In a stunning development, reports have emerged that former President Donald Trump‘s legal team discussed using data obtained from a breached voting machine in a rural Georgia county to try and decertify the state‘s Senate runoff results.
Text messages obtained by CNN from two Trump allies, Jim Penrose and Doug Logan, reveal an alleged plot to not only overturn the 2020 presidential election results but also keep a Republican hold on the US Senate.
According to the text messages, Penrose and Logan discussed a plan to keep their efforts close hold, with the aim of using the data from the breached voting machine in Coffee County to try and decertify the Senate runoff election before it was officially certified.
The Coffee County breach is now under investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, while Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has subpoenaed a number of individuals involved in the breach, including Penrose, Logan, and former Trump lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell.
The special grand jury convened for the case also recommended issuing multiple indictments in its final report completed in February. Penrose, Logan, Powell, and Giuliani have all been named in state–level criminal investigations in Michigan and Georgia, with reports indicating that Willis and her team have evidence that Trump allies planned to use the breached voting data in Georgia to try and decertify the Senate runoff election.
The breach is also being investigated by Special Counsel Jack Smith, although it is unclear what evidence he has in his possession related to the Coffee County incident.
While Trump‘s lawyers have not responded to requests for comment, Giuliani‘s attorney has referred CNN to his January 6 committee interview transcript.
This news is sure to shock many and comes at a time when the election integrity debate is still raging in the US. It‘s unclear at this point what the full implications of this news could be, but it‘s sure to be a major issue in the days and weeks to come.