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Damning New Audio Shows Trump Pressuring Georgia's Lead Investigator To Find Election Fraud

Damning New Audio Shows Trump Pressuring Georgia's Lead Investigator To Find Election Fraud
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On Wednesday, March 10, The Wall Street Journalrevealed they had obtained audio of then-President Trump calling the Georgia Secretary of State's chief election investigator and pressuring them to find votes in his favor.

During the six-minute call, which he placed to lead investigator Frances Watson, Trump claims "something bad happened" in the state and says:

"When the right answer comes out, you'll be praised."

Watson told Trump:

"I can assure you that our team and the [Georgia Bureau of Investigation], that we are only interested in the truth and finding the information that is based on the facts."

Trump also encouraged Watson (who was assigned to Cobb County) to look at Fulton County, which contains Atlanta and voted for Biden.

"If you can get to Fulton, you are going to find things that are going to be unbelievable."

Even on the call, Watson indicated to Trump how unusual his behavior was:

"I do know that you are a very busy, very important man, and I am very honored that you called. And quite frankly I'm shocked that you would take time to do that, but I am very appreciative."

Trump never offered any evidence in support of his claims, only saying losing Georgia "never made sense, and, you know, they dropped ballots. They dropped all these ballots. Stacey Abrams, really, really terrible."

This newly uncovered call is incredibly similar to an earlier leaked call Trump made to Georgia's Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

A spokesperson from Raffensperger's office commented:

"This phone call is just one more example of how Secretary Raffensperger's office's public comments also reflect what was said in one-on-one conversations: We would follow the law, count every legal vote and investigate any allegations of fraud. That's exactly what we did, and how we arrived at the accurate final vote tally."

Twitter wasn't surprised to see yet another Trump scandal months after he has left office.

Former President Trump, who has yet to admit he lost the November 2020 election, is under criminal investigation in Georgia for his efforts to use the power of the Presidency to try and influence the outcome of the vote.

This call could very well end up being used as evidence by prosecutors in Trump's case.