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New details emerge from Trump’s call to Georgia’s chief investigator

In late December, former President Donald Trump called Frances Watson, the chief investigator in the Georgian Foreign Secretary’s office, and during her six-minute phone call, encouraged her to look for fraud on verified postal ballot papers, according to the Wall Street Journal. The call was first reported by the Washington Post in January but has not yet been made public. Trump told Watson several times that he had won the state and that “something bad happened,” the Journal reports. He told Watson that she had the most important job in the country and “if the answer comes out right, you will be commended.” Trump also said ballots were “dropped” but didn’t explain what he meant and Watson stopped pushing him, the Journal says. There were two nationwide recounts in Georgia that both found the same thing: President Biden won the state by about 12,000 votes, and Trump lost. At the time of the call to Watson, a forensic review of 15,000 postal ballot papers from Cobb County was in progress. It was later announced that no evidence of fraud was found. Trump told Watson he was calling Mark Meadows at the request of his chief of staff, and she said it was “an honor” to speak to him and that she was “only interested in the truth and finding the information that is based on the facts.” . ” “” Trump picked up the phone again in early January to urge Georgian Foreign Minister Brad Raffensperger (R) to “find” enough votes to undo Biden’s victory in the state. This led to a criminal investigation into attempts to influence the 2020 presidential election currently being conducted by Fulton District Attorney Fani Willis. In a statement to the Journal, Raffensperger’s spokesman said Trump’s call to Watson was “just another example” of how his office had promised to “obey the law, count every legal vote and investigate any allegations of fraud.” More stories from theweek.comAll ex-presidents alive but I get vaccinated in new COVID-19 PSAT. The interview with Harry and Meghan may have warned more than the Fauci royal family that the pandemic “will get worse” exactly a year ago. Today he sees “light at the end of the tunnel”.