There is a growing scandal inside the Georgia Secretary of State office that is going to pop off at any moment.
it started this week when the Washington Post made a huge correction in their report of a phone that occurred between then-President Trump and Frances Watson, investigator for the Georgia Secretary of State office.
On December 23, the Washington Post accused President Trump of demanding Watson “find the fraud” and that when she did she would be a “national hero.” Come to find out it was all fake news however, the Washington Post was going off the materials that were given to them at the time.
In March the Wall Street Journal published the recording and wrote:
When The Post first reported on the call, state officials said they did not believe that a recording existed. Officials located the recording on a trash folder on Watson’s device while responding to a public records request, according to a person familiar with the situation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe the internal process.
We now know that Jordan Fuchs, Deputy Secretary of State of Georgia recorded the phone calls and gave the quotes to the Washington Post.
“They secretly recorded the telephone call, mischaracterized its contents to the news media and then attempted to destroy the recording. It is confidence-shattering,” David Shafer, chairman of the Georgia Republican Party said.
Can we be clear about something… the DEPUTY SECY OF STATE was briefing fake news about POTUS while there were mass calls for recounts and ballot audits.
America’s systems are broken. https://t.co/xFuvkxsLG0
— Raheem Kassam (@RaheemKassam) March 17, 2021
Questions are being raised that if Fuchs was so concerned about illegal pressure why didn’t she give the phone call recording to investigators to preserve it instead of giving it to the Washington Post.
What Fuchs wasn’t banking on was investigators finding a copy of the recorded phone in Watson’s trash folder on her computer. That find led to the Washington Post having to out Fuchs as the leaker and post a major correction.
It is now being rumored that Fuchs’ may have also leaked the January 2nd phone call as well and that she had an existing relationship with on of the Post reporters.
Additionally, it has been alleged that Fuchs was traveling to Florida on January 1st. Florida is a two-party consent state, so if she recorded the January 2 phone call she may have been violating Florida’s wiretapping law.
This was my second ask, @JordyFuchs did not deny being in Florida when the recording was made and left it on read. https://t.co/65VKBlL6pn pic.twitter.com/OgAsXErY1o
— Arthur Bloom 🇺🇸 (@j_arthur_bloom) March 17, 2021
What’s also concerning is that after the original story on January 9th was published no one from the Secretary of State’s office corrected the story.
Under Fla. Stat. 934.03, secretly audio recording another individual is a 3rd Degree Felony offense, punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
Each recording is a separate felony.
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) March 17, 2021
There is a growing scandal developing inside the Georgia Secretary of State’s office and their behavior could have contributed to the Republicans losing the Senate. There are investigations being conducted everywhere and it seems just like Cuomo, more and more information is coming out drip by drip.
Between this and the fact that a Georgia judge may allow absentee ballots to be unsealed things in Georgia may jump off real soon.