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Woman who once called state cannabis czar a “slave” was indicted with Trump

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2023 - Posted by Rich Miller

* Sun-Times almost exactly three years ago…

A former celebrity publicist for R. Kelly and confidante of Kanye West has jumped into Illinois politics, lobbying for a major Canadian cannabis firm that wants to start growing weed here.

But Trevian Kutti has already ruffled feathers in just a short time in the fray, lodging a series of incendiary and profanity-laden attacks against Toi Hutchinson, Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s top adviser on cannabis issues. While both women are Black, Kutti has vowed to “keep my knee on Toi W. Hutchinson’s neck” and has referred to her as a “slave.”

Kutti says she is furious over the state’s delays in awarding the next round of licenses prioritized for so-called social equity applicants, saying “those in greatest need are being screwed with again.”

More background on that is here.

* Today

Trevian C. Kutti and Stephen Cliffgard Lee are two of the 19 people charged in the 41-count indictment accusing former President Donald Trump and his allies of a criminal enterprise to overturn his narrow loss in Georgia during the 2020 presidential election.

Kutti and Lee each face three charges of conspiring to commit solicitation of false statements and writings, influencing witnesses and violating Georgia’s RICO Act, the state’s racketeering law. […]

The nearly 100-page indictment alleges Kutti, Lee and other co-conspirators tried to intimidate election worker Ruby Freeman to falsely confess to election crimes she did not commit. Freeman helped count ballots at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena on election night. […]

On January 4, 2021, Kutti was recruited to travel from Chicago to Atlanta to also attempt to sway Freeman, the charges allege.

That day, Kutti unsuccessfully tried to visit Freeman at her home. Kutti falsely claimed to a neighbor she was a crisis manager there to help Freeman. She later called Freeman to tell her she was in danger, the indictment said.

More here.

OK, the door has been opened on this topic, so take at least one deep breath before commenting. Thanks.

       

21 Comments
  1. - Socially DIstant Watcher - Tuesday, Aug 15, 23 @ 1:19 pm:

    The Very Stable Genius has a reputation for attracting other very stable geniuses.

    Opportunists gonna opportune.


  2. - Roadrager - Tuesday, Aug 15, 23 @ 1:21 pm:

    She thinks she’s going to be Trump’s press secretary when he wins his second term. I sincerely hope everyone whose thought process was “I’ve got Donald Trump’s back here, so I know he’ll have mine later” receives exactly what they deserve.


  3. - ArchPundit - Tuesday, Aug 15, 23 @ 1:21 pm:

    Well, Kanye doesn’t appear to be on his way to prison.

    Also, State Farm wasn’t counting on this being where the arena name got used most.


  4. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, Aug 15, 23 @ 1:35 pm:

    “The very best people.”


  5. - Amalia - Tuesday, Aug 15, 23 @ 1:37 pm:

    again, I love/hate that Illinois is involved in this. so many people who want a dictatorship.


  6. - Huh? - Tuesday, Aug 15, 23 @ 1:42 pm:

    MAGA = Making Attorneys Get Attorneys

    For a bunch of people who didn’t do anything wrong, they are certainly in a lot of trouble.


  7. - Flapdoodle - Tuesday, Aug 15, 23 @ 1:48 pm:

    Gonna need a whole lotta popcorn — Georgia law permits broadcasting court proceedings.


  8. - TheInvisibleMan - Tuesday, Aug 15, 23 @ 1:51 pm:

    What scares me the most, and I mean really scares me, is how people this foolishly dumb… came so close.

    It’s not much fun living through it in real time, but looking back on all of this with 20 years hindsight(if we’re lucky) is going to seem completely unbelievable to those who didn’t see it happen.


  9. - NotRich - Tuesday, Aug 15, 23 @ 1:53 pm:

    Seriously depressed with this, and possible choices next November.


  10. - Hannibal Lecter - Tuesday, Aug 15, 23 @ 1:56 pm:

    === It’s not much fun living through it in real time, but looking back on all of this with 20 years hindsight(if we’re lucky) is going to seem completely unbelievable to those who didn’t see it happen. ===

    Are you sure? How do you know that things just don’t continue to spiral out of control with this guy and our politics? I don’t see good things coming on the horizon.


  11. - Nick Name - Tuesday, Aug 15, 23 @ 2:00 pm:

    Kutti and Lee are in the “find out” phase of [Banned word] around and find out.


  12. - JS Mill - Tuesday, Aug 15, 23 @ 2:06 pm:

    =What scares me the most, and I mean really scares me, is how people this foolishly dumb… came so close.=

    What scares me the most is how many people believe the oh so obvious lies. I mean so incredibly obvious.


  13. - Grandson of Man - Tuesday, Aug 15, 23 @ 2:21 pm:

    Something seems amiss. The person who would use violent and racist imagery against a politician of her own race would never try to intimidate a Black election worker into nullifying thousands if not millions of Black votes. /s


  14. - TheInvisibleMan - Tuesday, Aug 15, 23 @ 2:48 pm:

    –Are you sure?–

    No I am not sure. Quite the opposite, I’m more sure of the worse outcome happening. Thus the “if we’re lucky” part.

    As much as we like to hold ourselves up as ‘exceptional’ or whatever. The harsh reality is that humans are incredibly predictable, and have a long documented track record across thousands of years of history of how this is likely going to turn out.

    The only solace I take, is it appears to be a lesson(the worse outcome) many people in this country will need to go through directly. If for no other reason so they can be the voices of warning when these behaviors stir again in the future. Wash, rinse, repeat.


  15. - Amalia - Tuesday, Aug 15, 23 @ 3:07 pm:

    @Grandson of Man, have you met Stephen Miller? Jewish yet pushes the man who is giving fuel to anti semites. oh, yes, and his own daughter. self haters gonna hate.


  16. - Lurker - Tuesday, Aug 15, 23 @ 3:32 pm:

    It saddens me that GOP are defending him still. To me he is everything the GOP is not …. or I should correct myself and say, was not. As for these two Illinoisians, it sounds like they are opportunists to the nth degree from what I have been reading about them.


  17. - Bruce( no not him) - Tuesday, Aug 15, 23 @ 3:41 pm:

    “… take at least one deep breath before commenting.”
    Started hyperventilating, so can’t say what I think.
    Wouldn’t get past the screener anyway.


  18. - Save Ferris - Tuesday, Aug 15, 23 @ 7:35 pm:

    “It saddens me that GOP are defending him still.”

    So long as a majority of GOP primary voters see themselves as victims and align with Donnie, GOP candidates have no choice but to defend him.

    Non-partisan primaries would end this real fast.


  19. - Ducky LaMoore - Tuesday, Aug 15, 23 @ 9:12 pm:

    RICO. It’s about dang time. The Georgia indictment is the one I have been waiting for. All the rest feel half-arsed. All the rest are about the man, this one is about the plan. This is the one.


  20. - Abu Iskandr - Wednesday, Aug 16, 23 @ 8:12 am:

    One must believe that at least one former State Senator is laughing karmically.


  21. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Aug 16, 23 @ 8:46 am:

    ===at least one===

    Oh, there’s more than one. And not just former Senators, either. lol


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