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Former President Donald Trump is defending a controversial 67-minute phone call he had with Georgia’s secretary of state.

In it, Trump asked Brad Raffensperger to “find” nearly 12,000 votes after his defeat in the 2020 election.

It didn’t take long for Trump to use his new social media platform and defend that now infamous phone call to Raffensperger.

Raffensperger, his assistant and a Fulton County election worker testified before the January 6 committee on Tuesday about the intense pressure Trump and his supporters put on them to overturn the 2020 election results.

Richard Elliot, Channel 2 political reporter traveled to Washington, DC, and was inside the courtroom when Raffensperger testified about that phone call.

“So look, all I want to do is just, I want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than us, because we won the state,” Trump said on the call.

In a social media post, Trump called it “the perfect phone call to discuss a rigged and stolen election.”

Elliot spoke exclusively with Raffensperger minutes after leaving the courtroom on Tuesday.


He said all of his staff were feeling the pressure, but still wanted to follow the law.

“We swear to him. It’s very important and if everyone is doing their job and dropping the chips where they can – but it’s just our job to do our job,” Raffensperger said.

Former Fulton County election workers Shaye Moss and her mother Ruby Freeman would not speak to Elliot as they left the committee room.

But minutes earlier, Moss had testified about the threats they received after Trump and his attorney Rudy Giuliani both accused them of massive voter fraud in the State Farm Arena video.

Multiple investigations have proven these allegations not to be true.

“Telling me I’ll be in jail with my mom and saying things like, ‘Be glad it’s 2020 and not 1920,'” Moss said.

This quote was referring to the lynchings that occurred in the South around this time.

The committee also wanted to learn more about fake voter meetings, including the one that took place at the Georgia State Capitol.


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