Criminal Investigation Of Trump Called For By Top Senator

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There is something very creepy about the leader of the free world begging Georgia’s secretary of state to throw the election his way by “finding 11,000 votes.” When the man refused, Donald Trump threatened him. What is wrong with this old man?

Blogger of The Plum Line Greg Sargent tweeted:

Very strong stuff from @DickDurbin, who calls for a criminal investigation of Trump’s effort to blackmail the Georgia Secretary of State into finding 11,000 votes and stealing the election:’

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Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) requested a criminal investigation into the president’s phone call with Raffensperger, NBC News reported:

‘President Trump’s recorded conversation with Georgia Secretary of State Raffensperger is more than a pathetic, rambling, delusional rant.’

‘His disgraceful effort to intimidate an elected official into deliberately changing and misrepresenting the legally confirmed vote totals in his state strikes at the heart of our democracy and merits nothing less than a criminal investigation. The President is unhinged and dangerous. Those who encourage and support his conduct, including my Senate colleagues, are putting the orderly and peaceful transition of power in our nation at risk.’

Donald Trump has become pitiful in his desire to overturn the election in his favor. In an hour-long phone rant with the Georgia secretary of state, he said:

‘There’s no way I lost Georgia. There’s no way. We won by hundreds of thousands of votes.’

POTUS was pleading with Brad Raffensperger to change the vote total. Then, he reeled out a full movie of discredited conspiracy theories. At last, Trump threatened the secretary of state with “criminal consequences” if he refused.

Raffensperger and his office’s general counsel Ryan Germany disagreed with Trump, emphasizing the 12,700 vote count was accurate. Still, the president continued:

‘The people of Georgia are angry, the people in the country are angry. And there’s nothing wrong with saying, you know, um, that you’ve recalculated.’

Raffensperger said:

‘Well, Mr. President, the challenge that you have is, the data you have is wrong.’

In another discussion, Trump told the secretary of state to “find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have. Because we won the state.” Since he lost, the commander-in-chief has tried to overturn the election results. He has pushed state lawmakers:

‘[He wants them to] “appoint a pro-Trump slate of electors and promoting legal efforts that have fallen short. He has also sought to press top Republican officials in states like Georgia and Arizona to disregard the outcomes of elections in their states, baselessly alleging widespread fraud.’

Senior President-elect Joe Biden adviser Bob Bauer released a statement that read:

‘We now have irrefutable proof of a president pressuring and threatening an official of his own party to get him to rescind a state’s lawful, certified vote count and fabricate another in its place. It captures the whole, disgraceful story about Donald Trump’s assault on American democracy.’

House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) tweeted “Trump’s contempt for democracy is laid bare:”

‘Once again. On tape. Pressuring an election official to “find” the votes so he can win is potentially criminal, And another flagrant abuse of power by a corrupt man who would be a despot, if we allowed him. We will not.’

The president also sent a flurry of debunked conspiracies Germany’s way:

‘Do you think it’s possible that they shredded ballots in Fulton County? Because that is what the rumor is. And also that Dominion took out machines. That Dominion is really moving fast to get rid of their, uh, machinery. Do you know anything about that? Because that’s illegal.’

Trump said that the size of his rallies meant he had not lost Georgia. Of course, Biden considered the coronavirus infections and held small or virtual events. POTUS said:

‘I think it’s pretty clear that we won. We won very substantially Georgia. You even see it by rally size … We’ve been getting 25,000, 30,000 people to a rally and the competition would get less than 100 people and it never made sense.’

Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) is the third-ranking House Republican. Sunday, she circulated a note among her Republican colleagues regarding Trump’s attempts to overturn the election and halt the Electoral College process:

‘[They are] directly at odds with the Constitution’s clear text and our core beliefs as Republicans.’

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