Leave it to the Washington Post to break the news on Watergate 2: Electric Boogaloo.
Throughout the call, Raffensperger and his office’s general counsel rejected Trump’s assertions, explaining that the president is relying on debunked conspiracy theories and that President-elect Joe Biden’s 11,779-vote victory in Georgia was fair and accurate.
Trump dismissed their arguments.
“The people of Georgia are angry, the people in the country are angry,” he said. “And there’s nothing wrong with saying, you know, um, that you’ve recalculated.”
Raffensperger responded: “Well, Mr. President, the challenge that you have is, the data you have is wrong.”
At another point, Trump said: “So look. All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have. Because we won the state.”
So, at what point do we honestly admit that Trump is a criminal and deserves to go to prison? This is pretty much exactly what he was impeached for in December 2019, right? How many laws does a president get to break?
This is the perfect moment for Joe Biden to name Sally Yates as AG. I’m thinking a message of tolerating no bullshit needs to be sent so the American public will have confidence in the incoming administration. We need to be assured that the Constitution will be both protected and followed.
Save this prediction for later. Trump will issue a self pardon for this in some form or fashion. Biden’s AG will charge him with election tampering. Republicans will bitch and moan until the cows come home. Finally, the SCOTUS will eventually rule that the pardon is invalid because no one person can be their own judge and jury.
The moniker Stupid Watergate now seems wholly inadequate to describe this administration’s antics. The members of Congress who have actively supported this shit should also face major repercussions for their roles.
Update 4:18 1/3/2021
Washington Post has released the entire call audio.