That statement, however, is not evidence, and calling it that doesn't make it so. The prosecution is desperately hoping to get that statement into the trial as the only way of attempting to get a conviction.
Why was a case, already a month old, and not going anywhere because it looked like an extremely strong self-defense claim would win easily, suddenly be brought back to national and international attention and hype? And why did the 0bama regime jump in with both feet in such a minor local matter?
I think the "crisis czar" saw the case as the best available event to build into a Rodney King-type situation, which can be dangled over the country for months. Depending on how the wind blows, 0bama and Holder can either bring justice to "their people", or defuse the situation, showing that, for once, their brand of justice is really blind. But meanwhile, they can keep the pot boiling at whatever temperature suits their purpose.
August 8 is the evidentery hearing. The judge could throw it out due to lack of evidence or on Zimmerman’s presentation of self-defense.
If it is thrown out, things will blow up in Obama’s face. The riots may still be going up to or near the election.