CNN has yet another story about the growing desperation of former President Donald Trump’s Georgia co-defendants, and once again, it’s amazing how many of the people willing to risk prison time for Trump were under the impression that Dear Leader gave even 1 percent of a shit about what would happen to them if their brilliant defraud-the-government plans didn’t pan out.
We’ve now got at least four co-defendants trying to crowdfund their legal expenses, by CNN’s count. That includes Trump’s crack legal team of John Eastman, Jenna Ellis, and Trump’s ex-Department of Justice cheerleader Jeffrey Clark, who were all a lot more central to the plan to overthrow the government than the crooked state Republicans they roped in for their fake “electoral slates.”
And we’re not going to lie: It is glorious that the fascist right-wing Claremont Institute’s John Eastman, the architect of the hoped-for sabotage of the republic, evidently went through this whole plan thinking that Trump might at least hand him bail money afterward. But Trump does not pay money to his allies. Trump allies become Trump allies by paying him money, and not even Rudy freaking Giuliani is going to squeeze money out of Trump once Trump has decided he’s too damaged a figure to be useful.
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