It's a piece of very common news that former President of the United States Donald Trump has loads of dishonestly in him.
Most people know that the former USA president was a huckster. Trump had told several lies some of which he claimed Joe Biden will destroy protections for pre-existing health conditions.
He lied that he is the one who got the Veterans Choice program passed after other presidents tried and failed for years.
Without giving any reliable source, he claimed that the noise from windmills causes cancer.
He also lied that he is Michigan's Man of the Year, though he had never lived in Michigan.
And that he won the 2020 presidential election. On and on.
Trump's attempted efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election that the election was "rigged" or "stolen" was not his first lie.
And he made several attempts and false accusations about the election. One of such attempts was a call he made on December 23, 2020, to investigator Frances Watson who is Georgia's chief elections investigator urging her to find "dishonesty" that could help overturn the state's election results in his favour. Saying her work is of national importance.
A source cited that the audio file was retrieved from the secretary of state's office in a trash folder on Watson's computer while responding to a public records request.
Trump told Watson during the call that she has the most important job in the country right now.
You have the most important job in the country right now...
Frances Watson is Georgia's chief elections investigator leading an audit of absentee ballot signatures at the time.
He continued: "...Because if we win Georgia ... the people of Georgia are so angry at what happened to me, they know I won.." Again, this is one of the common lies Trump is known for. He kept claiming that he won the state when in fact, he didn't.
The state of Georgia was part of the states Joe Biden won in the 2020 presidential election -- Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
Two separate recounts were conducted in Georgia.
The first recount found Biden won by 12,284 votes and the second recount narrowed Biden's victory to 11,779 votes. Either way, Biden undoubtedly won the state of Georgia. This is very clear.
Somewhere along the call, Trump said:
"When the right answer comes out, you'll be praised, people will say 'great,' because that's what it's about, the ability to check and to make it right because everyone knows it's wrong."
This is nothing more than mere pressure on Frances to find a way to find "dishonesty" or "fraud" in the state's 2020 presidential election.
Though she said she was shocked Trump called her, she did not perceive any pressure from his phone call. Watson told Mark Winne, a WSB-TV investigative reporter.
Furthermore, Trump in the audio file urged Watson to go back 2 years prior and matching voters' signatures on file with the elections office and the signatures on their ballots. In essence, Trump was urging her to review older signatures rather than just the most up-to-date ones on file for voters.
"If you go back two years, and if you can get to Fulton, you're going to find things that are going to be unbelievable, the dishonesty that we've heard from, just, good sources, really good sources,"
Here, he didn't mention the name of the "source" where he got his facts from, just from "good sources, really good sources." Trump sure liked to use a lot of unnamed sources himself.
One of such was when he claimed that "they say" the noise from windmills "causes cancer." How?
"I appreciate your comments," Watson responded. She conceded that she was "shocked" that he had set aside the effort to call her and that she and her team and the GBI (Georgia Bureau of Investigation) will work through it to find the truth. In her words.
"I appreciate your comment and I can assure you that our team and the GBI they'll be only interested in the truth and finding the information that's based on the facts... I know you're a very very busy, very important man and very honoured that you called."
Trump continued, and asked whether her team of investigators would continue working past Christmas to "keep it going fast."
"Because, you know, we have that date of the 6th, which is a very important date,"
The 6th of December, 2020 was the date the Congress was to have a joint session to formalize the Electoral College results. The same day, a pro-Trump mob attacked the Capitol (on Jan. 6th) in an attempt to disrupt the process of formalizing Biden's election victory which lead to 5 deaths and 50 police officers were injured.
Finally Trump told her, "Whatever you can do, Frances, it would be — it's a great thing, it's an important thing for the country. So important. You've no idea. So important. And I very much appreciate it."