January 6

Former Watergate prosecutor: Trump could face jail time for interfering with election in Georgia

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The recorded phone call then-President Donald Trump made to Georgia’s Republican secretary of state in January of 2021 “should be enough” to indict him, a former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman said on Sunday.

Speaking on MSNBC’s The Katie Phang Show, Akerman said that of all the evidence against Trump, it’s the Georgia case that could “send Donald Trump to prison.” Trump’s “only defense” of his call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger was “to somehow pick up on some ambiguity in the tape, that he did not really mean what he said,” Akerman said.

“Once you look at what he said, trying to get Brad Raffensperger to come up with extra votes to make him a winner in Georgia, and put in the context about the January 6th committee has found, I think they have gotten a case beyond a reasonable doubt,” he added.

“What is significant with those tapes is that when you put it in context of all of the evidence that the January 6 committee has uncovered — you put that together, Donald Trump has zero defense in Georgia,” Akerman said.

As Axios points out, Trump posted on Truth Social this Sunday that his “phone call to the Georgia Secretary of State, with many other people, including numerous lawyers, knowingly on the line, was absolutely PERFECT and appropriate.”

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