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One of the many plots the administrative state and left have to frame and persecute President Donald J. Trump is over a phone call made during the aftermath of the highly curious 2020 elections, at a time where it was obvious that powerful politicians and their allies in the media were colluding to set a narrative about what happened- that conflicted with people’s ability to apply logic.
But the administrative-‘deepstate’ persisted in 2020, nonetheless refusing transparency for the American people and boxing Trump into corners to take their abuse for asking questions that needed to be asked.
Trump was almost all alone in those days after the weird 2020 election, pursuing truthful details about the elections as the public grew more and more skeptical. In the days and months since, the people have grown increasingly even more skeptical that Joe Biden’s victory is in reality, not what the American people are being told.
And now Trump is facing threats of imprisonment for asking those questions.
According to media reports, in an interview with The Washington Post published Thursday, Fulton County district attorney Fani Willis revealed her office has been on the receiving end of credible allegations that major crimes were committed, and that “if indicted and convicted, people are facing prison sentences.” She also said that an official decision on whether to call Trump before a special grand jury will likely be made “late this fall.”
Thus far, the Post notes, those identified as criminal targets of the Georgia probe include former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani and more than a dozen individuals who “created unofficial documents proclaiming Trump as the winner of Georgia’s electoral votes, even though he lost the state.”
Vanity Fair reported that when it was revealed last month that the former New York City mayor turned ex-Trump attorney was a target of the investigation, attorney Norman Eisen told The New York Times: “There is no way Giuliani is a target of the DA’s investigation and Trump does not end up as one. They are simply too entangled factually and legally in the attempt to use fake electors and other means to overturn the Georgia election results.”
In an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Thursday, Trump said he has yet to receive any letters informing him he is a target of a criminal investigation; he also denied taking part in a multistate plot to send fake electors to Washington and falsely claimed that alternate elector slates are “common.”
When Trump called Georgia’s ‘Republican’ Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who was at the center of controversy over the tabulation of votes in the state, the left seized an opportunity to create a narrative that Trump had some something wrong.
The left ignores the issue that in Georgia, the secretary of state’s job is to be “Georgia’s chief elections official and oversees all election activity, including voter registration. The officeholder certifies election results and the qualifications of candidates and also prepares ballots and election forms and materials.
So for Trump to call him about the problems many Georgia citizens saw with the federal election there- makes sense. But not to people who want to make political theater out of everything and then smear and weaponize it all.
The Hill reported on the call with recent updates to Trump defending his actions at that time.
“Former President Trump defended the controversial call he made to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger following the 2020 election, saying in a statement on Monday that it was “an absolutely PERFECT phone call,” Carolyn Vakil reported for The Hill.
The latest defense of the call, which has triggered an investigation in Georgia, follows remarks last week by Fulton County District Attorney Fani T. Willis to The Washington Post that people could face prison sentences as a result of her probe.
Willis also said her team had uncovered credible allegations of serious crimes, although she did not specify who could face a prison term.
In a statement through his Save America PAC, Trump said that Willis “is spending almost all of her waking hours, which aren’t many, on attempting to prosecute a very popular president, Donald J. Trump” and that she “is basing her potential claims on trying to find a tiny word or phrase (that isn’t there) during an absolutely PERFECT phone call, concerning widespread Election Fraud in Georgia.”
He claimed that those on the call “had no problems with the call, and didn’t voice any objections or complaints about anything that I said on the call which could be construed as inappropriate.”
Willis launched a probe last year regarding whether the former president or those close to him were involved in attempting to change the outcome of the 2020 election.
Part of the probe includes a call he made to Raffensperger, asking him to find more than 11,000 votes, which would have overturned President Biden’s victory in the state.
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Raffensperger spurned Trump’s entreaties, refusing to go along with the effort to find enough votes to overturn the election.
That drew Trump’s ire, leading the former president to endorse a challenger to Raffensperger in 2021. Raffensperger ultimately prevailed in his Republican primary earlier this year.
The Georgia prosecutor has subpoenaed a number of people, including former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and others involved in a scheme to provide an alternative set or electors for Georgia that might have changed the results of the election.