Feds Have Indicted GOP Rep On Tape In Donations Case

The Daily Beast reports:

There are tapes. That’s the news from a recent filing in federal court in the case against indicted Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), whose defense team acknowledged that the government made at least two recordings of the sitting congressman over the course of its investigation surrounding illicit campaign contributions from a Nigerian-Lebanese billionaire.

But the tapes led Fortenberry’s lawyers to ask the judge for what some legal experts say is essentially a courtroom pipe dream. On Nov. 9, Fortenberry’s legal team moved to disqualify the assistant U.S. attorney in charge of the prosecution, arguing that his involvement in the lead-up investigation makes him a witness and may unfairly influence the jury.

Read the full article. According to the report, the mountain of evidence against Fortenberry is so vast that the prosecutors have asked the judge to delay the case just so the defense can catch up. Fortenberry was among the 126 GOP reps who signed an amicus brief contesting Biden’s win.