Kamala Harris blasts Donald Trump for ‘abuse of power’ in controversial Georgia call
Kamala Harris. Image via AP.

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President pressured Governor, Secretary of State to find votes.

Vice-President Elect Kamala Harris was unsparing Sunday in her condemnation of the current President’s “abuse of power” in pressuring Georgia officials to overturn the state’s vote for Joe Biden.

Harris, addressing a Garden City crowd on behalf of Georgia Democratic Senate nominees Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, offered her first public commentary on President Donald Trump‘s controversial call with Georgia’s Republican Governor and Secretary of State, urging them to “find” votes to flip the Peach State’s electors.

With the Presidential election slated to be certified by Congress Jan. 6, despite expected challenges from Republicans in the House and the Senate, the controversial call delineates the high stakes in the runoff election, where Democrats look to defeat David Perdue and Sen. Kelly Loeffler.

“Have y’all heard about that recorded conversation?” Harris said of Trump’s call with Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Raffensperger. “It was yes, certainly the voice of desperation … and it was a bald-faced, bold abuse of power by the President of the United States.”

Harris also contended that Trump “called the Senate race in Georgia illegitimate … illegal and invalidsuggesting that the people of Georgia are trying to commit a crime.”

“They filed six lawsuits — not one, not two — six lawsuits trying to challenge your voice in that election. And they failed every time. And the people’s voice remains standing,” Harris said, putting the 2020 Republican playbook into a historical context.

“We know, were there not powerful people trying to mess with folks’ right to vote, we would be talking about Governor Stacey Abrams.”

Audio snippets of the conversation were first reported by The Washington Post. In the recording, Trump tells Raffensperger at one point that he “just want[s] to find 11,780 votes.”

A.G. Gancarski

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  • Jdubbs

    January 3, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    Remove Trump from office immediately it’s time for Pence to invoke the 25th amendment. Enough is enough.

  • Intel

    January 3, 2021 at 6:26 pm

    The Federal Wiretap Act criminalizes the recording and distribution of this call. It supersedes State one party laws and the Wapo transcript shows the recording party did not inform Trump.

  • Pete

    January 3, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    It may be that the recording was illegal, but it’s too fucking late. The cat is out of the bag and Trump fucked himself. Do you not agree?

  • Intel

    January 3, 2021 at 6:57 pm

    Trump cannot be affected by this since there is videotape of the suspect ballots in evidence already while quite a few individuals are facing Federal charges now. People who attempted an underhanded political move and now will be the primary targets instead of the gloating victors. Net gain for Trump. Loss for Harris illegally promoting it right here in this article. The Act specifically dismissed ignorance as a defense.

  • Intel

    January 3, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    The fight here is about Biden threatening middle eastern countries and how the reaction will be to drop oil prices to destroy the entire US oil sector and then dump the dollar making sanctions toothless and our currency buy only 10% of what it buys today. It’s a catastrophic economic blow Biden is walking right into by listening to malign foreign policy advisors. Everybody’s retirement is getting a 90% cut. That’s why the fight is going on so long.

  • Palmer Tom

    January 3, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    Ninety percent cut in retirement? Social Security, private pensions, stock market to dive? What are you smoking, Intel?

  • Valerie Sprieser

    January 3, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    It is legal in the state of Georgia to record a call and not inform both parties!

  • Intel

    January 3, 2021 at 8:47 pm

    We already did this to Putin in response to his invasion of Crimea. That’s why we didn’t send troops like Biden wanted. If you’re so ignorant about global events you shouldn’t be entitled to keep any of your wealth. We don’t send troops anymore because the hand on the oil valve determines the value of a nation’s currency. The Arctic Wildlife Refuge opened up for leasing and nobody wants it. Why? Nobody can afford to extract it and sell it. A slight shift by OPEC+ which now includes Russia and all our oil becomes too expensive to pump because it’s way cheaper to import. Who did Biden just threaten an hour ago? You think Putin won’t return the favor of bankrupting us like we did to him?

