Donald Trump sounds like he was paying attention to the news a hearing was scheduled for a Georgia court this week over whether to release a final report produced by a special grand jury that worked on a criminal investigation led by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis into pro-Trump election meddling after 2020.
That report may include recommendations for charges. Although the jury’s preference isn’t binding, the group itself was evidently in favor of releasing the report, which followed jurors obtaining extensive swathes of evidence, like testimony from key allies to Trump. On his knock-off social media site Truth Social this Tuesday, Trump seemed to directly admit that he had the intent to change the election results when calling Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) after the 2020 presidential race. (Raffensperger infamously resisted Trump’s entreaties.) Trump, of course, claimed he didn’t break the law, arguing in support of that notion that none of the others present on his infamous call confronted him at the time. You can’t get away with a crime on the defense that nobody jumped out of the bushes while you were doing it and admonished you against the act.
“My phone call to the Secretary of State of Georgia, and a second call which the Marxists, Communists, Racists, and RINOS don’t even want to talk about, were “PERFECT” calls,” Trump said, as though the “It was a perfect call!” defense worked out so well for him during his first impeachment. “Many people, including lawyers for both sides, were knowingly on the line. I was protesting a RIGGED & STOLEN Election, which evidence proves it was. I won Georgia by a lot, but only needed a small number of votes from that total number. They cheated in many ways including STUFFING Ballots, ALL CAUGHT LIVE ON TAPE.” That’s still false. In Georgia, no credible investigator has ever found real-world evidence of systematic election fraud. The ballots processed in infamous footage from Atlanta used in lies about Ruby Freeman and Shaye Moss were already opened and were scanned with supervisory staff still present, contrary to Trump.
“With many people on the line on what was a PERFECT call protesting the Rigged Georgia Election, which I have a clear right to do, and in fact an obligation to do since I made the call as President, how come not one person said, while on the call, that I acted inappropriately, or made a statement of protest at what I said, & then slammed down the phone,” Trump added Tuesday. “Not one, even with so many opposing people, lawyers, and others on the line. NO ADMONISHMENT at all. We nicely agreed to speak again.” He shared similar sentiments in a third post.