Trump created a 'major problem' for himself in Georgia election probe: CNN legal analyst

As former President Donald Trump comes under scrutiny from a grand jury in Fulton County, Georgia, CNN legal analyst Elie Honig believes Trump has already created a "major problem" for himself through his own words and actions.

In his latest analysis of Trump's potential legal jeopardy, Honig argued that Trump had already given investigators "powerful" evidence of his intent to unlawfully overturn election results in Georgia with his two phone calls to elections officials.

"The district attorney's Exhibit A ought to be Trump's now-infamous December 2020 phone call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger," he writes. "In that call, Trump advised Raffensperger that 'there's nothing wrong with saying that, you know, um, that you've recalculated' and implored him to 'find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have.'"

This is particularly damning, argues Honig, because "Trump's own words in this call convey his underlying intent: He asked Raffensperger not merely to count all the votes and let them fall where they will, but rather to 'find' precisely enough votes to enable Trump to win Georgia by a single vote."

Honig then links these statements back to Georgia elections laws, and he says the former president's words leave no doubt about his corrupt intent that would make them a prosecutable offense.

"There's simply no common sense way to interpret Trump's words as some innocent effort to make sure that every last vote was counted fairly and accurately," he writes. "That's not what Trump realistically meant when he pointed Watson toward Fulton County and pressured her to find 'the right answer,' or when he asked Raffensperger to 'find' exactly 11,780 votes."