Damning New Report Reveals That Donald Trump’s Team Knew Election Fraud Gambit Was a Lie
President Donald Trump’s confederates knew that their claims about the 2020 election having been stolen were completely untrue when they first made them, according to a blockbuster report in Tuesday’s New York Times.
Specifically, an internal memo from November of 2020 that was included in court filings on Monday and later obtained by The Times proves that Team Trump’s allegations that Dominion Voting Systems’ machines had somehow rigged the election away from Trump in favor of then-Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden were total hogwash.
“The court papers, which were initially filed late last week as a motion in a defamation lawsuit brought against the campaign and others by a former Dominion employee, Eric Coomer, contain evidence that officials in the Trump campaign were aware early on that many of the claims against the companies were baseless,” the outlet found.
Per the Times:
Even though the memo was hastily assembled, it rebutted a series of allegations that [Trump’s embattled ‘Kraken’ lawyer Sidney] Powell and others were making in public. It found:
That Dominion did not use voting technology from the software company, Smartmatic, in the 2020 election.
That Dominion had no direct ties to Venezuela or to Mr. Soros.
And that there was no evidence that Dominion’s leadership had connections to left-wing ‘antifa’ activists, as Ms. Powell and others had claimed.
“The documents also suggest that the campaign sat on its findings about Dominion even as Sidney Powell and other lawyers attacked the company in the conservative media and ultimately filed four federal lawsuits accusing it of a vast conspiracy to rig the election against Mr. Trump,” the Times further explained.
The Times added, however, that “it is unclear if Mr. Trump knew about or saw the memo; still, the documents suggest that his campaign’s communications staff remained silent about what it knew of the claims against Dominion at a moment when the allegations were circulating freely.”
And, more damningly, the court documents state that “the Trump campaign continued to allow its agents, to advance debunked conspiracy theories and defame” Coomer, “apparently without providing them with their own research debunking those theories.”
Dominion is currently suing Trump and his nincompoop co-conspirators for defamation.
“This case was never about fraud,” Judge Linda V. Parker of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan wrote in a decision last month that allowed Dominion’s case to proceed. “It was about undermining the people’s faith in our democracy and debasing the judicial process to do so.”