On Sunday, Schiff referenced a “graphic example” in which the former president spoke on the phone with Georgia’s secretary of state after the election, urging him to find the exact number of ballots Trump needed to take the victory from Joe Biden. The Republican state official, Brad Raffensperger, resisted Trump’s efforts, and later said he felt the then-president’s words were a threat to him.
Schiff brought up that example on Sunday when discussing the Jan. 6 committee’s allegations that Trump violated laws and defrauded the American people.
“I think if anyone else had engaged in that conversation, they would be under investigation, and it should be no different for the former president,” Schiff said.
The committee’s filing was part of an effort to get attorney John Eastman, who spearheaded Trump’s legal efforts to overturn the election, to turn over emails with further details of the scheme. On Friday, a judge rejected Eastman’s efforts to slow down this process.