Lawyers for former US President Donald Trump sought to obtain “sensitive” election data from vote counting machines after the 2020 election, it was revealed on Monday. The Washington Post newspaper.
The US newspaper, which had access to emails and other documents, claims that Trump’s lawyers instructed a team of computer experts to copy sensitive data from the district election systems after the elections in three key states: Georgia, Nevada and Michigan. . Republican representatives would pay computer scientists up to $26,000.
In an effort to overturn his election loss against Joe Biden, Trump’s lawyers have asked a forensics firm to access the election systems of those three key state districts, according to documents they have obtained.
Attorney Sidney Powell reportedly sent a team to Michigan to copy election data from a rural county and Detroit area. Another Trump campaign lawyer has reportedly hired a team to do the same thing in Nevada. On January 7, 2021, after storming the Capitol, computer equipment copied data from Dominion’s voting system in Coffee County, South Georgia.
The documents, The Washington Post claims, shed more light on the battlefront of Trump and his allies to overturn the election. As lawyers, computer scientists and security contractors secretly worked alongside a nationwide polling team, the former president’s entourage mounted legal challenges, staged demonstrations in Washington and pressured Congress and former Vice President Mike Pence to reject Biden’s victory.
Trump and his advisers have used the voting machines since the defeat as a mechanism to commit alleged fraud. They then accused car manufacturers and shadowy foreign powers of joining a bogus conspiracy to oust Republicans from the White House. Subsequent recounts and reviews have confirmed the accuracy of the machines used to recount the 2020 election.
On the same Monday, it became known that Trump’s former personal lawyer, Rudy Julian, is being investigated in the state of Georgia for his involvement in an attempt to invalidate the results of the former president’s 2020 election. Giuliani, whose conspiracy theories about alleged election meddling in favor of Democrats have become the subject of a criminal investigation, is scheduled to appear before a grand jury in Atlanta.
The prosecutor’s office requests that the statement that resulted from the search of his residence be kept secret
The U.S. Department of Justice also requested this Monday that classified documents that justified its search of Donald Trump’s Florida mansion for nuclear weapons be kept secret.
In a 13-page document addressed to the Florida judge handling the case, prosecutor Juan Antonio Gonzalez asked that the document not be released because it could affect the investigation. According to Gonzalez, this could “change the trajectory of an investigation, reveal ongoing or future actions and undermine agents’ ability to obtain credible evidence or witnesses.”
US Attorney General Merrick Garland was the one who authorized the decision to request a search warrant last Monday at Mar-a-Lago, the former president’s mansion in Palm Beach, southeast Florida. The FBI conducted this search to find official documents that the Republican would take to the White House when he was no longer president and that contained classified material.
Among the seized material, according to a copy of the search warrant, are 11 sets of documents marked as “Top Secret/Sensitive” information.
Several US media outlets, including The Washington Post and CNN, have requested the release of evidence the government sent to the magistrate to justify the search of Trump’s home, a request that was upheld by the Justice Court.
After learning of the government’s refusal, Trump himself took to the social networking site Truth to send a message demanding the “immediate and unredacted release” of the affidavit in favor of transparency.
“In addition to the results of the investigation, the release of this type of investigative material could have devastating consequences for the reputations and rights of the individuals whose actions and comments are described,” the Justice Department argued in a statement to the judge.
The former Republican president is being investigated for three possible crimes: violating the Espionage Act, obstruction of justice and destruction of documents, which if convicted could lead to fines to prison terms and disqualification from holding political office. .
Source: El Diario