The standard practice for prosecutors who are trying to hold the leaders of a group of criminals accountable is to “go up the chain.” In a drug trafficking case, that means you start with lower level defendants, perhaps people engaged in hand-to-hand drug buys that are readily provable. Then the prosecutor “flips” that defendant to help prosecutors make a case on his supplier. They continue up the chain as far as they can, reaching larger and larger dealers, regional suppliers, and hopefully, depending on the type of case, they end up able to prosecute the leaders of the drug trafficking organization.
And THIS brilliant Substack is how YOU do it, Joyce!!!!
As the rats jump ship the pucker factor increases up the chain.
I do love the sound from above when someone at the bottom turns.
Betcha Sidney wouldn't be too cool about a 5 year sentence in a Georgia slammer. She too might reconsider.
Am so glad to see you chime in on this latest development in Fani Willis’ case against the Donald and all his enablers. Here’s hoping that list will get smaller and tighter as she works up the food chain. My dream tonight would be 8 hours of watching mr. trump circle the porcelain facility in my bathroom and eventually disappear. No doubt a plumber would be required in the morning but the cost would be well worth it. Oh dear. Am I being bad? Oops. 😬
Trump has reached his limit this past week. His threats against authorities are his most violent. He is showing signs that he is weakening under the pressure. He now has to face the reality that he has no way out and his life will never be the same. He can’t. He needs to be restrained before someone gets hurt.
When the movie comes out and there will probably be more than one, I intend to try out for Sidney Powell. Her voice is as deep as mine. I can fake a good Texan drawl. And I can at last equal Dustin Hoffman’s “Tootsie “ with a little powder here and there under drag queen guidance.
Thanks Joyce. I don’t always get a chance to say but your writing along with the chickens makes for a lot of good feelings in my world. 🙏
Thanks for reminding us of how close the prosecutors are getting, Joyce, and the reminder that the system is working. Putting this in context with the other legal actions against the Trump organization (or whatever it is) helps create a picture that is very different from that being painted by trolls who clearly are desperate to implant a different image in people's heads. They must truly be desperate. Otherwise, why would they bother to post on a forum so clearly unwilling to believe their lies? You give me such a solid sense of standing firm on the law that when I read you, I remember that indeed we are a nation of laws and of constitutional principles- and it is working. I'm grateful.
Thanks for the update Joyce. Can't wait to see who falls next.
Peace and prayers for our country.
Thanks, Joyce. This is a very soothing balm for the weariness many of us feel after years of lies, chaos, corruption, and hatefulness. Feels like we could be on the precipice of some much desired justice. Can we then move on to those in Congress who supported, encouraged, and continue to dissemble about the insurrection, and who now threaten our way of life?
Thanks, this is a great way to start the weekend!’ When jail looms in front of you you go deep into your value system
Thank you Joyce.
Monte Hall was emcee of a game back in the day called Let's Make a Deal. Fani Willis appears to be in the same vehicle, though she is driving, and if the lower rung defendants don't raise their hands, they won't get a chance to play the game. I think you are right, Joyce, another plea deal could happen this week, maybe 2. Here's hoping so, since it also appears that we all will need some decent news to offset the idiot Republicans in the House terrorizing Social Security & Medicare, not to mention Medicaid. Of course there are other line items of much importance, too, but come on, why aren't the NEWS Mediums raising hell and POINTING THEIR COLLECTIVE FINGERS & VOICES AT THE REPUBS WHO ARE ENDANGERING LIVES ONCE AGAIN??? Voters MUST take note, and if not moved by Biden/Dems, certainly by the lack of services the Repubs will be taking away from them in the days to come. Carry on.
I've given up on the Florida case unless the judge can be replaced. The one case I'm pining my hopes on is Fani Willis's. Defendants are foolish to underestimate her talents and tenacity!
I'm betting my money on Willis getting cooperation from the Georgia folks and leaving the bigger guys hanging out to dry!
Joyce...simply thank you for your superb work and well-articulated legal explanations. Indeed, we all ARE in this together; I'm grateful you're with us.
I'd seen these facts elsewhere but as usual your legal background brings more insight into what it all really means. Maybe you can speak to the spectacular Engoron decision on the Trump Org eg is the latter actually going to be dissolved; will it sell off Maga-Lardo, golf courses, and the kids homes; can Trump & Co just buy them back (even at the liquidation sale) etc. I'm hoping it's a catastrophe for Trump especially but a realistic view will be tolerated - no, I meant appreciated.