Georgia indictment based on 'fake news,' Breitbart's Joel Pollak says

 August 19, 2023

Former President Donald Trump was recently indicted by Fulton County, GA District Attorney Fani Willis, and many believe the indictment is as weak as the one out of New York.

Breitbart's Joel Pollak penned a recent piece in which he reminds the reader that the indictment out of Georgia was based "fake news."

Trump's phone call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger was seemingly twisted out of context, with many in the media and prosecutors alike making it sound as if he asked the secretary of state to simply "find" more votes.

Pollak clarified what Trump said in the conversation, which seems to make quite a difference in the eyes of the law.

Breitbart's Pollak noted:

Actually, what Trump said was: “I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have because we won the state” (emphasis added).

Trump was not giving an order. He was talking about his own feelings. And as Scott Adams noted this week, Trump was speaking in the context of believing he had already won the state. He believed the proof was out there; he didn’t need to make anythig up.

The writer also referenced earlier observations by notable legal scholars, such as George Washington University Law School professor Jonathan Turley, who has remained neutral in his assessments of Trump's legal woes.

"While others have portrayed the statement as a raw call for fabricating the votes, it seems more likely that Trump was swatting back claims that there was no value to a statewide recount by pointing out that he wouldn’t have to find a statistically high number of votes to change the outcome of the election," Turley said.

Turley added, "It is telling that many politicians and pundits refuse to even acknowledge that obvious alternate meaning."

Pollak continued:

The term “find” is also used colloquially, and often, in the context of counting votes. Political analysts on television routinely say that a candidate needs to “find” votes in one area or another, having already been cast, as results are reported by local precincts.

Trump, his allies and those who support him have long argued that the indictments he faces are blatant attempts at hamstringing his 2024 presidential campaign, as he's a formidable challenge to President Joe Biden's reelection ambitions.

The former president has let his thoughts be known on the Georgia indictment through several posts on his Truth Social platform.

For her part, Willis made headlines last week by announcing she's asking for a March 4, 2024 trial date, which happens to be one day before "Super Tuesday," -- the day that kicks off 2024 primary voting.

Trump's lawyers are working overtime to protect their client, and so far, they're earning their pay.