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Trump’s lawyers tried to get “sensitive” electoral data after the 2020 elections, according to The Washington Post

The lawyers of the former president of the United States Donad Trump would have tried to get hold of “sensitive” electoral data extracted from the vote counting machines after the 2020 elections, as published on Monday The Washington Post newspaper.

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The American newspaper, which has had access to emails and other documentary records, assures that Trump’s lawyers would have directed a team of computer experts to copy sensitive data from the electoral systems of counties in three key states after the elections: Georgia, Nevada and Michigan. The representatives of the Republican would have paid the computer scientists up to 26,000 dollars.

In their efforts to annul the electoral defeat against Joe Biden, Trump’s lawyers would have asked a forensic data company to access the electoral systems of the counties of those three key states in dispute, according to the documents they have had. access the American newspaper.

Attorney Sidney Powell reportedly sent the team to Michigan to copy election data from a rural county and the Detroit area. Another Trump campaign attorney reportedly hired the team to do the same thing in Nevada. On January 7, 2021, just after the storming of the Capitol, computer equipment to copy data from a Dominion voting system in Coffee County, South Georgia.

The documents, The Washington Post assures, shed more light on the battlefront of Trump and his allies to annul the elections. As lawyers, computer scientists and security contractors secretly worked to do it with the county-level voting team, the former president’s entourage was filing legal challenges, instigating demonstrations in Washington and pressuring Congress and former Vice President Mike Pence to reject victory. of Biden.

Trump and his advisers seized after the defeat of the voting machines as a mechanism to execute the alleged fraud. They then blamed the manufacturers of the machines and foreign shadow forces of joining a false plot to remove the Republican from the White House. Subsequent recounts and reviews have confirmed the accuracy of the machines that were used to recount the 2020 election.

This same Monday, it has become known that Trump’s former personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, is being investigated in the state of Georgia for his involvement in the former president’s attempts to invalidate the result of the 2020 elections. Giuliani, whose conspiracy theories about a alleged interference in favor of the Democrats in the elections have been the subject of a criminal investigation, he will have to appear before the grand jury in Atlanta.

The Prosecutor’s Office asks to keep secret the statement that led to the search of his mansion

The US Department of Justice has also requested this Monday that the affidavit that justified the request to search Donald Trump’s mansion in Florida in search of classified documents on nuclear weapons be kept secret.

In a 13-page document addressed to the Florida judge handling the case, prosecutor Juan Antonio González requests that the document not be published because it could affect the course of the investigation. According to González, it could “alter the trajectory of the investigation, reveal current or future actions and undermine the ability of agents to obtain credible evidence or witnesses.”

The US attorney general, Merrick Garland, was the one who authorized the decision to request the search warrant last Monday at Mar-a-Lago, the mansion that the former president has in Palm Beach, in southeastern Florida. The FBI carried out this search in search of official documents that the Republican would have taken from the White House when he ceased to be president and that would include classified material.

Among the material seized are 11 sets of documents marked as “top secret/sensitive” information, according to the copy of the search warrant.

Several US media, including The Washington Post and CNN, had requested that the affidavit sent by the Government to the magistrate to justify the search at Trump’s house be published, a request that was approved by the Justice.

After learning of the government’s refusal, Trump himself went to the Truth social network to send a message in which he requested “the immediate and unedited publication” of the affidavit in favor of transparency.

“In addition to the implications for the investigation, the publication of this type of investigative material could have devastating consequences for the reputations and rights of the individuals whose actions and comments are described,” justified the Justice Department in its text before the judge.

The former Republican president is being investigated for the possible commission of three crimes: violation of the Espionage Act, obstruction of justice and destruction of documents, which, if convicted, could carry from fines to prison terms and disqualification from holding political office. .