Back in December, the media released a story that seemed to undermine Trump’s battle for election integrity.
But many smelled a rat what WaPo and others claimed Trump “pressured” Georgia officials over the phone. We learned the very quotes they attributed to Trump were never said.
They outed their source, who backtracked, saying they weren’t quoting Trump, just claiming that is what he implied. Oh, so nobody’s to blame for making this story up?
Republicans are not satisfied with those answers.
From Daily Wire:
The Georgia Republican Party is calling for an investigation into top officials in the secretary of state’s office after numerous reports were found to have attributed fraudulent quotes to former President Donald Trump in a December phone call.
The Washington Post and other outlets had egg on their faces after claiming Trump told Georgia officials to “find the fraud” among other statements.
Although they seemed to have never heard the call, they claimed to directly quote Trump. Those quotes seemed to suggest that Trump was pressuring GA officials to alter the outcome of the election.
But we now know he never said those things—but the Deputy Secretary of State Fuchs claimed he did.
She is trying to protect herself by saying that was what he was “suggesting.” M-kay, we believe you.
Georgia’s GOP does not find her excuse acceptable. They want an investigation into why this call was leaked and why Fuchs—a deputy in Georgia’s state department—was talking to reporters.
It would be very easy for someone to believe she deliberately misled the media in order to spread a false story.
What she is saying now does not help her case. She is all but accusing Trump of pressuring GA, while admitting she made up the quotes.
The Republican Party wants to know more. They will not be satisfied with these claims. They are even accusing Fuchs and others of attempting to destroy the phone call records, among other suspicious behavior.
We don’t know for sure what really happened. But the timing of the story of Fuchs’ later claims doesn’t paint a good picture.
Was the Deputy Secretary of State trying to mislead the media. Did she want to throw Trump under the bus?
We just might find out.
- GA GOP is calling for an investigation into the leaked call that sparked a false WaPo.
- Deputy Secretary of State admitted to leaking the law, but continues to criticize Trump.
- The party believes Fuchs deliberately misrepresented information to the press.
Source: Daily Wire