring at the potential of facing consequences for his actions, and ending up in jail. If Trump does indeed end up in a Georgia jail, it will be impossible to ignore the powerful poetic justice behind it–that the same Black women who Trump routinely maligned and addressed with great contempt as somehow inferior or unqualified, are the same ones who formed the backbone of the successful resistance to his presidency, picked Trump’s successful Democratic challenger Joe Biden (especially South Carolina women), and now one of them, Fulton County DA Fani Willis, appears poised to succeed in what everybody else has failed–holding Trump accountable for his actions.

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Cathy McMorris Rogers Admission on Mueller Probe Implicates Speaker Ryan

A secret tape recording of a fundraiser for 4th ranking GOP member of Congress Cathy McMorris Rogers captures her essentially admitting to the fact that House Republicans are primarily interested in protecting Trump from the Mueller probe, and not getting to the bottom of what Russia did in 2016.


While the public has suspected, even seen evidence of this for a long time now, it was quite breathtaking to hear such a high ranking member of congress essentially admitting that the majority party in Congress is essentially stonewalling a very serious investigation into Russian meddling in the  2016 U.S. elections.

It also bolsters the charge that has been levelled at House Speaker Paul Ryan since the Mueller investigation began–that he sits idly by as Rep Devin Nunes and other House Republicans openly obstruct the Mueller investigation–abetts their conduct. With McMorris-Rogers admission, the public does not have to speculate anymore about Speaker Ryan’s actions/inactions. It appears obstructing Mueller probe is an agenda fully endorsed by House Speaker Paul Ryan and Rep Cathy McMorris-Rodgers–Congressional leaders.

This is very serious in that it does away with the widely held notion that there are a few wayward GOP characters in Congress (Devin Nunes, Jim Jordan et al) who are acting independently to obstruct Mueller probe/protect Trump and suggests the entire GOP leadership in Congress is onboard with Mueller probe obstruction.

Dems must take Rep Cathy McMorris Rogers to task and demand that she comes forward and explain her actions. The same must be done for Speaker Ryan. Bottom line it is highly unlikely that Rep McMorris-Rogers would go along with a plan to obstruct Mueller probe if Speaker Ryan wasn’t in on it.

Dems and indeed the mainstream media(still a major let down) must take McMorris-Rogers and Speaker Ryan to task regarding their shameful conduct because they are Congressional leaders who ought to know better. Put another way the media’s emphasis should notbe on Rep Devin Nunes, but on Congressional leaders McMorris-Rogers and Speaker Ryan.

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