(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – While there have been previous allegations that the Trump administration considered seizing voting machines in numerous states following the 2020 Presidential Election, a prosecutor has now come forward and accused former New York City Mayor and attorney to former President Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, of asking the prosecutor to take control of voting machines in Michigan and then turn them over to Trump’s election attorneys.
The prosecutor refused to do so because he had no probable cause, warrant, or legal authority to seize the voting machines.
According to The Washington Post in a just-published piece, “Giuliani asked Michigan prosecutor to give voting machines to Trump team”:
“In the weeks after the 2020 election, Rudolph W. Giuliani and other legal advisers to President Donald Trump asked a Republican prosecutor in northern Michigan to get his county’s voting machines and pass them to Trump’s team, the prosecutor told The Washington Post…
“Rossiter [the prosecutor] said he declined. ‘I said, ‘I can’t just say: give them here.’ We don’t have that magical power to just demand things as prosecutors. You need probable cause.’ Even if he had had sufficient grounds to take the machines as evidence, Rossiter said, he could not have released them to outsiders or a party with an interest in the matter.” [emphasis added]
“Legal scholars said it was unusual and inappropriate for a president’s representatives to make such a request of a local prosecutor. ‘I never expected in my life I’d get a call like this,’ Rossiter said.” [emphasis added]
Bottom line: If the prosecutor’s accusations are truthful, he, like almost every other official who was asked to take extra-judicial action following the 2020 Presidential Election – Republican and Democrat – adhered to the law. Presidents and their attorneys do not have the legal authority to seize state voting machines absent a properly issued warrant by a court with legal jurisdiction. That’s what makes the United States of America different from Russia, China, North Korea, and other communist dictatorships.
Mich. prosecutor says Giuliani asked him to hand over voting machines as Trump team worked to fuel fraud claims in rural county https://t.co/swgiDoqGVR
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 9, 2022