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Trump campaign knew lawyers' voting machine claims were baseless, memo shows

 

September 22, 2021

ERIN SCHAFF, New York Times file

Sidney Powell, one of a team of lawyers allied with then-President Donald Trump, walks to join Rudy Giuliani for a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington on Nov. 19, 2020.

Two weeks after the 2020 election, a team of lawyers closely allied with President Donald Trump held a widely watched news conference at the Republican Party's headquarters in Washington. At the event, they laid out a bizarre conspiracy theory claiming that a voting machine company had worked with an election software firm, financier George Soros and Venezuela to steal the presidential contest from Trump.

But there was a problem for the Trump team, according to court documents released Monday evening.

By the time the news conference occurred Nov. 19, Trump's campaign had already prepared an internal memo on many of the outlandish claims about the company, Dominion Voting Systems, and the separate software company, Smartmatic. The memo had determined that those allegations were untrue.

https://www.startribune.com/trump-campaign-knew-lawyers-voting-machine-claims-were-baseless-memo-shows/600099431/

 

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