Reuters JIM BOURG
The office of US State Secretary Brad Ravensberger announced the opening of a formal investigation into the attempts of former President Donald Trump to influence the election results.
A spokesman for the state secretary’s office, Walter Jones, said in an interview with the agency, according to a report published on Monday, that he is “investigating the complaints he has received,” explaining that the process is “to uncover facts and solve administrative affairs.”
Jones added that “all legal measures will be left to the attorney general.”
Ravensburger’s office has received repeated calls to open such an investigation after the disclosure of pressure exerted on him by Trump during a telephone conversation they had on January 2, and his recording was published in the “Washington Post” newspaper.
This recording revealed that Trump called on Ravensburger to cancel the results of the ballot in Georgia, which was considered one of the swing states in this race, based on allegations of widespread electoral fraud.
Republican Trump, according to the official results of the presidential elections announced on December 14, more than a month after the day of the vote that took place on November 3, incurred a clear loss in front of Democrat, Joe Biden, who won 306 of the electoral college votes compared to 232 for the current president.
This development coincides with Trump’s trial in the US Senate in the context of his impeachment process, which includes him being accused of inciting rebellion in light of the events of the storming of Congress on January 6.
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