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Solicitation to Commit Election Fraud is a Crime

President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden of the White House on November 13, 2020. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
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January 4, 2021 9:25 a.m.

It was pretty transparently clear that the source of the Trump-Raffensperger recording was Raffensperger and staff lawyer Ryan Germany. But it’s notable that in the follow-on reporting they aren’t being coy about it. They are basically saying, we’d been asked to commit illegal acts in earlier calls. It seemed prudent to record this call. Probably the best way to see this is that the two men decided to wear what amounts to a DIY wire.

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