Donald Trump has potentially landed himself in more hot water thanks to a leaked phone conversation where he seemed to try to pressure officials in Georgia to overturn the election results in the state.
The Washington Postleaked audio of the conversation between Trump, his team of lawyers and Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger, where Trump spouts several conspiracy theories about election fraud and argued that Raffensperger could change the results.
With just weeks to go before his presidency comes to an end, this phone call could potentially land Trump in serious trouble with some lawyers already calling his actions and statements “potentially criminal.” There have also been calls for Trump to be impeached for a second time in his presidency.
Those leading the calls include Democrat congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who told Bloomberg that if it was up to her “there would be articles of the floor, quite quickly.”
Almost a year ago to the day, Trump was impeached after being accused of seeking help from the Ukrainian government for information on Joe Biden that could have gotten him re-elected in November.
Trump was acquitted of the charges in February but history has shown that Trump hasn’t learned his lessons when it comes to saying things on phone calls that he really shouldn’t.
With all this in mind, one of his most infamous tweets from last year, where he complained about being impeached for ‘making a perfect phone call’ has resurfaced proving it to be one of Trump’s truly timeless tweets.
Remember when Susan Collins promised us that he learned his lesson? https://t.co/iHxkJBlhCd
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@Brian Tyler Cohen)
Seriously, how is there always a tweet with this guy?
It remains to be seen what or if any action will be taken against Trump, who will no longer be president come 20 January, the day of Joe Biden’s inauguration.
However, a former president can be impeached after leaving the White House in order to prevent them from holding office in the future. There have been rumours that Trump is considering running again in 2024.