ABC News and Washington Post We obtained video clips of interviews conducted by Donald Trump’s co-defendants with Fulton County prosecutors who pleaded guilty in the case of attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in Georgia. In one of the videos, lawyer Jenna Ellis He remembers His conversation with Dan Scavino, a longtime adviser to the former president, follows efforts by courts, including the Supreme Court, to overturn the results announced in key states after the vote failed on November 3, 2020.
“He said to me, in a slightly excited tone, ‘Well, we don’t care and we’re not leaving.’ I asked him what he meant. And he said, ‘Okay, the president,’ which is President Trump. […]“The president will not leave under any circumstances,” he said. “We will simply remain in power.” »
“I told him, ‘This is not the way things work, you realize that?’ He said, “We don’t care.” »
EXCLUSIVE: ABC News has obtained a video of Georgia prosecutors’ interview with former Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis, in which Ellis told them she was personally informed by a senior Trump adviser that Trump was “not leaving” the White House — despite losing the 2020 election. pic.twitter.com/J9c4bm9cbZ
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According to the former Georgia prosecutor, Ellis’ testimony, if called to the stand, could help prosecutors prosecute Trump. But it doesn’t seem to contain concrete evidence. In a statement to ABC News, Steve Sadow, Trump’s lead lawyer in the case, called the “alleged private conversation,” as Ellis described it, “completely meaningless.”
“The only notable development in this ridiculous investigation is that President Trump left the White House on January 20, 2021, and returned to Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida,” Sado said. “If this is the kind of false and ridiculous evidence the prosecutor is presenting [Fani] Willis intends to back down, which is all the more reason to reject this farce in a political matter. »
In her video interview with Fulton County prosecutors, attorney Sidney Powell asserts that the 2020 presidential election results were fraudulent, while admitting she doesn’t know much about the laws governing the election.
the Washington Post Reports too From a video of an interview conducted by attorney Kenneth Chessboro, one of the promoters of using false electoral rolls to reverse the results of the 2020 presidential election. When questioned by Fulton County prosecutors, he claimed that Trump himself was involved in the scheme.
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