Trump’s state of mind central to Fulton DA’s investigation | National

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ATLANTA — Should Fulton County prosecutors decide to advance a case against Donald Trump, a key factor they must prove is that the former president knew his conduct was unlawful as he sought to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia.

But nearly a year after the leak of Trump’s phone call to Brad Raffensperger, in which he urged the secretary of state to “find” him the 11,780 votes to overcome President Joe Biden’s win here, legal observers are divided over how easy that task could be.

Some view that Jan. 2 conversation, as well as reports of other calls Trump placed to top Georgia officials in the preceding weeks, as indisputable evidence that the former president had the requisite criminal intent to be in violation of state laws barring…

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