January 5, 2021

The so-called president engaged in blatant election tampering on Saturday, lied on Twitter, and was caught by the release of the phone call's audio in which he committed the crime.

Shorter Fox News "straight news" anchor Martha MacCallum: HOW DARE YOU LEAK THE TAPE!

She's echoing what David Purdue and other Trump sycophants are using as an excuse: faux rage over the "leak," rather than the crime committed.

MacCallum berated Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Monday. It didn't work. Raffensperger stuck to his guns that it was Trump's lying tweets Sunday that caused the audio of the call to be released, to set the record straight. Kudos to Brad for slipping in "It is what it is" into the conversation, as that is what Trump said about Covid deaths late last year.

MARTHA MACCALLUM: Did you say, 'OK, let's go ahead and release the audio of the phone call?

BRAD RAFFENSPERGER: The information is out there. It is what it is.

MACCALLUM: That's not an answer to my question. Are you going to answer my question? Did you, were you aware of the decision and were you in favor of the decision to release the phone call, sir?

RAFFENSPERGER: I think that we have to respond to the president's Twitter and we responded with the facts of the call. That's how it got out there, so that the world can just see what was in there. They can make their own decisions.

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