A plan to ‘intimidate’ a Georgia election worker by using a phone call to an Atlanta bail bondsman on January 7 to gain access to rural voting machines, and a plan for an MMA fighter and a Kanye PR to use a Georgia election worker as leverage: Key incidents in Trump’s fourth indictment are disclosed.
Fulton County grand jury indictment covers 161 offenses, including RICO charges.
An attempt to obtain voting machines from Coffee County, Georgia is one of them.
It lists Trump yelling at an election worker and requesting an official to “find 11,780 votes.”
On January 6, 2021, a Republican party leader called an Atlanta bail bondsman for assistance with an odd errand from seven hundred miles away from the U.S. Capitol.
After several hours, the bondsman contacted her again.
Prosecutors believe that what they discussed was a scheme to hack voting machines in rural Coffee County, Georgia, in order to corroborate outrageous claims made by ‘Kraken’ lawyer Sidney Powell about widespread electoral fraud in the 2020 election.
It wasn’t a part of any official canvass or recount, nor was it a part of any law enforcement investigation like the ones Georgia election officials conducted.
It was a “unlawful breach of election equipment,” according to the prosecution, which charged a 161-act conspiracy in a shocking indictment.
The representative, Cathy Latham, made arrangements for transportation from the airport by calling a law firm.
She contacted Scott Graham Hall, a bail bondsman.
The bondsman soon joined another official, who is now only known as “Individual 24,” in what the prosecution describes as “racketeering activity” and a “overt act” in a complex conspiracy on January 7, as repair workers were replacing broken windows inside the U.S. Capitol following a riot.
They moved in the direction of the Coffee County election board.
While a computer forensics team copied data and software from within county voting machines and equipment, Elections Director Misty Hampton was present.
Collectively, the deeds were a part of numerous deeds detailed in Fulton County DA Fani Willis’ broad indictment, which accuses Former President Donald Trump, senior attorneys like Powell and Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and low-level goons of carrying out alleged schemes that the indictment claims were the result of a coordinated conspiracy.
The leaders are among the 18 defendants who were indicted late on Monday under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations law, which is more frequently used by prosecutors to target mob organizations than former presidents.
Putting pressure on Freeman Ruby
Prosecutors tie together a variety of unrelated incidents in their 98-page indictment sheet, including Trump’s address on the Ellipse on January 6, his phone conversation to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, and Giuliani’s infamous RNC news conference where hair dye ran down his face.
They also go into depth about an odd effort to exert pressure on Ruby Freeman, an election officer who testified before a House Committee on January 6 about her experience.
The vote count that resulted in Joe Biden defeating Trump was the result of accusations made by Trump and his supporters that Freeman and her mother had removed votes from a luggage case.
In a phone call to Georgia election officials, Trump singled her out, referring to Freeman as a “professional vote scammer” who “stuffed the ballot boxes.”
The allegation against Trump for making false claims includes this behavior among others.
Outside of Georgia, not little is known about the cast of participants.
One of them is Chicago-based publicist Trevian Kutti, who worked for rapper Kanye West and had ties to the Trump administration.
The indictment claims that participants in the conspiracy ‘falsely’ accused Freeman of engaging in electoral offenses.
Pastor Stephen Cliffgard Lee showed up at Freeman’s door and joined in as well.
She dialed 911 three times because she was so scared.
On January 4, 2021, Kutti went to Freeman’s house and introduced herself as having ties in law enforcement and having worked “for some of the biggest names in the industry.”
At a police station, Kutti encountered Freeman.Kutti was seen on bodycam footage offered to’move’ and’secure’ Freeman.
In order to transport you, we likely have 48 hours, Kutti said.
In an effort to “harass Freeman, intimidate her,” and persuade her to “falsely confess to election crimes that she did not commit,” the prosecution claims that everything that happened was done.
The initiative came as part of a last-ditch effort to gather proof to support a number of allegations of election fraud in the wake of Trump’s campaign to void the results of the Georgia and national elections.
Harrison William Prescott Floyd, the leader of the organization known as Black Voices for Trump, was another participant.
A network of phone calls made by the gang “in furtherance of the conspiracy” is pieced together in count 115 of the indictment.
Brad Raffensperger received an infamous phone call
Trump’s infamous January phone call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is just another indictable behavior.
The content has already been revealed.
The contents of the recording made by Georgian officials have already leaked.
That revelation aided in launching Willis’ investigation.
Mark Meadows, the now-indicted former White House chief of staff, set up for Trump to call the state’s top election official when he was down in the polls.
Trump requested Raffensperger to “find 11,780 votes” during the call.
Trump informed Republican Raffensperger, “We have won this election.
Then Trump made a number of accusations.
I believe they are trashing the ballots based on what I’ve heard. According to a call record, he added, “And they are removing machinery and they’re moving it as quickly as they can, both of which are criminal finds.”
“And you are allowing it to happen even though you can’t.”
You understand, I’m letting you know that you’re allowing it to happen. Look then.
I only want to do this.
Trump stated, “I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have.”
Prosecutors claim that constituted “solicitation of oath violation by public officer.”
By requesting that the official “unlawfully alter, unlawfully adjust, and otherwise unlawfully influence the certified returns” of the election, the conspirators committed a felony, according to the prosecution.
Numerous Trump attorneys have been charged; Rudy Presser is mentioned
The indictment connects a number of tweets from Trump to prove that he was in charge of the operation.
Trump plans to hold a press conference Monday in Bedminster, New Jersey, where he claims he will deliver his own report on the investigation and deems the indictment a “witch hunt.”
Act one is Trump’s own press conference on November 4, 2020, where he ‘falsely’ declared victory in the elections while the ballots were still being tabulated.
This is referred to as “Count 1.”
It also describes a news conference in November at the headquarters of the Republican National Committee where Giuliani, Powell, and Trump’s attorney Jenna Ellis leveled several allegations of election fraud.
The incident is likely best remembered for the way Giuliani’s face appeared to be covered with hair dye.
They allegedly made ‘false assertions’ regarding the election in Georgia and abroad, according to the indictment.
In the midst of numerous lawsuits that Trump associates would bring as part of the overturn effort, Trump’s team was still establishing itself at the time.
However, the indictment claims that it was carried out “in furtherance of the conspiracy.”
Prosecutors also bring up Trump and his allies’ activities in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Arizona, swing states that also supported Biden over Trump, using the RICO Act.