MSNBC recently aired a segment on Deadline: Whitehouse with Nicolle Wallace which centered on a letter, sent by Free Speech For People, to Attorney General Merrick Garland, Special Counsel Jack Smith and FBI Director Chris Wray. The letter foregrounds evidence from the January 6th Committee that indicates Donald Trump was aware of the unlawful plan to access, copy, and covertly distribute images of voting system software to Trump allies and election deniers to support the effort to overturn the election. Citing direct testimony from the Committee, the letter explains that the plan was discussed in the Oval Office with Trump, and then later carried out successfully in Georgia and Michigan.

Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (CA-18), a member of the January 6th Committee and guest on the show, affirmed the letter’s conclusions, stating there was “no-question” Trump was aware of the “unlawful” plot.

Marc Harris, also a guest and a senior investigator for the January 6th Committee, told Nicolle Wallace that Trump attorney, Rudy Giuliani, “assured the president that there was another plan that he had in the works and that was to get the machines ‘voluntarily.’  And as you see in that [Free Speech For People] letter that you cited…through civil litigation in Georgia, some details about what actually happened in Georgia have come out. And there’s videotape showing, that Georgia election officials allowed Trump allies to access the machines, seize the harddrives, and those harddrives have been disseminated, and they’re out, as one memo on the subject said ‘in the wild’…We’re fairly confident that at that meeting that topic was brought up with the then-president.”

Free Speech For People’s letter cites testimony from former White House staff secretary Derek Lyons, and an email from Sidney Powell to Mark Meadows and Trump’s personal assistant l which refers to a “promise” made in the meeting to access voting software in Georgia which would then be used to support Trump’s effort to overturn the 2020 election.

Read more about FSFP’s call for a federal probe in The New York Times and The Washington Post.