Twice impeached ex-president Donald Trump has managed so far to get away with the crimes he’s committed. He’s so far managed to extort a foreign country using congressionally approved military aid and incite a riot against the Capitol Building and failing in his duty to protect the country. Some of his actions in office after he lost the election, as well as the actions of those who have so blindly supported him, may finally have tipped the scales of justice.
Breaking WaPo: The Fulton County DA plans to scrutinize Lindsey Graham's phone call with Georgia Secretary of State Raffensperger as part of her criminal investigation into whether Trump or his allies broke Georgia laws while trying to reverse his defeat.https://t.co/hrJJk8VfSU
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) February 13, 2021
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is reportedly working on a criminal investigation of a phone call made by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger, according to those familiar with the case. During that call, while Trump’s pressure campaign to overturn elections in states that he lost was just beginning, Raffensberger reported that Graham pressured him to throw out ballots in counties where Trump had lost.
The Washington Post first broke the story.
‘The inquiry by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis will include an examination of the call Graham, a staunch Trump ally, made to Raffensperger 10 days after the Nov. 3 election.
‘During their conversation, Graham asked the Georgia secretary of state whether he had the power to toss out all mail ballots in certain counties, Raffensperger told The Washington Post in an interview days later. He said Graham appeared to be asking him to improperly find a way to set aside legally cast ballots.’
I hope Lindsey Graham is being investigated as well. https://t.co/iMBx8ul0Mf
— Roseanna phelps (@rosphlps) February 9, 2021
The news comes on the heels of an announcement that Trump is also being investigated by the Fulton County District Attorney’s office for a phone call he made to Raffensberger, which was recorded and released to the press by the secretary of state in Trump’s final days in office. Trump insisted during that call that he won the election, that Raffensberger and his attorney were taking a “big risk” by refusing to stop the votes from being certified, and directed him to “find” exactly enough votes to put Trump over the top by one.
‘During the call, Trump pushed Raffensperger to “find” votes to overturn the election results after his loss to then-President-elect Joe Biden, according to an audio recording first released by The Washington Post and later obtained by CNN.
‘”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,” Trump had said.’
To all of those police departments he used as campaign props and especially that “great” Sheriff in Greenville… here ya go! He supports you, until he doesn’t.
Lindsey Graham says Capitol Police 'let the country down' during riot https://t.co/3QtS3Iv6oM
— Jaime Harrison, DNC Chair (@harrisonjaime) February 11, 2021
Graham and several of the Republican members of the Senate have been openly disrespectful during the impeachment trial. Some have been seen doing paperwork, reading novels, laughing, and making a show of their failure to pay attention. Some even left the trial early on Friday despite their sworn pledge to hear the evidence as fair and impartial jurors. Following the two days of horrifying footage showing the overwhelmed Capitol Police facing an armed and angry mob who outnumbered them exponentially, Graham blamed the victims of the crime.
Yahoo! News writes that:
‘The footage did make him “mad,” he said, but not because of the way law enforcement was treated. “I mean, these police officers had every right to use deadly force,” Graham said. “They should have used it. The people in charge of securing the Capitol let the country down.”‘
The 'Not Guilty' vote is growing after today.
I think most Republicans found the presentation by the House Managers offensive and absurd.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) February 11, 2021