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Saturday, March 06, 2021

The criminal investigation into Donald Trump's attempts to overturn the presidential election in Georgia is under way.

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Trump said he needed additional votes to be found.

I don't know just how to describe that phone call but there's no f****** way it was legal.

#1 | Posted by Tor at 2021-03-06 07:05 PM | Reply

Trump's lawyers: Define "find."

#2 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-03-07 04:14 AM | Reply

Trump's lawyers:
It's illegal to record a private conversation without consent.

#3 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2021-03-07 09:00 AM | Reply | Funny: 3

#3 - Well that won't fly. He better get better lawyers. Quick.

Georgia is a "one-party consent" State. Georgia makes it a crime to secretly record a phone call or in-person conversation unless one party to the conversation consents.

law.justia.com

#4 | Posted by YAV at 2021-03-07 09:10 AM | Reply

Trump's lawyers:
It's illegal to record a private conversation without consent.

POSTED BY PHESTEROBOYLE AT 2021-03-07 09:00 AM | REPLY

It all depends on the state law if both have to concent or just one party concent.

#5 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2021-03-07 09:11 AM | Reply

Laura Thanks. I would wager that neither Trump or the other guy consented to be recorded.
EOS

#6 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2021-03-07 09:51 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

I would wager that neither Trump or the other guy consented...
#6 | POSTED BY PHESTEROBOYLE

Your opinion is as informed as ever, Raffensperger himself recorded the call.

#7 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2021-03-07 10:02 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

@#7 ... Raffensperger himself recorded the call. ...

From what I remember, there was a first phone call that was not recorded. Then, because of the odd contents of that first phone call, Raffensperger decided to record the next call (and have a witness on the line) he had with fmr Pres Trump.

#8 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-03-07 10:16 AM | Reply

#8 -Raffensperger said the only reason the call became public is because Trump tweeted about it and lied through his teeth. What a shame that's what it took.

#9 | Posted by YAV at 2021-03-07 10:52 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

@#9 ... Trump tweeted about it and lied through his teeth. ...

Yeah, there's that also, i.e., why the call became public.

However, it did not need to become public in order for the legal proceedings to start as they did.

#10 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-03-07 11:32 AM | Reply

The odds of raped to death in prison are moving up in my pool.

#11 | Posted by bored at 2021-03-07 11:59 AM | Reply

Georgia state law only requires one party consent to record a phone conversation:

www.dmlp.org's%20wiretapping%20law%20is%20a,party%20to%20the%20conversation%20consents.

#12 | Posted by TrueBlue at 2021-03-07 12:51 PM | Reply

"The odds of raped to death in prison are moving up in my pool.
#11 | POSTED BY BORED"

Look at the good side, bitem is giving some convicts their $1400.

#13 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2021-03-07 02:11 PM | Reply

Trump's lawyers:
It's illegal to record a private conversation without consent.
#3 | POSTED BY PHESTEROBOYLE

Setting aside that that's not true:
The President of the United States, calling the Georgia Secretary of State, is not a private conversation.

#14 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-03-07 02:42 PM | Reply

Look at the good side, bitem is giving some convicts their $1400.

#13 | POSTED BY PHESTEROBOYLE

Twice in one thread you show your half ass understanding of how things work in reality land.

Congress is the only branch of government that can appropriate funds.

Biden can only agree or disagree.

Regardless. If the law (Congress) says they are entitled to a relief check then who are you to say they are not?

#15 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-03-08 10:36 AM | Reply

Georgia state law only requires one party consent to record a phone conversation:
#12 | POSTED BY TRUEBLUE

It may not be that simple. I don't know where the Trump team was at the time of the call but if any of them were in Florida or one of the other states that require all parties to consent to being recorded then it could get complicated.

#16 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2021-03-08 03:46 PM | Reply

Yes, it's that simple.

If we're talking Georgia state law, then Georgia state law says it's OK since the one party, who recorded the conversation, was in Georgia at the time of the call.
I'm unaware of interstate reciprocity in regards to wiretapping laws.

Similarly, if there's a Federal law, then this whole discussion is moot.

#17 | Posted by TrueBlue at 2021-03-09 11:35 AM | Reply

BTW, for the curious (and patient!), here's the Federal laws regarding wiretapping.

fas.org

Spoiler alert: I believe it says one party consent is all that's required for recording interstate telephone calls.

#18 | Posted by TrueBlue at 2021-03-09 11:42 AM | Reply

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