During a phone call on November 17, 2020, two weeks after the election, Trump told two Republican officials in Wayne County that “we have to fight for our country” and “we can’t let these people take our country from us.” “, according to the newspaper.
This is evident from the recordings that the newspaper has, which are not public. Detroit News I heard four minutes of the conversation, which lasted a total of eleven minutes.
Trump told the officials, Monica Palmer and William Hartmann, that it would look “terrible” if they confirmed the voting results. Palmer and Hartmann had previously voted against the resolution, but later in the same meeting voted to confirm the result.
Ronna McDaniel, Chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, also joined the conversation. At one point she told officials: “Don’t believe the results. We will provide lawyers.” “We’ll take care of that,” Trump added.
After the phone conversation, Palmer and Hartman left the meeting regarding the voting results without signing the official interpretation of the vote. The next day they tried to withdraw the vote in favor, claiming that they had been “pressured to vote for him”. But that was in vain.
The officer does not remember the content of the conversation
Palmer admitted to the newspaper that she and Hartman received a phone call from Trump “in the car, in front of others.” She says she cannot remember what was said during the conversation. McDaniel has maintained her position since 2020 that the voting results should be verified again.
According to Trump’s spokesman, the call was made “in furtherance of his duty as President of the United States” to “faithfully comply with the laws and ensure the integrity of the election.” In doing so, the spokesman repeated the claim that the 2020 elections were “stolen.”
Trump (77 years old) will stand trial in Washington in March on charges of conspiring to overturn the results of the presidential election won by Joe Biden in November 2020.
He is also awaiting trial in Georgia. There, in a recorded phone call, he pressed Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” 11,780 votes that would overturn his defeat to Biden in the state.
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