(TheRedWire.com) – On Sunday, January 3, the Washington Post released snippets of an hour-long phone call between President Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and others. The release of the call, characterized as a “confidential settlement discussion” by Georgia Republican Party Chairman David Shafer, and subsequent transcript could trigger new legal actions because the media distorted the president’s words. After the Post‘s report, Trump tweeted:
I spoke to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger yesterday about Fulton County and voter fraud in Georgia. He was unwilling, or unable, to answer questions such as the “ballots under table” scam, ballot destruction, out of state “voters”, dead voters, and more. He has no clue!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2021
On Monday morning, liberal news outlets accused the president of demanding Raffensperger break the law to give him the votes necessary to win Georgia. However, a review of the transcript shows that’s not true. President Trump asked for a responsible accounting of the ballots. During the conversation, the president made his case that there were significant instances of voter fraud and irregularities.
President @realDonaldTrump has filed two lawsuits – federal and state – against @GaSecofState. The telephone conference call @GaSecofState secretly recorded was a “confidential settlement discussion” of that litigation, which is still pending.
— David Shafer (@DavidShafer) January 3, 2021
While the media tries to make hay, it may not have been Trump who broke the law. Instead, it might have been the Georgia Secretary of State for releasing the secretly recorded audio of a call intended to negotiate a settlement, according to Georgia Republican Party Chairman David Shafer. Additionally, reports are leaking out that the Secret Service may be investigating both Raffensperger and the Washington Post for breaking the Espionage Act.
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