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What is Georgia Secretary of State Brad “Mr. No Transparency” Raffensperger hiding?


It appears that the Georgia Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, apparently leaked a normal and customary tape of a conversation with President Trump to the leftist Washington Post which excerpted choice bits, sensationalized the, and published them for the jackals in the progressive echo-chamber to tear apart.

Now Raffensperger may be facing two lawsuits, one state and one federal. The Trump team alleges that the telephone conference call that was secretly recorded was a "confidential settlement discussion" of that litigation, which is still pending." And ignores "a stipulation that all discussions were for the purpose of settling litigation and confidential under federal and state law."

It looks like the suit may be meritless because there apparently is no mention of any settlement to any ongoing litigation with the Secretary of State. Lawsuits are a well-known and documented feature of Trump's modus operandi. Moreover, there is a reason that Trump should have left the matter to his attorneys and avoided his normally circuitous, convoluted, and sometimes inaccurate speech. Like we have seen before, Trump thinks he is the world's best negotiator and often turns out to be his own worst enemy.

The most important part of the conversation is…

Hilbert: Mr. President and Cleta, this is Kurt Hilbert, if I might interject for a moment. Ryan, I would like to suggest that just four categories that have already been mentioned by the president that have actually hard numbers of 24,149 votes that were counted illegally. That in and of itself is sufficient to change the results or place the outcome in doubt. We would like to sit down with your office, and we can do it through purposes of compromise and just like this phone call, just to deal with that limited category of votes. And if you are able to establish that our numbers are not accurate, then fine. However, we believe that they are accurate. We’ve had now three to four separate experts looking at these numbers.

Hilbert: Correct. And this is just based on USPS data and your own secretary of state data. So that’s what we would entreat and ask you to do, to sit down with us in a compromise and settlements proceeding and actually go through the registered voter IDs and the registrations. And if you can convince us that 24,149 is inaccurate, then fine. But we tend to believe that is, you know, obviously more than 11,779. That’s sufficient to change the results entirely in and of itself. So what would you say to that, Mr. Germany?

Germany: I’m happy to get with our lawyers, and we’ll set that up. That number is not accurate. And I think we can show you, for all the ones we’ve looked at, why it’s not. And so if that would be helpful, I’m happy to get with our lawyers and set that up with you guys.

Trump: Well, let me ask you, Kurt, you think that is an accurate number. That was based on the information given to you by the secretary of state’s department, right?

Hilbert: That is correct. That information is the minimum, most conservative data based upon the USPS data and the secretary of state’s office data that has been made publicly available. We do not have the internal numbers from the secretary of state. Yet we have asked for it six times. I sent a letter over to . . . several times requesting this information, and it’s been rebuffed every single time. So it stands to reason that if the information is not forthcoming, there’s something to hide. That’s the problem that we have.

Germany: Well, that’s not the case, sir. There are things that you guys are entitled to get. And there’s things that under law, we are not allowed to give out.

Trump: Well, you have to. Well, under law, you’re not allowed to give faulty election results, okay? You’re not allowed to do that. And that’s what you done. This is a faulty election result. And honestly, this should go very fast. You should meet tomorrow because you have a big election coming up, and because of what you’ve done to the president — you know, the people of Georgia know that this was a scam — and because of what you’ve done to the president, a lot of people aren’t going out to vote. And a lot of Republicans are going to vote negative because they hate what you did to the president. Okay? They hate it. And they’re going to vote. And you would be respected. Really respected, if this thing could be straightened out before the election. You have a big election coming up on Tuesday. And I think that it is really is important that you meet tomorrow and work out on these numbers. Because I know, Brad, that if you think we’re right, I think you’re going to say, and I’m not looking to blame anybody, I’m just saying, you know, and, you know, under new counts, and under new views, of the election results, we won the election. You know? It’s very simple. We won the election. As the governors of major states and the surrounding states said, there is no way you lost Georgia. As the Georgia politicians say, there is no way you lost Georgia. Nobody. Everyone knows I won it by hundreds of thousands of votes. But I’ll tell you it’s going to have a big impact on Tuesday if you guys don’t get this thing straightened out fast.

