Monday, January 24, 2022

Rachel Maddow: Trump’s attorneys meet with Georgia attorneys over fraud investigation

Donald Trump’s attorneys have personally met with Georgia attorneys who are considering possible criminal charges against the former president for calling the state’s highest election official and demanding that he “find” more votes, Rachel Maddow said on her program on Monday.

Prosecutors have spent months investigating a high-profile phone call between Trump and Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (right) that took place on January 2, 2021.

“All I want to do is this: I just want to find 11,780 votes,” Trump said in a telephone conversation that was recorded by Raffensperger.

“There is nothing wrong with saying, you know, you counted,” Trump added.

Raffensperger released a press note after Trump falsely tweeted that the secretary of state “had no idea” about the election matters.

Fulton County District Attorney Fanny T. Willis told The Associated Press last week that she could announce a decision on the charges in the first half of the year. She is even considering asking for a special grand jury with the right to subpoena to help with the investigation.

The investigation also focuses on a November 2020 call to Trump ally Senator Lindsay Graham (RS.C.) about the election and other incidents, Willis said.

“We’re just going to get the facts, get the law, be very methodical, very patient. [in] it is the pursuit of justice, ”she said.

Trump’s efforts to vote in Georgia may have violated a number of laws, including state laws against collusive election fraud, criminal incitement to vote fraud, and “deliberate interference” with electoral duties, which carry fines and jail time. … …

See the video above for Maddow’s full story.

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