Donald Trump posted on Truth Social about Israel declaring war after attacks today, “These Hamas attacks are a disgrace and Israel has every right to defend itself with overwhelming force.
Sadly, American taxpayer dollars helped fund these attacks, which many reports are saying came from the Biden Administration. We brought so much peace to the Middle East through the Abraham Accords, only to see Biden whittle it away at a far more rapid pace than anyone thought possible. Here we go again.”
It has come to light that a lawyer for Bernard Kerik stated that his client has damaging evidence against Sidney Powell – one of the lawyers for former President Donald Trump who sought to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
Bernard Kerik, the former commissioner of the New York Police Department and a prominent supporter of former President Trump, has been named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the case filed by District Attorney Fani Willis against Trump and other defendants in Fulton County.
This group is facing charges under the state’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. Powell stands charged with seven counts in the case: two counts of conspiracy to commit fraud; conspiracy to commit computer theft; conspiracy to commit computer trespass; conspiracy to commit computer invasion of privacy; and conspiracy to defraud the state.
Willis alleges that Powell illegally accessed voting data from a county board of elections in Georgia, which Trump narrowly lost. Tim Parlatore, who is Kerik’s lawyer, appeared on Monday’s edition of The Lead, where Jake Tapper asked if Kerik witnessed crimes:
TAPPER: It seems like, I mean, based on what they told you, that they don’t want to indict him. They want him to testify. Does he have– did he witness any criminality? Does he have the testimony that is worth his testimony?
PARLATORE: From my understanding, he does not have anything that would indicate criminality by the [former] president, by [co-defendant] Rudy Giuliani, or any member of the Giuliani team. Would he potentially be helpful in a case against Sidney Powell? I think he would.
And I think that’s kind of a wrinkle to this case that’s difficult on a whole bunch of different levels. So, I could see why they would want him to testify relevant to Sidney Powell. But if you’re not willing to give him the basic protections that any normal prosecutor in any other prosecuting office in the country would do, then you’re just not gonna able to force him to testify.”
TAPPER: Is Sidney Powell the only one that he might have evidence against or testimony against? Are there other individuals that he might have witnessed something that is worth discussing?
PARLATORE: In this group, it is primarily Sidney Powell because the testimony that he has is that Rudy Giuliani and his whole team, were pursuing leads. They were hampered by a lack of time, a lack of resources, and that prevented them from being able to chase everything down completely. It certainly did lead to certain inaccuracies.
But when they talk about people putting out knowingly false claims, Kerik and others are gonna be able to point right over at Sidney Powell and say, “Hey, what they’re accusing us of, she did.”
And then he’s gonna be able to testify about, that’s why she was fired. That’s why, you know, President Trump told her she wasn’t allowed back in the White House. It’s actually, in a weird way, very exculpatory to President Trump and to Rudy Giuliani to say, “Yeah, there was somebody doing something wrong. Sidney Powell. And that’s why we got rid of her. That’s why we distanced ourselves from her. So, I do think it is problematic for her, but in inculpating her, it also exculpates Rudy Giuliani and President Trump.
TAPPER: Why were her crazy comments any different from anybody else’s?
PARLATORE: Because she was pushing things that had already been found not to be true.
Willis originally sought to prosecute 19 defendants in the case. Last week, one of them accepted a plea deal in which he pleaded guilty to five misdemeanor counts and was sentenced to five years of probation.