Meadows: Mr. President, this is Mark. It sounds like we’ve got two different sides agreeing that we can look at those areas, and I assume that we can do that within the next 24 to 48 hours, to go ahead and get that reconciled so that we can look at the two claims and making sure that we get the access to the secretary of state’s data to either validate or invalidate the claims that have been made. Is that correct?

Germany: No, that’s not what I said. I’m happy to have our lawyers sit down with Kurt and the lawyers on that side and explain to him, hey, here’s, based on what we’ve looked at so far, here’s how we know this is wrong, this is wrong, this is wrong, this is wrong, this is wrong.

Meadows: So what you’re saying, Ryan, let me let me make sure . . . so what you’re saying is you really don’t want to give access to the data. You just want to make another case on why the lawsuit is wrong?

Germany: I don’t think we can give access to data that’s protected by law. But we can sit down with them and say —

Trump: But you’re allowed to have a phony election? You’re allowed to have a phony election, right?

Germany: No, sir.

Trump: When are you going to do signature counts, when are you going to do signature verification on Fulton County, which you said you were going to do, and now all of a sudden, you’re not doing it. When are you doing that?

Germany: We are going to do that. We’ve announced —

Hilbert: To get to this issue of the personal information and privacy issue, is it possible that the secretary of state could deputize the lawyers for the president so that we could access that information and private information without you having any kind of violation?

Trump: Well, I don’t want to know who it is. You guys can do it very confidentially. You can sign a confidentiality agreement. That’s okay. I don’t need to know names. But on this stuff that we’re talking about, we got all that information from the secretary of state.

Meadows: Yeah. So let me let me recommend, Ryan, if you and Kurt will get together, you know, when we get off of this phone call, if you could get together and work out a plan to address some of what we’ve got with your attorneys where we can we can actually look at the data. For example, Mr. Secretary, I can you say they were only two dead people who would vote. I can promise you there are more than that. And that may be what your investigation shows, but I can promise you there are more than that. But at the same time, I think it’s important that we go ahead and move expeditiously to try to do this and resolve it as quickly as we possibly can. And if that’s the good next step. Hopefully we can, we can finish this phone call and go ahead and agree that the two of you will get together immediately.

[Note: Ryan Germany is an attorney with the Georgia Secretary of State’s office in Atlanta. Kurt Hilbert is a Georgia attorney and the managing member of Hilbert Law in Roswell, Georgia, and Mark Meadows is the White House chief of staff. ]

As you can see, President Trump desires to have his team sit down with Raffensperger’s team with access to all the data and resolve the issue. And then Raffensperger sandbagged Trump. Trump wanted and was willing to accept a fair and honest count. He was not asking Raffensperger to illegally find votes as hinted at in the media.

Already, the spin is on -- the leftist Wikipedia has posted an entry on the “Raffensperger Scandal.”

The transcript and full one-hour audio are available at the Washington Post.

[OCS: A couple of thoughts. One, respect for the Office of the President and the President himself has never been lower. Two, the Data Integrity Group presented clear and unambiguous indications of error or fraud to the George authorities. Why Raffensperger did not address these issues, such as vote decrements during a time series of vote tallies, is precisely the reason why the Georgia election should not have been certified.]

L.Lin Wood, the Lizard Squad and, John Roberts…

You would think that an attorney making a fantastical claim that he holds the crypto keys to files showing powerful individuals may be blackmailed by the deep state would, at the very least show a few screenshots of the alleged behavior or have them witnessed by an unimpeachable individual who can attest to the existence of the files and the appearance of evildoing.   


In one Tweet, Wood hits it on the nose. “There has been a rising chorus of people questioning my sanity in recent days.” I can understand that.

For the curious, Kappy refers to Isaac Kappy, an actor in Breaking Bad who, in 2019, committed suicide by jumping from a bridge into oncoming traffic in Arizona. Before his death, Kappy posted a lengthy note on his Instagram account, in which he opened up about his drug and alcohol abuse and apologized to Jesus Christ, Donald Trump, and the QAnon conspiracy theory movement. The post was captioned, “Beware the man that has nothing to lose, for he has nothing to protect."

