Watch: Rachel Maddow reveals Trump's lawyers have quietly met with Georgia prosecutors amid ongoing election investigation
Former President Donald Trump's lawyers have reportedly met with Georgia prosecutors seeking to file official charges against him for his attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election, according to MSNBC's Rachel Maddow.
On Monday, January 10, Maddow shared details about the meeting during her primetime segment. Over the last several months, prosecutors in Georgia have been investigating the circumstances surrounding Trump's infamous phone call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) on January 2 just days before the insurrection on the U.S. Capitol.
“All I want to do is this: I just want to find 11,780 votes,” Trump told Raffensperger on a recorded call. He later added, “There’s nothing wrong with saying, you know, that you’ve recalculated."
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The latest development follows Fulton County District Attorney Fani T. Willis' (D) remarks to The Associated Press where she shared details about the investigation, which also includes Sen. Lindsey Graham's (R-S.C.) call to Raffensperger in November 2022.
Willis insisted that charges could be announced in connection with the attempted coup as early as the first half of 2022. Willis is also considering requesting "a special grand jury with subpoena power to aid the probe," per HuffPost.
“We’re going to just get the facts, get the law, be very methodical, very patient [in] this quest for justice,” she said.
According to HuffPost, Trump's attempts to overturn the presidential election may have violated a number of Georgia's state laws including "conspiracy to commit election fraud, criminal solicitation to commit election fraud, and “intentional interference” with the performance of election duties." All of the potential crimes could lead to fines or imprisonment.
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