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Washington publish releases full tape of Trump pressing Georgia state officials to commit fraud

President Donald Trump holds up his fist as he leaves the stage at the end of a rally to support Republican Senate candidates at Valdosta Regional Airport in Valdosta, Georgia on December 5.

The Washington put up has simply launched the entire one-hour audio recording of Donald Trump’s call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger. additionally on the call on Trump’s behalf have been chief of body of workers Mark Meadows and widespread conservative lawyer Cleta Mitchell.

Over the route of the rambling call, Trump looks to threaten or extort Raffensberger and state legal counsel Ryan Germany. He argues that Raffensberger should “locate eleven,780 votes, which is yet another than we’ve.”

At one aspect within the dialog, after Raffensberger states that he cannot legally deliver requested data, Trump says “I don’t wish to know how. You guys can do it very confidentially.”

Trump’s intent is apparent throughout the conversation. He wants Raffensberger to “find” ample votes to overturn his loss in the state via any means vital, wants the state to illegally leak counsel it can’t in any other case deliver him, desires the state to returned up his evidenceless claims of fraud, and threatens both officers with unspecified alleged crimes if they don’t comply.