Trump has a “zero” defense in Georgia. Election probe

  • Former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman said Trump had “no” defense in Georgia’s 2020 election investigation.
  • Akerman said it might be difficult for Trump’s defense to dismiss his conduct given the taped conversations.
  • He said the ex-president’s lawyers may seek “to somehow address some ambiguity in the tape.”

Former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman said Sunday that former President Donald Trump has “no” defense against a criminal investigation centered on his conduct regarding Georgia’s 2020 election results.

During an interview on MSNBC’s “The Katie Phang Show,” Akerman said the former president has a shaky defense as a Fulton County grand jury investigates potential election interference. Akerman served as an assistant special prosecutor investigating Nixon’s White House ties to the 1972 Watergate burglary at the Democratic National Committee headquarters.

Trump is facing an investigation into whether he improperly pressured Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to ‘find’ the 11,780 votes needed to defeat current President Joe Biden’s victory in the swing state of South.

And Akerman said the existence of an audio containing insight into Trump’s thinking regarding election integrity and his lobbying campaign against Raffensperger and GOP Gov. Brian Kemp could bolster the prosecutor’s case.

“What’s important with these tapes is that when you put them in the context of all the evidence that the January 6 committee uncovered – you put that together, Donald Trump has no defense in Georgia,” he said. he declared. “If I were to put my money on a lawsuit that’s going to continue here, it’s going to send Donald Trump to jail – that’s Georgia.”

He added: “No question about that.”

The Georgia investigation is being conducted as the US House panel continues to investigate the deadly January 6, 2021 riot.

Akerman said on MSNBC that it may be difficult for Trump’s defense attorneys to dismiss the detailed dialogue present on the tapes, arguing that they may seek “to pick up some ambiguity in the tape” to minimize the impact. of the recorded conversation.

On Sunday, Trump took to his Truth Social social media platform to blast the investigation into his conduct towards Georgian officials after the 2020 election.

“My phone call to the Georgia Secretary of State, along with many other people, including many lawyers, knowingly online, was absolutely PERFECT and appropriate,” he insisted. “YES, that was a PERFECT CALL.”

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