Prosecutors Bring Down Trump?
According to Michael Zeldin, a former prosecutor, text messages sent among the members of the 2020 presidential campaign team of former President Donald Trump may provide the prosecution with more compelling evidence of a purported crime in Georgia.
According to Newsweek, Fani Willis, the district attorney of Fulton County in Georgia, is investigating former President Donald Trump for his alleged involvement in obstructing the 2020 presidential election results in the state, where President Joe Biden won by a slim margin. Initially, the investigation focused on a call in which Trump purportedly urged the Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, to “find” sufficient votes to sway the election in his favor. However, the inquiry has since broadened to include an alleged plan to present a fraudulent group of electors to the Electoral College.
On Friday, CNN disclosed that recent text message revelations indicated discussions among members of Trump’s team regarding the possible use of information acquired from a voting machine to invalidate a crucial Senate race. The outcome of this race played a pivotal role in determining which party would hold the majority in the upper chamber of Congress, either Democrats or Republicans.
Jim Penrose, a former National Security Agency (NSA) official who worked for Trump during that time, purportedly messaged Doug Logan, the CEO of Cyber Ninjas, stating that they had until Saturday to determine whether they should employ a report to challenge the results of the Senate run-off election or save it for a more significant opportunity.
During a CNN appearance on Saturday, Michael Zeldin, a legal analyst, stated that the text message could serve as fresh evidence for prosecutors against Trump. Zeldin further added that this message might provide the prosecution with even more compelling evidence than the phone call to Raffensperger.
Zeldin stated, “It is evidence that I think is more damning than that phone call because this is a conspiracy to acquire, and they actually did acquire, data from voting machines in Georgia. They endeavored to do so in Arizona and in Michigan. This is a broad scheme to interfere with the orderly transfer of power and to decertify the Biden win.”
The text message in question allegedly pertains to the 2021 Georgia runoff election, in which Jon Ossoff, a Democrat, defeated former Republican Senator David Perdue. This outcome played a significant role in aiding the Democrats in securing control of the Senate.
Trump has persistently denied any wrongdoing in the Georgia case and has accused the prosecutors involved in investigating his actions concerning the 2020 election of conducting politically motivated witch hunts aimed at undermining his potential run in the 2024 presidential race. Despite extensive evidence to the contrary, he has continually asserted that the 2020 election was rigged. Trump has also defended his conversation with Raffensperger, calling it a “perfect” phone call.