Prznint Stupid, who completely lacks the ability to see even one step ahead, probably did not see the fall-out from another of his perfect phone calls this time to shake-down a common Secretary of State and not a Ukrainian president:
“The only Democrat on Georgia’s state election board on Sunday called on Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) to investigate possible civil and criminal violations committed by President Trump during a phone call over the weekend in which the president pressured Raffensperger to ‘find’ enough votes to overturn his defeat.”
And thus our morning quote, in context, is from Raffensperger hisself:
“I understand that the Fulton County district attorney wants to look at it. Maybe that’s the appropriate venue for it to go.”
…which would be unpardonable.
Carl Bernstein: “This was something far worse than Watergate.”
Tiger Beat’s morning email thingie clears up something, see if you can spot it!
How it came about: When the president and his team reached out to talk to Raffensperger on Saturday, the GA secretary of state and his team decided to record the phone call, an adviser told my colleague Marc Caputo. The tape was a classic CYA move — added security — for a president who is quick to bend the truth to fit his own whims. After the call, Raffensperger’s team sat on the tape — that is, until Trump claimed on Twitter Sunday morning that Raffensperger was “unwilling, or unable, to answer” questions about the supposed voter fraud. And then — kaboom! — the recording came out and pretty much broke the internet on Sunday, to say nothing of its effect on the Georgia runoffs.
“So if he’s going to try to dispute anything on the call, it’s nice to have something like this, hard evidence, to dispute whatever he’s claiming about the secretary,” one adviser told Caputo. More from Marc: http://politi.co/354xc1x
And here is the very succinct tweet: The Truth Will Out!!1!
If you listened to the call, you really get the sense that Prznint Stupid is completely unravelling at the thought of being the world’s biggest loser, and so we might be in danger of losing our Beelyion Quatloos bet that whole episode has been a cynical grift to squeeze more Ameros out of the Rubes. Maybe it can be both: he’s multi-tasking!
Lord Damp Nut goes to Georgeduh to campaign for fellow grifters Loeffler and Perdue tonight, the run-offs are tomorrow, and the electoral college vote is on Wednesday.
Anyway, the Party of Sedition has still said nothing about it, and that’s all you need to know.