Trump’s ‘impeachable’ phone call tied to new election lawsuit

President accused of ‘shakedown’ while presenting evidence

Art MooreBy Art Moore
Published January 4, 2021 at 8:07pm

President Donald J. Trump greets guests on the South Lawn of the White House Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, prior to boarding Marine One en route to Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, to begin his trip to Michigan, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Nevada. (Official White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

It turned out that the phone call characterized by the Washington Post as an effort by President Trump to “find” votes in Georgia was part of a lawsuit the president’s campaign quietly filed on New Year’s Eve asking the state to decertify the results and allow the Republican-led legislature to declare Trump the winner.

A hearing is set for Tuesday morning in the case, which is one day before the joint session of Congress to certify the Electoral College resultsBloomberg reported.

A recording of the call Saturday between President Trump, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensparger, Republican Gov. Brian Kemp and others was leaked to the Washington Post, which reported Trump told Raffensperger to “find” 11,780 votes to overcome the margin of 11,779.

However, Trump campaign senior adviser Jason Miller argued that only four and a half minutes of a 62-minute call was published.



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