? Trump responds to the fall of Big Fani Willis pic.twitter.com/VpwXfcBOyV— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) February 2, 2024
Before Big Fani Willis came clean and admitted she was committing adultery with her ‘special’ prosecutor she called Republicans and Trump racist for suggesting it was a conflict of interest. pic.twitter.com/7eihHH262t— @amuse (@amuse) February 3, 2024
Punxsutawney Phil predicts 4 more years of Trump. pic.twitter.com/pkt0bNEJ8e— Machiavelli (@TheRISEofROD) February 2, 2024
It is the single biggest question of the year.
Yesterday, we got confirmation that the Georgia case with Fani Willis is collapsing into a lurid sex and corruption scandal involving the prosecutor. It is a lucky break for Trump.
“Fani T. Willis, the district attorney prosecuting the Georgia election interference case against former President Donald J. Trump, acknowledged on Friday a “personal relationship” with a prosecutor she hired to manage the case but argued that it was not a reason to disqualify her or her office from it.
The admission came almost a month after allegations of an “improper, clandestine personal relationship” between the two surfaced in a motion from one of Mr. Trump’s co-defendants. The motion seeks to disqualify both prosecutors and Ms. Willis’s entire office from handling the case — an effort that, if successful, would likely sow chaos for an unprecedented racketeering prosecution of a former president.
“While the allegations raised in the various motions are salacious and garnered the media attention they were designed to obtain, none provide this Court with any basis upon which to order the relief they seek,” Ms. Willis’s filing said, adding that her relationship with the prosecutor, Nathan J. Wade, “has never involved direct or indirect financial benefit” to Ms. Willis. … ”
The fog of bullshit also cleared in DC in the Jack Smith case where the trial has been indefinitely postponed thanks to a ruling by U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for D.C. It was scheduled to begin on March 4.
“The implications are already coming into focus. On Friday, the Federal District Court judge overseeing election case, Tanya S. Chutkan, formally scrapped her plan to start the trial on March 4. She was bowing to the reality that time had run out to get the proceeding going by then, mostly because of the wrangling over Mr. Trump’s immunity claim, and said she would set a new date “if and when” that matter is resolved.
The disconnect between the expectations set up by the panel’s early moves to expedite the case and the weeks that have now accumulated without a ruling has captured the attention of some legal experts who are closely watching the case.
It has also caught the eye of Mr. Trump’s lawyers, who have been watching from the sidelines with something akin to quiet glee. Each day that passes without a ruling bolsters their strategy of seeking to postpone the trial until after the presidential race is decided. …
Depending on the justices’ actions, the election interference case could go to trial in Federal District Court in Washington as early as April or it could be delayed until after the election. If that occurs and Mr. Trump wins, he could ask his Justice Department to throw the charges out. Even if the charges were left in place, the proceedings against him could be frozen for as long as he is in office, under a longstanding Justice Department policy against prosecution a sitting president. …”
Do you think Joe Biden deserves to be reelected or not?— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) February 2, 2024
34% – yes, deserves re-election
66% – no, doesn’t deserve re-election
38% – yes, deserves re-election
61% – no, doesn’t deserve re-election
SSRS (1/25-30), Gallup (1/2-22) pic.twitter.com/XkNEnlX8N1
The political news is even more favorable.
It is now February and Joe Biden shows no sign of recovering in the polls. At this point in the 2020 election, Donald Trump was polling at 50% and appeared to be cruising toward reelection before COVID struck, the economy capsized during the lockdowns and the Summer of Floyd.
“WASHINGTON, D.C. — Fewer than four in 10 U.S. registered voters say President Joe Biden deserves to be reelected, while less than a quarter say the same about most members of the U.S. House. As is almost always the case, voters are more inclined to believe the U.S. representative from their own district should be returned to Congress, with 55% holding that view. …”
Joe Biden is polling at 38% nine months out from the 2024 election.
“With presidential primaries underway and a 2020 general election rematch seemingly the most likely outcome, a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS shows former President Donald Trump narrowly ahead of President Joe Biden in what’s shaping up to be a close contest nationally.
The poll highlights voters’ conflicted feelings about the leading candidates. Broad majorities of Democrats and Republicans say they’d be satisfied if their party’s candidate won such a rematch. Still, a sizable minority of voters express a desire for another option if Biden and Trump are the nominees.
Overall, 49% of registered voters say they would back Trump if an election between the two were held today, while 45% support Biden and 5% say they’d vote for someone else. Those numbers are identical to CNN polling on the contest in the fall, and the demographic dynamics of the contest appear to be steady – with a wide education gap among the most notable demographic divides, and smaller differences by age or race than in other recent presidential elections. …”
Biden is still losing in the CNN poll.
Maybe another war breaking out in the Middle East will turn this around? Maybe a showdown on the border with Texas over the nullification of federal immigration laws will sway Independents?
Note: BTW, this is the reason why the media wants to focus on trivialities like MAGA vs. Taylor Swift. They are grasping at straws to try to change the trajectory of this race.