Georgia prosecutors announce investigation of Trump’s phone call with Raffensperger

Even though an ongoing U.S. Senate impeachment trial seems destined to end in an acquittal, former President Donald Trump might not necessarily be in the clear.

In Georgia, for example, prosecutors recently opened a criminal investigation into a phone call Trump made to GOP state official Brad Raffensperger, Fox News reports.

“Attempts to influence the administration”

As Fox noted, Trump attracted bipartisan criticism at the time for expressing his desire for the secretary of state to help “find” enough votes to overturn his loss to Joe Biden in November’s presidential election.

A recording of the conversation was leaked last month and prompted calls for a second impeachment — if not Trump’s prosecution.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis laid out the scope of her agency’s probe in a letter to state officials that asked them to preserve all records related to the administration of the Georgia election process, specifically “evidence of attempts to influence” the race.

“This letter is notice that the Fulton County District Attorney has opened an investigation into attempts to influence the administration of the 2020 Georgia General Election,” she wrote, according to The New York Times.

Willis also noted that the “high priority” investigation encompasses alleged “solicitation of election fraud, the making of false statements to state and local government bodies, conspiracy, racketeering, violation of oath of office and any involvement in violence or threats related to the election’s administration.”

“Not a witness to the conduct”

Willis asserted that her office is uniquely positioned to investigate the matter without conflict because it is “not a witness to the conduct that is the subject of the investigation,” adding that she plans to request grand jury subpoenas next month. She explained that no state officials are currently targets of the probe.

Trump’s controversial call has also figured into the presentation being delivered by Democratic House impeachment managers seeking to convict Trump in the Senate for allegedly inciting an insurrection.

With 17 Republicans needed to join Democrats to achieve that goal, however, an acquittal appears all but certain.

The former president’s lawyers argue that he did not provoke the riot and that he maintained a First Amendment right to question the election results, insisting that the impeachment effort is unconstitutional and fueled by partisan anger.

For his part, Trump adviser Jason Miller claimed that the timing of the Georgia probe was suspicious and likely constituted part of a “witch hunt” against Trump that continues to follow him even after leaving office.

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  1. Just getting tired of the dirty filthy Dems which is why i left the Dem party.
    The law is no longer the law but a political tool like in countries Russia, Communist China Venezuela and other less than free nations. The Dems must be stopped, whatever it takes.

      1. JUST ANOTHER VERY STUPID MOVE BY THE DEMIs!
        It’s as bad as this Expensive impeachment and as bad
        if not worse than Shifty Schiff’s first impeachment!
        Americans paid over $35,000,000 for Mule-Faced Mueller
        and his Merry band of ALL Demi Prosecutors to discover
        the Russian Scam was a hoax perpetrated by Clinton, Obama
        and the DEMI Wild Bunch to cover up for Slick Willie’s Wench’s
        TOILET SERVER!!!
        They also got caught spying on Candidate Trump by using (4)
        Illegal UNVERIFIED FISA Wararnts!
        SOME PEOPLE SHOULD BE IN JAIL FOR THAT CRIME!!!

  2. DEMOCRATS feel that their job and obligation is to remain in power and in the White House. For four years the DEMOCRATS only spent all their energies on impeaching President Trump…Now that he is out of office, their their main energies remain the same…Make Certain President Trump will not be allowed to run in 2024!!!! Democrats are neglecting their job in making the country and its citizens have a better life. Yet they’re hateful and miserable, their only goal is to remain in power. Puppet Biden has proven to be a disaster since taking office in January 20, 2021. The whole world is laughing at Democrat’s behavior!

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  4. It’s just insane to me,I can’t believe this.Why is Antifa allowed to distroy cities?Why isn’t the so called president caring for the USA? Instead he is determined to set us back.Just saying.I could go on and on.The President is suppose to be for all not just one party.

  5. Can we just let this man have some peace. My God, the Democrats have made life miserable for his since before he even took office. America is becoming a banana replublic. Democrat’s want to have their own Monarchy. Enough is Enough.

  6. The Dummicrats need to look on a mirror to see who is responsible for the problems we face. Cool it, I say and get on with your work because the Republicans will take the senate in 2024 and the Presidency in 4 years.

  7. Dam you F–king Commie Democrats go sleep with your illegals give them your homes take down your fence i no you wont so F–k off

  8. Dems want them in because they will vote for them. If they can get enough of them then they will all elections. We must stop this from happening. They are actually buying vote by their actions.

  9. Only democrats that voted for Biden don’t deserve anything you voted for him now you wont have anything. So don’t cry about food and money because you got what you ask for. Democrats lied to you Aman and Awomen

  10. The Demoncrats rigged the election and nothing done or said about that, I don’t see why this is any thing to get all bothered about. You Dems nick pick everything, but CHOOSE to look the other way on the things your party does. And you know it.

  11. There will never be Justice UNTIL our Supreme Court takes action for ALL the false unwarranted charges against President Trump! In addition, no one mentions how and who or where the COURT HEARINGS, PELOSI’S, SCHUMER’S, BIDEN’S. legal fess were paid after so many exonerations, NO PROOF BECAUSE PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS AND IS INNOCENT OF ALL CHARGES.
    When will BIDEN/HARRIS be removed from the WH FOR VIOLATING OUR VOTING ELECTIONS, WITH SO MUCH VIDEO PROOF OF THEFT OF VOTES? RIGHT!!! PROBABLY NEVER! BIDEN, OBAMA, PELOSI, SCHUMER, CLINTON ARE NOT OUR LEADERS AND CANNOT PACK THE SUPREME COURT!!!!! WHEN IS THE SUPREME COURT STAND UP FOR OUR CONSTITUTION AND STOP THIS DEMOCRATIC COUP????

  12. Trump won, the election was stolen. The Democrats stole a lot more than 12000 votes. Biden is not the President he is a criminal. Will not comply. Defend the border. Fight like Hell!

  13. Agree with all posts! We must all stand united against the demonrat scourge! Call your attorney generals, state legislators, congressmen, senators and demand impeachment of Piglosi, Schumer, Biden and Harris and cease and desist orders on ALL Biden executive orders against our country! We have the right to demand this!

    1. What good would it do, look what Georgia is doing to him now. Our best option is to vote all these evil people out of office….get someone in that cares about we the people. The man is out of office, yet, they can’t get him out of their head, this is another sham that will use our money for. He’s gone forget it. You have done enough. Get to work for the citizens of Georgia.

  14. The fact is , the Demorats need to stop wasting our money on stupid trials one after the other , we have people out of work , families doing without , everyone except the people in government , they are getting their pay no matter what the American citizens suffer .It is time to stop all the stupidity, get real , American citizens need help . America voted for Trump and they want Trump and they should get Trump , and put all the Demonrats that are standing in the way, in prison .

  15. THE DEMORATS CAN NOT SWEEP UNDER THE RUG ALL THE UNLAWFUL ACTS THEY HAVE DONE…THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE WATCHING YOU…THEY WILL RISE UP IN 2022,AND 2024. IT WILL BE SAD FOR THE DEMORATS TO REAP THE WHIRLWIND..

  16. if democraps were not the liers we know they are , they would not be democraps ! Democraps are traitors to this nation !

  17. Come on…enough is enough!! Instead of “stop the steal”, “stop the hate”. Good grief, let us try to heal if that is at all possible.

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