Jack Smith, the special counsel for the Trump investigation, is starting to dig into the 2020 election.
He just issued a subpoena for Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
Smith wants to talk to Raffensperger about the conversations he had with Trump regarding the results of Georgia’s 2020 election.
This issue at hand here is going to be Trump calling Raffensperger and asking him to “find” enough votes to turn the state in favor of Trump.
There has been quite a bit of debate over the language that was used as well as the meaning of the comment by Trump.
According to the reports, Trump told Raffensperger, “So look. All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have. Because we won the state.
“There’s no way I lost Georgia. There’s no way. We won by hundreds of thousands of votes.”
Raffensperger replied, “The data you have is wrong.”
The subpoena requests “any and all communications in any form” between June 1, 2020, and Jan. 20, 2021, “to, from or involving” Trump, his campaign, lawyers and aides, including former campaign officials such as Bill Stepien and Justin Clark and lawyers John Eastman, Boris Epshteyn, L. Lin Wood, Sidney Powell and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani according to the New York Post report.
At question is going to be if they can make the implication that Trump wanted Raffensperger to physically change votes or if he just wanted the election investigated.
This case is also under investigation by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.
From the reports I have seen thus far, I am leaning more toward Trump just wanting the election investigated, as I did not see any wording that would have suggested the outright overturning of the election.
I may be naïve here, but I truly hope that was not Trump’s intention here, so I am giving him the benefit of the doubt.
Source: New York Post