An aide to former chief of staff Mark Meadows' was part of the Trump administration's attempt to pressure Georgia officials into changing the 2020 election results.
According to documents that American Oversight obtained, Cassidy Hutchinson contacted Georgia's Deputy Sec. of State Jordan Fuchs on Dec. 30 to attempt to influence other members of Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger's (R-GA) team. At one point Meadows actually went down to Georgia to visit with Georgia Chief Investigator Frances Watson.
New: Records we obtained show an aide to then Chief of Staff Mark Meadows contacted Georgia’s Deputy Sec. of State… https://t.co/IDO9SF7v5R— American Oversight (@American Oversight) 1615475206.0
"That's ridiculous. I talked to him about how you verify signatures. Right now a single person verifies signatures and I suggested as you go forward can you change it to make sure that a bipartisan team verifies signatures and if there is a dispute, come up with an appeals process," Graham claimed.
Trump first called Gov. Brian Kemp (R-GA) Saturday morning, Dec. 5, to pressure him to change the results of the election.
American Oversight also noted that on Dec. 23, then-President Trump called Watson to pressure her directly and find "the right answer."
Weeks later, on Jan. 2, Trump called Raffensperger, saying that he must "find" the votes that would change the outcome of the election.
At some point, Georgia officials began recording the phone calls and after denials from the Trump White House and Trump allies, they released the recordings.
Those calls are now part of the evidence in Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis' investigation.
Former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti says it is time for Hutchinson to hire a defense lawyer:
This aide is going to need a lawyer. She should expect to receive a grand jury subpoena, given that the Fulton Cou… https://t.co/tWIzYYOmvX— Renato Mariotti (@Renato Mariotti) 1615501210.0