A Trump campaign staffer sent instructions to a group of Republicans in Georgia who were planning to cast Electoral College votes for Trump, asking them to conduct the plan in “complete secrecy,” according to an email obtained by media outlets.
Both The Washington Post and CNN reported Monday night that the email, written by Trump campaign Georgia operations director Robert Sinners, instructed the fake electors to tell security at the state capitol to lie and say that they had appointments with two state senators. “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,” Sinners wrote. The January 6th House Select Committee is likely to highlight the newly uncovered email to the fake electors during their first prime-time hearing on Thursday night.
Fake documents were sent to the National Archives in December alleging electors for the Electoral College supported Trump in seven states President Biden had won. People involved with the scheme from Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin have since been subpoenaed to appear before the January 6th House Select Committee to testify about their involvement with the fake electors’ plot.
Robert Sinners now works for Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R), who recently fended off a Trump-backed primary challenger after Raffensperger refused to take up Trump’s effort to overturn the presidential election in the state, and he added that his “views on the matter have changed significantly from where they were on December 13th.” Sinners said in a statement that he was working on behalf of senior campaign officials and senior Republicans in the state and was “advised by attorneys that this was necessary in order to preserve the pending legal challenge.”