Just like the Ukraine phone call that led to a House impeachment of President Trump, the media and Democrats say one thing while the transcript says another.
The Washington Post released an article and edited clips of a ‘leaked’ phone call that the President, his Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, and several lawyers held with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. He was joined by his office’s general counsel, Ryan Germany, and Deputy Secretary of State Jordan Fuchs.
The link above is to the full audio and transcript, not the initial edited clips they released.
The leftwing media ran with a narrative that President Trump pressured Raffensperger to find 11,780 votes out of nowhere so that he would win the election.
But that’s not what happened.
President Trump and lawyers said they have many, many times that number of votes that they can prove are fraudulent, or illegal.
Trump: No, we do have a way, but I don’t want to get into it. We found a way . . . excuse me, but we don’t need it because we’re only down 11,000 votes, so we don’t even need it. I personally think they’re corrupt as hell. But we don’t need that. All we have to do, Cleta, is find 11,000-plus votes. So we don’t need that. I’m not looking to shake up the whole world. We won Georgia easily. We won it by hundreds of thousands of votes. But if you go by basic, simple numbers, we won it easily, easily. So we’re not giving Dominion a pass on the record. We don’t need Dominion because we have so many other votes that we don’t need to prove it any more than we already have.
They cite, during the call, the minimum of 18,000 votes that they watched get pushed through the voting machines, three times, after the phony water main break was announced and everyone left. The video shows it.
Raffensperger and his attorney said that was investigated and it turned out not to be true.
In other words, just like the last 4 years of Russian collusion and the Ukraine phone call, "don't believe your lying eyes, believe what we tell you".
They cite the number of dead voters, voters who moved out of the state of Georgia and even registered to vote in another state but voted in Georgia, and a big batch of military ballots that went 100% for Joe Biden.
The President and his lawyers asked Raffensperger, multiple times, why they wouldn't just share the internal numbers with the Trump team if they're accurate. Raffensperger and his attorney dodged it many times, saying there is some information they can't share by law. However, the Trump team wasn't asking for names.
President Trump then called out Raffensperger for the signature verification process in Cobb County, a place they didn't ask for. They asked for Fulton County. The verification process ran under the same opaque procedures as the votes in question.
Okay. So you sent us into Cobb County for signature verification, right? You sent us into Cobb County, which we didn’t want to go into. And you said it would be open to the public. So we had our experts there, they weren’t allowed into the room. But we didn’t want Cobb County. We wanted Fulton County. And you wouldn’t give it to us. Now, why aren’t we doing signature — and why can’t it be open to the public?
Trump asks them if they've been shredding ballots and if Dominion was moving parts of the machines out of Fulton County. They say "no".
"Are you sure, Ryan?", President Trump asks.
One thing I've learned over the last 4 years is that President Trump rarely, if ever, asks a question to an enemy if he doesn't already know the answer. During this conversation, President asserts many times that they know and they have proof but he'd rather settle it quickly and out of court.
It doesn't look like that is going to happen, at this point.