Former President Donald Trump acknowledges election lies are false.
Trump is now being charged with trying to rig the 2020 election results. He entered a not-guilty plea, claiming he did nothing wrong.
In his indictment of the former president, special counsel Jack Smith claims that Trump knew the election claims he was making were untrue after being informed by close advisors that he had lost but still spread them to make them seem legitimate - all in the service of an alleged criminal conspiracy.
The former president claimed he disregarded the advice of his lawyers, who warned him that if he didn't obey them, he would lose the election.
"You hire them, you've never met these people, you get a recommendation, they turn out to be RINOs (Republicans in name only), or they turn out to be not so good. In many cases, I didn't respect them," Trump said.
"But I did respect others. I respected many others who said the election was rigged," he added.
Trump explored several options to challenge the election results after losing.
Brad Raffensperger, Georgia's secretary of state, and another official came under pressure from him to "recalculate" the results and "find" enough votes to give him the victory.
Additionally, the Trump team attempted to rig seven battleground states with phony GOP electors.
The House select committee that looked into Trump's behavior leading up to the January 6, 2021, uprising asserted that the evidence shows he actively worked to "transmit false Electoral College ballots to Congress and the National Archives" despite worries from his attorneys that doing so might be against the law.
In a broad Georgia indictment, Trump was also charged with leading a "criminal enterprise" to rig the 2020 election.
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