Roy Barnes, former Governor of Georgia, testifies on behalf of embattled Senator Don Balfour, known as “Mister” for this trial. The former governor didn’t offer any direct knowledge of the charges, but offered his opinion of the character of Don Balfour. Why call him?
This is not Barnes’ first foray into defending a disgraced Georgia legislator. He’s the lawyer for Rep. Tyrone Brooks, who has his own legal problems.