Two Guys on Politics Bill Lipinski, Ray Hanania and guest Burt Odelson on the Trump indictments. Video podcast
Share this Post
Two Guys on Politics podcast assesses Trump indictments with guest Attorney Burt Odelson
The Video Podcast Two Guys on Politics presents a discussion with attorneyBurton S. Odelson on the four indictments of former President Donald Trump. Odelson was one of the attorneys who was involved in the Nov. 2000 presidential election recount controversy involving the so-called hanging chads. Odelson offers and analysis and explanation of the four Trump indictments with podcast host former Congressman Bill Lipinski and columnist Ray Hanania
Two Guys on Politics, S2 E4 August 17, 2023 The Trump Indictments Podcast. View the video below
Two Guys on Politics hosts discuss the four indictments against former President Donald Trump with an election law specialist who was involved in the voter fraud allegations made during the Al Gore-George Bush Presidential election in November 2000.
Former Congressman Bill Lipinski and columnist Ray Hanania talk with attorney Burt Odelson on the substance and significance of each of the four indictments.
Burt Odelson is the founding partner of the law firm Odelson, Murphey, Frazier & McGrath, Ltd. which he started the firm in 1972. Odelson has since earned a reputation as a leading expert in governmental and election law. Burt attended Richard J. Daley College, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and received his Juris Doctorate from IIT Chicago-Kent Law School.
Mr. Trump has been charged with 34 felony counts of falsifying business records related to a series of Trump Organization checks he signed in 2017 to his personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen. The payments were to reimburse Mr. Cohen for a hush money payoff he had made in October 2016 to a porn actress, Stormy Daniels, to cover up a potential sex scandal just before the election. But, according to the indictment, internal documents falsely recorded the checks as payments for legal work Mr. Cohen had purportedly performed in 2017 under a retainer that did not exist.
Indictment: March 2023
Scheduled trial: March 2024 prosecutors must show that a defendant intended to commit, aid or conceal another crime
Indictment 2: National Security Documents Charges:
Mr. Trump has been charged with 40 criminal counts related to accusations that he hoarded sensitive government records after leaving office and conspired to obstruct government efforts to retrieve them, including by defying a subpoena. Two of his employees, Walt Nauta and Carlos De Oliveira, face charges related to conspiring to obstruct the investigation and of making false statements. Indictment: June 2023, expanded July 2023 Scheduled trial: May 2024
Indictment 3: Jan. 6/Election subversion National
Mr. Trump has been charged with four criminal counts related to accusations that he sought to subvert American democracy by trying to overturn his 2020 election loss to Joseph R. Biden Jr. The indictment charges him with one count each of conspiring to defraud the government and to disenfranchise voters, and two counts related to corruptly obstructing an official proceeding — the Jan. 6, 2021, joint session of Congress to count and certify Mr. Biden’s Electoral College victory. Indictment: August 2023 Scheduled trial: To be determined. Prosecutors have proposed January 2024.
Indictment 4: Fulton County Indictments / Georgia Election subversion
Mr. Trump is charged with 13 criminal counts related to accusations that he illegally sought to subvert his narrow loss to Mr. Biden in Georgia. The charges include racketeering, solicitation of violation of oath by a public officer, filing a false document, and conspiracies to commit impersonation of a public officer, make false statements, file false documents and commit forgery. Eighteen of Mr. Trump’s associates and allies also face various charges.
Indictment: August 2023
Scheduled trial: Not yet set.
Charges are based on Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act Statues RICO … broad accusations … … makes it easier to go after organized criminal enterprises and can be used against members of any group that engaged in a pattern of criminal activities with a common purpose.