Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Special prosecutor probing Trump requests documents from top Georgia officials

The special prosecutor probing former President Donald Trump (2017-2021) asked Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to provide any information about his communications with the former president or a member of his team in 2020 and 2021 Is. Presidential election.

Raffensperger, who as secretary of state is responsible for certifying election results, was reportedly pressured by Trump on January 2, 2021, to overturn the results of the November 2020 election, in which Democrats and current President Joe Biden had won.

Specifically, Trump told Raffensperger to “look for” the votes needed to nullify Biden’s victory, according to audio of the call made public by the Washington Post.

Jack Smith, the special counsel investigating Trump, ordered Raffensperger to turn over any communications with the former president, his team and his lawyers in the months before and after the November 2020 election, according to a copy of the court subpoena. Where is it? Washington Post.

United States Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the appointment of Smith as special counsel on November 18 to investigate Trump’s possible involvement in the storming of the Capitol and classified documents found at his Mar-a-Lago residence (Florida). Can be done

In the United States, the US Attorney General has the authority to appoint a special prosecutor for particularly controversial cases and in which the independence of the investigation is sought to be avoided by avoiding any conflict of interest.

Since Trump has already announced his intention to participate in the 2024 presidential election, in which Biden could run for re-election, Garland believed that an independent person was necessary to investigate the former president.

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