Federal judge rules that Trump lied in Georgia fraud case

A California federal judge ruled last week that former President Donald Trump lied in making voter fraud allegations in Georgia following the 2020 election. 

Judge says Trump made false claims in election lawsuit

According to the Washington Examiner, that decision came down on Wednesday from U.S. District Judge David Carter.

Trump filed a lawsuit in Georgia’s Fulton County which asserted that officials there had illegally counted roughly 10,000 votes from convicted felons, unregistered individuals and those who were already deceased.

The judge pointed to an email from conservative attorney John Eastman to Trump’s lawyers in which Eastman raised concerns regarding the factual accuracy of those claims.

Specifically, he wrote that the former president “since been made aware that some of the allegations (and evidence proffered by the experts) has been inaccurate.”

Eastman thus cautioned that by signing a new verification, Trump would be attesting to assertions which “would not be accurate.”

“President Trump and his attorneys ultimately filed the complaint with the same inaccurate numbers without rectifying, clarifying, or otherwise changing them,” Carter explained.

“President Trump, moreover, signed a verification swearing under oath that the incorporated, inaccurate numbers ‘are true and correct’ or ‘believed to be true and correct’ to the best of his knowledge and belief.”

“The Court finds that these emails are sufficiently related to and in furtherance of a conspiracy to defraud the United States,” Carter continued.

Trump says judge doesn’t understand the facts

What’s more, Carter ordered Eastman to release more emails to the January 6 committee. For his part, Trump lashed out at Carter on Truth Social and drew attention to the fact that he had been appointed by former President Bill Clinton.

“Who’s this Clinton appointed ‘Judge,’ David Carter, who keeps saying, and sending to all, very nasty, wrong, and ill informed statements about me on rulings, or a case (whatever!), currently going on in California, that I know nothing about — nor am I represented,” Trump said in the post.

“With that being said, please explain to this partisan hack that the Presidential Election of 2020 was Rigged and Stolen. Also, he shouldn’t be making statements about me until he understands the facts, which he doesn’t!”