Donald Trump in court: His confidante with insider knowledge surprisingly cooperates with prosecutors

It is possible that one of Donald Trump’s confidants is turning away from the ex-US President: In a case against Trump in Georgia, a female follower will be working with the public prosecutor’s office in the future.

A supporter of former US President Donald Trump wants to cooperate with the public prosecutor’s office in an election fraud case in the state of Georgia against Trump and others. Attorney Sidney Powell pleaded guilty in court to several crimes, including participating in an election fraud conspiracy.

Powell must write apology to citizens

US media, including the New York Times, unanimously reported that the court in Atlanta had ordered that Powell be given a six-year suspended sentence and that she had to pay a fine of several thousand dollars. She would also have to write a letter of apology to the citizens of Georgia and testify “truthfully” about the case in future proceedings against other defendants.

Powell is the second person, after a less prominent defendant, to make a deal with prosecutors in the case to avoid a trial and a possible prison sentence. Her turnaround is surprising and significant. Powell was considered a steadfast supporter of Trump and was said to have been involved in various important conversations. Their insights could be useful to prosecutors in the prosecution of Trump.

Donald Trump, Powell and 17 other defendants

In Georgia, Trump was indicted along with 18 other defendants – including Powell – over his attempts to overturn the outcome of the 2020 presidential election in the state. The ex-president was also indicted at the federal level in separate proceedings for his influence on the 2020 election.

Trump lost the election against Democrat Joe Biden, including in Georgia. But to this day he refuses to admit defeat. Instead, Trump claims he was deprived of a victory by massive voter fraud. After the 2020 election, the Republican tried in various ways to subsequently change the election results – including by putting pressure on political leaders at the federal level and in states such as Georgia.

Powell had asked for an expedited trial in her case. Jury selection for her trial was scheduled to begin this Friday.