Loeffler’s texts after 2020 election become public, raising new investigative questions
Notably, the SMS log was sent as a report from Cellebrite, a service typically used by investigators to extract digital data from cellphones. The nature of the document suggests that Loeffler’s phone may have been subpoenaed or otherwise provided to prosecutors in Fulton County, Georgia, who are currently investigating Trump’s attempts to influence the results of the 2020 election in the United States. ‘State.
« Fulton County District Attorney’s Office has not released any documents related to Senator Kelly Loeffler, » said Jeff DiSantis, spokesman for Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.
Loeffler’s aides have not responded to multiple requests for confirmation of the authenticity of the message log, which was first reported Wednesday night by the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Caitlin O’Dea, a spokeswoman for Loeffler, described the release of the document as an attempt to divert public attention ahead of the midterms.
“Liberal media is armed by criminal left-wing elements to promote unverified content in a desperate attempt to distract voters twenty days before the election,” O’Dea said.
Metadata accompanying the document suggests it was created on July 25, 2022. Asked for further comment on the origin of Loeffler’s texts in the newspaper, its anonymous sender said Wednesday night: « If you ever question their authenticity, do not hesitate to contact any of the persons concerned. Be careful, only a daredevil can make a fortune!
A significant portion of Loeffler’s posts reveal efforts by her Senate GOP colleagues to pressure her to support their efforts to challenge Trump’s loss to President Joe Biden.
On Jan. 1, 2021, according to the newspaper, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) texted Loeffler, « Do you have a second to chat? » It’s not immediately clear what the two senators discussed on the phone, but later that evening Cruz sent Loeffler a draft statement about the objection to the election results: « …Accordingly, [I/we] intend to vote on January 6 to dismiss voters as not being « regularly constituted » and « legally certified » (the legal requirement), unless and until this emergency audit of 10 days is over.
Cruz’s spokesman, Dave Vasquez, responded, « As Senator Cruz has previously stated, had Congress gone the way he urged and appointed an Elections Commission to conduct an emergency audit of 10 days and substantively examine the evidence of voter fraud, the American people today would have much greater confidence and confidence in the integrity of our elections and our democracy.
Another message Loeffler received on Nov. 9, 2020, the same day she amplified allegations of widespread anti-Trump voter fraud that later proved baseless and called for the Republican Secretary of State to resign from Georgia Brad Raffensperger, came from his wife, Tricia.
Tricia Raffensperger reminded Loeffler that they met at a Christmas party in Washington before urging the senator for her political attack on the state election chief.
“I never thought you were the kind of person to unleash such hatred and fury against someone in the political office of the same party. My family and I are personally besieged by people threatening our lives because you didn’t have the decency or manners to come and talk to my husband with any questions you might have. Instead, you put us in the eye of the storm,” Tricia Raffensperger sent Loeffler in a message authenticated by someone familiar.
« Unlike you, my husband is an honorable man with integrity to do the right thing, » she continued, asking, « What kind of person are you who would deliberately do this? I’m so disappointed, « I thought you were better than that! You don’t deserve to be elected. You are not worthy of the high calling of this position. »
Tricia Raffensperger spoke publicly about the threats she and her family faced in the aftermath of the election and told Reuters in June 2021 that her family went into hiding for a week in November 2020 after a burglary at their widowed daughter-in-law’s home. residence.