Remember when Fulton County, Georgia, District Attorney Fani Willis said indictments in her investigation into Donald Trump’s election fraud were “imminent“?
Yeah, that was JANUARY 24th.
No slam on Fani, but we were really hopeful there for a hot second. As I write this, we’re still waiting for those indictments.
The same kind of excitement rose within us again last week, when Trump kept saying he was going to be arrested in connection with the campaign fraud investigation by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
We really should’ve known better and just waited to hear from Bragg himself, because any statement that begins with “Trump says” is immediately followed by a lie.
It turns out that Trump just needed to churn up his MAGA base to attack the Manhattan DA as a way to grift more legal funds.
Trump can’t be spending his own money while spinning his own personal Wheel of Misfortune to find a new and different daily scapegoat, don’t you know?
Trump campaign reports 'nearly $2 million' raised since announcing 9 days ago he was facing imminent arrest, which is…kind of terrible, really, all things considered.
(He had previously pulled in that much within 48 hours of the Mar-a-Lago raid). https://t.co/LkrpMHfPpf pic.twitter.com/7lA42OblLL
— Rob Pyers (@rpyers) March 27, 2023
But that doesn’t mean nothing’s happening at all.
On Monday, David Pecker, the former publisher of OG Fake News trash propaganda rag The National Enquirer, was spotted leaving the Manhattan DA’s office late in the afternoon after once again testifying before the grand jury.
Pecker is not only perfectly named for his role in all of this Trump tabloid trash, he knows a lot of things Donald Trump really doesn’t want us to know about.
New: David Pecker appeared before the Manhattan grand jury hearing evidence about Trump today. https://t.co/d20YUMp8lH
— Jonah Bromwich (@Jonesieman) March 27, 2023
Meanwhile, even more Trump cronies are facing their own legal setbacks as a federal judge ruled they can’t claim the protection of executive privilege.
U.S. District Court Judge Beryl Howell rejected Trump’s argument that executive privilege allowed him to block testimony in the DOJ’s Special Counsel’s January 6th investigation.
Trump’s former advisers Dan Scavino and Stephen Miller, former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, former director of national intelligence John Ratcliffe and ex-national security adviser Robert O’Brien have all been ordered to testify, among other aides and staffers.
While we wait for any real movement on the imminence front, Twitter has more than enough popcorn prepared for the potential perp walks.
Finny's thinking about how this time last week, she thought Donald Trump's arrest was imminent and now she's just waiting for someone–anyone–to arrest him for one of his many crimes. Finny wants to know if anyone else feels the same frustration. #Caturday #CatOfTwitter pic.twitter.com/ZigTwfHI23
— Victoria Brownworth (@VABVOX) March 25, 2023
Some of us who follow the Fulton County case closely have speculated that Georgia’s ongoing legislative session could be one reason (among others) why “imminent” indictments have not materialized. That session ends tomorrow.
I’m keeping my eyes on the docket 👀 https://t.co/Ex7r7cLP80
— Anna Bower (@AnnaBower) March 27, 2023
It turns out I have no idea what the words "imminent" or "soon," mean.
— Paula Poundstone (@paulapoundstone) March 27, 2023
🎶"Behind an imminence front
It's an imminence front
It's a put on"🎶#TrumpLiedToMAGA pic.twitter.com/YvLfvkyozh
— Tara Dublin ((isn’t paying for this)) 🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻 (@taradublinrocks) March 27, 2023
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Editor’s note: This is an opinion column that solely reflects the opinions of the author.