Fake Electors Were Asked To Work In Secrecy, Email Reveals
A newly released email from a Trump campaign staffer called on fake electors in Georgia to carry out the plan in “complete secrecy.”
“I must ask for your complete discretion in this process,” Georgie operations director for the Trump campaign Robert Sinners wrote in an email dated December 13, 2020.
“Your duties are imperative to ensure the end result — a win in Georgia for President Trump — but will be hampered unless we have complete secrecy and discretion,” he added.
A Sinners statement said that he made the request because he was told secrecy “was necessary in order to preserve the pending legal challenge.”
Deputy Attorney Gen. Lisa Monaco announced in January that the Justice Department had opened an investigation into the fake electors in seven states. The National Archives received documents in December 2020 that falsely named former President Donald Trump the winner of Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. President Joe Biden was actually the winner of those states.
The fraudulent signees have been subpoenaed to testify in front of the House committee investigating the January 6, 2020, Capitol attack. They will participate in the committee’s public hearings which began this week.
Sinner now works for Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who Trump asked to “find” the votes to give Trump a win in Georgia. Sinner noted in an interview with CNN this week that his views on the fake electors shifted after Trump refused to accept Biden as the rightful winner and made an effort to jeopardize a peaceful transition of power.
Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis is also looking into the Trump team’s alleged violation of election laws in the state. Both Willis and the Justice Department’s probe could prompt criminal charges.