From Rolling Stone via MSN.com:
In public, Donald Trump says his conversation with the Georgia secretary of state asking to "find" votes for him was "a perfect call." But in private, sources familiar with the matter tell Rolling Stone, the former president sounded a different tone about the conversation, asking his attorneys to draw up proposals for how to suppress its use in the criminal case against him.
Facing defeat in Georgia by nearly 12,000 votes, Trump called Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in early January 2021 demanding that he "find 11,780 votes," a number which Trump noted "is one more than we have because we won the state." Raffensperger released a recording of the call shortly thereafter - triggering months' worth of claims from Trump that he did nothing wrong.
As his criminal prosecution in Fulton County, Georgia, built momentum in recent months, that call only gained in importance. Since last year, Trump has been briefed multiple times by some of his legal advisers on specific strategies for attempting to get the tape tossed out in court, according to two sources familiar with the matter. At Trump's urging, some of the former president's legal advisers have prepared arguments to try and suppress the call, and discussed them at the upper ranks of Trumpland for months.
Hmmmm — if the call is so perfect, why try to hide it from the voting public, not to mention Federal Investigators? According to the article, TFG even privately threatened to sue Raffensperger for having the foresight to record the call. Nothing ever came of those threats. It’s funny — one generally doesn’t sue another person for recording a “perfect call”.
Lock him up.