I’m starting to get a headache from all the armchair lawyers in the media who are claiming that Donald Trump’s legal team hasn’t shown them “evidence” of vote fraud. I watched the Thursday press conference with Rudy Giuliani and the rest of the president’s legal team. They showed America nothing but evidence for 90 minutes. The problem is that most reporters and even many so-called conservatives who are now abandoning President Trump have no idea what the word “evidence” means. Don’t fall for this.
Full disclosure: I’m not a lawyer, but I go to bed with one every night. She’s friendly and had a bunch of my babies. (Think I’ll keep her.) I’ve found that she generally steers me in the right direction and also picks up on a lot of things that other people miss when it comes to public legal matters like this one concerning 2020 election fraud.
Following Giuliani’s press conference, everyone from Tucker Carlson to National Review is now treating the obvious 2020 fraud as if it’s a conspiracy theory. This is a “mission accomplished” moment for the people perpetrating the fraud. They want us fighting with each other instead of standing with President Trump and demanding that our votes not be disenfranchised.
Just so everyone is clear, here is the legal definition of “evidence:”
“In law, any of the material items or assertions of fact that may be submitted to a competent tribunal as a means of ascertaining the truth of any alleged matter of fact under investigation before it. To the end that court decisions are to be based on truth founded on evidence, a primary duty of courts is to conduct proper proceedings so as to hear and consider evidence.”
Did you catch that?
Evidence is any of the material items or assertions of fact that may be submitted to a court. The court then seeks to make a ruling based on truth that is founded on the evidence.
Every person claiming that Trump’s legal team has showed them no evidence is actually conflating “truth” with “evidence.”
If Trump’s legal team holds up a piece of evidence and presents it to the world, it doesn’t matter if every single reporter at Fox News and CNN looks at it and says, “Oh, well, that’s not evidence.” It doesn’t matter if they look at it and declare that they don’t believe the evidence.
Nothing changes the fact that the evidence is evidence, and nothing can change the fact that only a court of law can legally determine whether the evidence is true.
Look, I get it. I feel just as impatient about this process as you probably do. I passionately would love to know all of the evidence that Trump’s legal team has compiled thus far. But they cannot show it to us. That would be foolish.
All of the evidence will be presented during “discovery” when the Trump campaign takes their grievance to a court. It would be foolish for them to publicize all of their evidence, because if you want to win a court case, you don’t show the other side all of your evidence ahead of time. They’d be a pretty cruddy team of lawyers if they did that.
Be patient. Trump’s legal team has real evidence. They’re gathering more by the day.
Dominion Voting Systems, the company that has allegedly designed vote-flipping algorithms that tossed the election to Biden during the counting process, was supposed to show up for a hearing to testify before the Pennsylvania state legislature on Friday. They bailed. They refused to testify, ran out the door and lawyered up.
Do you still think that Trump’s legal team, especially Sidney Powell, doesn’t have “evidence” after Dominion pulled that stunt?
Dana Perino of Fox News asked why Dominion software is not suing Trump’s lawyers for defamation by this point, after they’ve claimed that the software is rigged to throw elections. We can guess the answer, and it’s the same reason why the company just ran away from testifying: Where there is smoke, there is fire. They don’t want anyone looking at the guts of their software system and that would happen in a court of law.
Buckle up, everyone. There are mountains of “evidence” of vote fraud. And we will get to see all of it when the court cases get under way.