Political Rewind: Donald Trump indicted in New York, Georgia's politicians respond
Adrienne Jones, @adriennemjns, political science professor and director of pre-law, Morehouse College
Anthony Michael Kreis, @AnthonyMKreis, professor of law, Georgia State University
Jim Galloway, @JimJournalist, former political columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Matt Brown, @mrbrownsir, democracy reporter, The Washington Post
1. Donald Trump was indicted by a New York District Attorney's office.
- The indictment is currently sealed, so it's unknown what charges the former president might face. He's been accused of paying campaign hush money to adult film actress Stormy Daniels.
- He will likely be charged with falsifying business records. Trump's former attorney, Michael Cohen, paid Daniels two weeks before the 2016 election, which Trump reimbursed after he was elected.
- Trump will be tried in the same district where he called for the execution of the Central Park Five. One of the defendants responded.
- Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a potential opponent for Trump in 2024, said he wouldn't assist in any extradition, but Trump has agreed to surrender himself.
2. Georgia's politicians respond to Trump's indictment.
- Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Andrew Clyde responded swiftly along with dozens of their Republican counterparts. Rep. Greene compared Trump's prosecution to the events at Gettysburg.
- After meeting DeSantis, who was in town for a media appearance in Smyrna, Gov. Brian Kemp spoke to WSB's Mark Arum, saying the indictment "seems political."
3. Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens doubles down on the planned Atlanta police training center.
- Dickens made reference to the center in his State of the City speech as part of a media blitz meant to win popular support for the project, which has faced vocal protest.
- Atlanta City Council members are starting to question the path forward for the project, as well as any agreements they can make to calm its detractors.
Monday on Political Rewind: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Patricia Murphy joins the panel.