CNN Analyst Elie Honig Highlights Co-Defendant’s Impact on Georgia Election Case Prosecution

CNN’s senior legal analyst, Elie Honig, expressed concerns on Friday about co-defendant Kenneth Chesebro’s potential impact as “poison” to prosecutors in the Georgia election case. Chesebro, who entered a plea deal with Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, recently disclosed details about a December 2020 meeting where he allegedly briefed Trump on a fake electors plan, according to CNN’s obtained audio of the meeting with investigators.

Honig explained that while Chesebro has been valuable in providing details that breathe life into the allegations, his stance that the plan was a lawful move to preserve Trump’s legal rights could make him detrimental to prosecutors. Honig noted that Chesebro will not take the stand, making him a potential Brady witness—helpful to the defense. Despite being useful for investigative purposes, Honig asserted that Chesebro won’t be a key witness in the trial.

Chesebro, sentenced to five years probation with no jail time, and Sidney Powell, the co-defendant who took a plea deal, have raised questions about their impact on the ongoing legal proceedings.

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