Recent reports indicate that Donald Trump asked his lawyers to help devise a plan to suppress evidence about his call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on January 2, 2021. These reports state that Trump wanted to keep evidence of the call from being used against him in criminal cases. During the call, Trump asked Raffensperger to “find” 11,780 votes—the minimum number of votes needed for him to overtake Joe Biden and win the popular vote in Georgia. The released recording of the call has become a significant feature of the charges in the indictment against Trump in Fulton County, Georgia for seeking to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
While referring to the call as “perfect” publicly, behind the scenes, Trump has been briefed multiple times by lawyers on ways they might try to get the tape tossed out in court. Trump’s lawyers have discussed and dissected the call for months, according to the report.