One would assume that if Wood really had the evidence, he would have provided it to Wikileaks and other internet outlets that are known for publishing material of this kind. To the extent that some of this material may be defamatory, one should note that Wood is a Georgia attorney specializing in high profile defamation cases and certainly should be familiar with the law. His out is the lawyerly use of the word “believe,” and he may have the “key to the files,” but not the files themselves.

While anything is possible in the post-Obama era, the fundamental assertions of the conspiracy, including the suggestion that Jeffery Epstein is still alive, sound like a normal conversation in Bedlam.


Any realistic examination of the individuals in the Trump orbit is likely to include dodgy flakes, people with dubious records or associations, and credentialed individuals with conspiratorial viewpoints. Since Trump is highly transactional, he uses people for what they are worth at the moment. He then quickly disposes of them when they become burdensome, costly, or receive more media attention than “The Donald.” In his struggle to prove that the 2020 election was rigged and he rightfully deserves another four years in office, Trump appears to have gravitated towards individuals who are promoting fantastical conspiracy theories.

Among the top purveyors of the stolen election narrative include attorney Sidney Powell, who believes that foreign operatives influenced the election and rigged the results, and L. Lin Wood, who believes that there is a large malevolent conspiracy afoot. Both claim to have “evidence,” mostly consisting of sworn affidavits, declarations from individuals of unknown character, and reports that appeared in the media.

First, as for the media, you can’t have it both ways: either the media is lying or shading the truth, or they are honest brokers of information. As for the sworn affidavits and declarations, the affiants and declarants are not credible until challenged in a court of competent jurisdiction – and the oath is near worthless as you are attesting to what you “believe” is true and correct.

Both Powell and her odd threat to release “The Kraken” and L. Lin Wood have been distanced from the president and are now pleading to re-enter the near-inner circle. Even former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani appears to be running away from these two individuals.


I see that Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and her communist un-American fellow travelers known as the Squad voted to put a barely coherent 80-year-old white woman back in the House Speaker's Chair. I wonder how much the nation may suffer under that backroom deal?

Nancy Pelosi lives in a guard-gated community. And the graffiti on her garage appears carefully masked-off to avoid getting paint on the brick surfaces, which are notoriously difficult to clean. Very suspicious that rampaging anarchists would take such care when vandalizing property. It wouldn’t be the first time someone tried a hoax to promote a progressive self-serving narrative.

Ilhan Omar falsely characterizes a police shooting during a felony weapons investigation as murder…


That the suspect opened fire on police officers through a closed car window doesn’t seem to matter. How is this anti-America, anti-law enforcement, anti-white, anti-Semite a member of Congress without an ethics violation for many of the allegedly criminal actions she appears to have committed – including perjury, immigration fraud, tax fraud, bigamy, etc.?

And, when will we tell the families of these criminals to shut up and hang their heads in shame?

Bayle Gelle, Idd's father, accused police of killing his son for "no reason."

"We need justice, we need justice. They don't want to give us any answers," Gelle told WCCO. "He was just sitting in the car, and bullets were shot at him, and no reason. Why are we here? Because why were they shooting? Because of color. He is a black man. We want to know why my sweet son gets shot and killed." <Source>

[OCS: Because your “sweet son” was being investigated for selling illegal weapons and chose to use a concealed illegal handgun to shoot at a police officer. The MAC-10 high-capacity submachine gun that a confidential informant was trying to purchase and which was the basis for the investigation was found in the car. Idd was a felon, with prior gun and drug convictions and is not permitted to possess any gun.]

Iran update…

The orders sending the Nimitz Battle Group home have been reversed. The carrier and battle group will remain in the middle east for the foreseeable future.

Bottom line…

Let the data speak for itself. Open, transparent, and auditable. Unlike the corporatists at the Wall Street Journal, we still have some hope that the majority of GOP members in Congress will do the right thing. 


We are majorly screwed, and it appears that it will be getting worse before it gets better.

-- steve

“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS