Former President Trump defended the controversial name he made to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger following the 2020 election, saying in an announcement on Monday it was “a completely PERFECT telephone name.”
The newest protection of the decision, which has triggered an investigation in Georgia, follows remarks final week by Fulton County District Lawyer Fani T. Willis to The Washington Put up that individuals may face jail sentences because of her probe.
Willis additionally stated her group had uncovered credible allegations of significant crimes. She didn’t specify who may face a jail time period.
In an announcement by means of his Save America PAC, Trump stated that Willis “is spending virtually all of her waking hours, which aren’t many, on making an attempt to prosecute a extremely popular president, Donald J. Trump” and that she “is basing her potential claims on looking for a tiny phrase or phrase (that isn’t there) throughout a completely PERFECT telephone name, regarding widespread Election Fraud in Georgia.”
He claimed that these on the decision “had no issues with the decision, and didn’t voice any objections or complaints about something that I stated on the decision which could possibly be construed as inappropriate.”
Willis launched a probe final yr concerning whether or not the previous president or these near him have been concerned in making an attempt to alter the result of the 2020 election.
A part of the probe features a name he made to Raffensperger, asking him to search out greater than 11,000 votes, which might have overturned Joe Biden’s victory within the state.
Raffensperger spurned Trump’s entreaties, refusing to go together with the trouble to positive sufficient votes to overturn the eleciton.
That drew Trump’s ire, main the previous president to endorse a challenger to Raffensperger final yr. Raffensperger in the end prevailed in his Republican major earlier this yr.
The Georgia prosecutor has subpoenaed a variety of individuals together with Rudy Giuliani, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and others concerned in a scheme to supply another set or electors for Georgia that may have modified the outcomes of the election.
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