In the latest development in the legal proceedings surrounding the aftermath of the 2020 election, a leak has revealed that Fulton County prosecutors in Georgia have included former Vice President Mike Pence on a witness list to testify against former President Donald Trump in District Attorney Fani Willis’ RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) and conspiracy case against Trump.
The leak to CNN suggests that Pence, along with 150 other individuals, is listed as a potential witness in the case. The prosecutors have officially included Pence in the list as part of their efforts to build a case against Trump, who, along with 18 others, was hit with RICO and conspiracy charges by Fulton County DA Fani Willis in August.
The 41-count indictment returned by a Fulton County grand jury accuses Trump and others of participating in a conspiracy and racketeering enterprise to overturn the 2020 election results. The inclusion of Pence on the witness list marks a significant development, as Pence has previously appeared before a federal grand jury as part of special counsel Jack Smith’s investigation into Trump’s efforts to overturn the election.
It’s noted that while Pence’s involvement in the Georgia case has not been a major focus, his inclusion on the witness list adds a new dimension to the legal proceedings. The witness list, which has not been made public, reportedly includes over 150 names and was recently produced by prosecutors.
This leak comes amid ongoing legal battles related to the 2020 election, with various individuals associated with Trump entering into plea deals in exchange for reduced charges. Four co-defendants, including Trump’s lawyer Kenneth Chesebro, have already pleaded guilty to lesser charges in Fani Willis’s RICO case, with Chesebro accepting a plea agreement during jury selection in October. The legal landscape remains contentious, with continued attention on the aftermath of the 2020 election.