According to former prosecutor Timothy Heaphy, Kenneth Chesebro, a former attorney to Donald Trump who faced charges in the Georgia election interference case, has provided testimony to Michigan investigators. This testimony could potentially be relevant to Special Counsel Jack Smith’s ongoing investigation.
Smith has accused Trump of multiple charges, including conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding, and conspiracy against rights. These charges stem from Smith’s federal investigation into Trump’s alleged efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Despite a lack of evidence, the former president has persistently claimed that the election was stolen through widespread voter fraud.
Trump continues to assert his innocence, pleading not guilty to all charges and accusing Smith of targeting him for political purposes.
The investigation centered on the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. During this event, supporters of Trump protested the election results in an attempt to prevent Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s victory. Additionally, there were efforts to submit false slates of pro-Trump electors from swing states to the Electoral College.
Chesebro faced charges in a distinct election interference case headed by Georgia’s Fulton County District Attorney, Fani Willis. This case zeroed in on the deceptive elector scheme and also President Trump’s conversation with Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, wherein he urged him to uncover enough votes to sway the election results in his favor. President Trump has pleaded not guilty in this case, steadfastly maintaining his innocence.
Chesebro, on the other hand, admitted his guilt and is now working closely with investigators in Georgia and several other states. Recently, CNN obtained leaked audio of his testimony before Michigan investigators, where he provided a detailed account of the fraudulent elector plan.
During an appearance on CNN, Heaphy explained how Chesebro’s testimony in Michigan could strengthen Smith’s investigation.
According to the expert, Chesebro’s recently revealed information, which he chose to withhold during his interviews with the Select Committee by asserting the Fifth Amendment privilege, is likely to play a significant role in the ongoing investigation conducted by the special counsel. This new information, along with the evidence regarding the fake elector plot, will be presented to showcase the former president’s clear intention to disrupt the joint session.
According to the source, Chesebro was not charged in the federal case and there is no information about him speaking with Smith at this time. However, it is anticipated that he will eventually testify before the trial, scheduled for March.
According to the speaker, it is likely that he will be interviewed by the special counsel, and it is believed that he possesses valuable information for their investigation.
On Friday, Newsweek sent an email to the Trump campaign and Chesebro, seeking comment.
Chesebro outlined the campaign’s strategy in the audio tapes, detailing their plan to transport counterfeit Electoral College certificates from Michigan and Wisconsin, states that Biden won by a slim margin. The certificates were delayed in the mail and were due to arrive in D.C. on January 5th.
Chesebro expressed concern about the revelation made by Mike Roman, a campaign official, that the Michigan votes were still at the sorting facility and unlikely to reach Vice President Mike Pence in time. This caused alarm for the campaign’s general counsel, who then decided to charter a jet for transportation, although commercial options were available.
According to the statement, the campaign needed to involve a U.S. senator in order to deliver the ballots to Pence in a timely manner for the certification process. Despite this, Pence ultimately chose not to obstruct Biden’s Electoral College triumph, which caused frustration on the part of Trump.
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