  • Intel

    January 3, 2021 at 8:55 pm

    Biden is threatening Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Israel and now Russia. Essentially he’s declaring war on the oil source. It’s not rocket science here BRICS plus a couple Middle East nations and they outweigh our GDP. They just declare a new currency and we’re third world. No more economic power at all over anyone. Biden isn’t smart enough nor are his team to operate the US military competently. That’s why he’s kicked out of the Pentagon.

  • Sonja Fitch

    January 4, 2021 at 5:13 am

    Intel? You are an ain’tel! The paranoid delusional racist goptrump death cult sociopaths are DAMN TRAITORS! Democracy, we Vote! Democracy we settle disputes (clarifications) of OUR rules/laws in OUR courts! 60 courts have ruled there is no EVIDENCE! Arrest loser trump NOW! Arrest us house and senate members trying to overthrow OUR VOTE and LAWS! Yes Rutherford you are a Fing traitor!

  • Intel

    January 4, 2021 at 7:15 am

    Well somebody is so irrational they don’t care about all those Americans who will starve so Biden can go back to the Bush era of warlording. We had this fight twenty years ago and the result was a million dead people in a far off land and an endless war. Any surprise the defense bill gets through but no $2000 stimulus? The global economic restraints in place now mean everybody loses all their wealth here for a Biden misadventure. The folks backing Biden are foaming at the mouth for a world war. None of them can see the bridge is out and they’re speeding ahead blindly. Don’t invest in oil and make sure you get enough food stockpiled because what’s coming will make getting covid seem like a blessing.

  • Intel

    January 4, 2021 at 7:27 am

    I hope everyone is keeping lists of the genocidal citizens who like Sonja Fitch are fueling the rise of the Fourth Reich. This is how a Holocaust begins. Fascists seize control in a hate fueled drive to go murder millions somewhere else. It always turns out badly.

  • Intel

    January 4, 2021 at 7:50 am

    Florida residents ought to be made aware that a new weapon will be deployed to stop Biden’s global domination plans which will send a 60’ wall of water towards our coasts. How many Florida residents will simply be swept out to sea? I know all my family will die in South Florida. The US is completely isolated in the world now just like Hitler’s Germany. How’d that work out?

  • Intel

    January 4, 2021 at 8:53 am

    Iran just seized a South Korean tanker in retaliation to US sanctions. Putin, Xi, Modi we all go down together if the head of the snake isn’t cut off. Nobody wins except death.

  • Intel

    January 4, 2021 at 9:02 am

    Wang if you want a new approach you cut the head off the Persian snake now and show you are worthy. The Turks can rebuild it. Prove why a Blue Sea Treaty is required.

  • Intel

    January 4, 2021 at 10:10 am

    Shiites are Abrahamic people too. Nobody complained about Israel adopting a pluralism until it came time for you to comply with your faith. Reach out and expand the Abraham Accords from Iran to pull in Afghanistan Pakistan and Turkey to prove your legitimacy in your own religion or be subject to being outcast like ISIS. Force does not reinforce piety it only proves it false.

  • Intel

    January 4, 2021 at 10:33 am

    Xi either the Persians fall back into the fold or they become a regional threat to everybody, you the most. It’s your energy problem. All the Abrahamic people get put under central control or they become malign cancers. I expect you act in the best interest of the globe.

  • Intel

    January 4, 2021 at 10:43 am

    Priorities Wray, the immediate time sensitive investigation into the Federal Wiretap Act violations come first.

  • Intel

    January 4, 2021 at 11:07 am

    Dalel- the sand beneath the mullah’s feet is swept away by the waters of change. Time to float new ideas like banning ethnocentrism and granting universal voting rights to all in a one state solution. That’s ideological death to the theocratic state.

  • Sonja Fitch

    January 4, 2021 at 11:16 am

    Shhh intel the lizard squad is getting close to finding you to be their leader! Go hide oh you ok with being a damn paranoid delusional racist sexist fool! Well ok! Maybe the next leader of the lizard squad ! SAD!

  • Intel

    January 4, 2021 at 11:29 am

    FBI Sonja is a Nashville bomber type. Here’s your proof of motive I pointed out.

  • Intel

    January 4, 2021 at 11:31 am

    Sonja you’re proving the motive behind Nashville

  • Intel

    January 4, 2021 at 11:35 am

    The false flagging by the Nashville group becomes obvious as the emotional toll on their rational thinking is cranked up. Watch how their level of communication descends into hate filled rants. The peace and love and harmony turns into a rabid irrational hatred and then violence.

  • Intel

    January 4, 2021 at 12:33 pm

    Thx UAE. The strike on Solemeini was an act of god. Militancy in the name of faith carries the death sentence. Drop your use of faith as a basis for military action or you will be struck down. Mt Olympus will deal out your punishments with a vengeance.

  • Intel

    January 4, 2021 at 1:53 pm

    Thx Qatar. Now wrangle up the strays Afghanistan Pakistan and Iran and bring them into Erdogan’s fold. The Accords are too lopsided with only republicans. Turkey’s group are the democrats. Xi can overfly Putin now. NY can reach west and turn Tehran into a smoking black hole in 15 minutes.

  • Intel

    January 4, 2021 at 2:51 pm

    Thx Wang.

  • Intel

    January 4, 2021 at 3:05 pm

    Lebanon stick to Sisi or Erdogan if you want to stay safe. Erdogan is going to be the side Iran falls into. The deep blue state that gets the most collective benefit. US observers the democratic/ republican split in the Islamic countries has the pious on the democratic side.

  • Intel

    January 4, 2021 at 3:42 pm

    You need revenge for offending your own deity? FU. Get in line. Don’t like it? Throw rocks at the sky. Preferably straight up then close your eyes. Thx Rhouhani. States here get 2 bucks back for every one kicked in. Iran is in the catbird seat with Pakistan and Afghanistan. No more ideological conflict equals no sanctions.

  • Intel

    January 4, 2021 at 3:50 pm

    Hagel millions will die unnecessarily because you fkn interrupt my work with a stupid potus change. Think Biden won’t pull an Obama?

  • Intel

    January 4, 2021 at 3:55 pm

    FU Anchorage Daily News we’re not killing millions of brown people for you 200 business leaders, a conspiracy by your own list, so oil can be sucked out of the Arctic Wildlife Refuge. Gotta love conspiracies that list themselves openly of their own volition.

  • Intel

    January 4, 2021 at 4:06 pm

    Thx Aydogan.

  • Intel

    January 4, 2021 at 4:29 pm

    Dalel- the right of Palestinians to vote for the government that controls the military they live under is sacrosanct. You must endorse equal voting rights to those under your control or the Accords go no further. Not to mention I will crucify any political figures here who endorse apartheid ethnocentrism. I will fkn go as low as bottle deposits as you know.

  • Intel

    January 4, 2021 at 4:37 pm

    My offer as in the Obama term stands to intellectually terraform NK. Debt forgiveness pending.

  • Intel

    January 4, 2021 at 5:17 pm

    Sisi- the University of Miami Respiratory specialist had a $250 prototype of a required ventilator unit for oxygenating the intubated I suggest you get “international actor” support to get you to supply the parts. Contact Andrew Cuomo directly for technical guidance. Employ military implementation.

  • Intel

    January 4, 2021 at 5:20 pm

    I guarantee at this point Cuomo could personally build you a working model in ten minutes.

  • Intel

    January 4, 2021 at 5:50 pm

    Erdogan- students are hungry. Feed them and give them a pen and paper. Cull for the smart ones and hire them instantly. Alcohol herds them in

  • Intel

    January 4, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    St. Petersburg 5/0 the perps are the white al Qaida of the Brooklyn neck stabbing type. Ensure coverage for the hosts. None of them signed up for extrajudicial blood sports. MP style responsibly.

  • Intel

    January 4, 2021 at 6:21 pm

    Schumer we’re 8 hrs in. You’re hrs late. Gillibrand has an mail connection. Use it.

  • Intel

    January 4, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    Callamard-FU. I authorized killings globally under the duress of having my own wife and children abducted and killed in US jurisdiction in a real life Tarantino movie. I will fkn personally hellfire you outside US legal jurisdiction. Not wiling to engage in a fkn personal blood sport? Eat shit bitch with extreme prejudice. Did I mention being fkn guinea pigs for your Covid culling? Post your location. She how long you want to be targeted. Inform your local law enforcement and maybe they’ll save the taxpayers some money.

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