Georgian Foreign Secretary Brad Raffensperger speaks during a press conference on election results in Atlanta, Georgia, December 2, 2020.

Elijah Nouvelage | Reuters

The Fulton County, Georgia chief attorney has opened a criminal investigation into a phone call made by then-President Donald Trump to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who asked the officer at the last minute to “find” enough votes for him to undo his loss of election to Joe Biden.

Fulton District Attorney Fani Willis sent a letter to Raffensperger and other government officials asking for documents related to Trump’s highly unusual phone call to be retained, a state official with knowledge of the letter told NBC News.

The letter said the request was part of a criminal investigation into several charges, ranging from false statements to “any involvement in violence or threats related to the election administration”.


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