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Trump’s lawyers tried to obtain “sensitive” data from the vote in 2020 in three key states

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The lawyers of the former president of the United States donald trump (2017-2021) tried to get hold of “sensitive” election data extracted from the vote counting machines after the 2020 elections, as published this morning by The Washington Post.

The newspaper, which said it had access to documentation that would prove it, points out that Trump’s lawyers directed a team of computer experts to copy sensitive data from electoral systems in key states such as Georgia, Nevada and Michigan.

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The representatives of the former president paid the computer scientists in advance, in one of the cases, $26,000. The Post recounts how attorney Sidney Powell sent a team to Michigan to copy election data from a rural county and from the Detroit area; another attorney did the same for Nevada, and the day January 7, 2021 -right after the assault on the Capitol- they were sent to the south georgia.

This same Monday, it was learned that the one who was Trump’s personal lawyer, rudy giuliani, is being investigated in the state of Georgia for his involvement in the former president’s attempts to invalidate the 2020 elections, in which he lost to the current president, Joe Biden. Giuliani, whose conspiracy theories about alleged interference in favor of Democrats in the elections have been the subject of the criminal investigation led by Fulton County Prosecutor Fani Willis, will have to appear before a grand jury in Atlanta, Georgia. ).

Since last May, a special grand jury in Georgia has been examining whether the former president and others committed crimes by pressuring politicians of that state in relation to the results of the 2020 elections. Also this Monday, a federal judge rejected the attempt of Republican Senator Lindsey Graham not to appear before the special jury, for which he will have to testify on August 23 to answer about two alleged phone calls he made to Georgia election officials.

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In Georgia and other US states, special grand juries cannot return criminal indictments, but they do have the power to require the appearance of witnesses under subpoena and the transfer of documents, within a process that takes place in secret. At the end of their mission, this type of jury – made up of between 16 and 23 people – issues a report with its conclusions and sometimes recommends one measure or another, but it is up to the prosecutors to decide whether to accuse or not, something for which they would need to present evidence. to another grand jury.

Source: Lasexta

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