Newly obtained video exhibits the previous head of Espresso County Republicans escorting members of a forensics agency employed by a Trump-allied lawyer right into a Georgia elections workplace shortly earlier than an alleged knowledge breach in January 2021.
The video, which was obtained by NBC Information, exhibits Cathy Latham, the chairwoman of the Espresso County GOP on the time, greeting and escorting members of the tech agency SullivanStrickler into the workplace on Jan. 7, 2021, the identical day as an information breach that’s underneath investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
The video exhibits scenes solely from exterior the workplace.
NBC Information has requested Holly Pierson, an legal professional for Latham, and SullivanStrickler for remark.
Latham was one in all practically a dozen of Georgia’s “faux electors” who sought to quash a subpoena to look earlier than the Fulton County particular grand jury that’s listening to proof in a legal probe into doable 2020 election interference by former President Donald Trump and his allies.
Latham was recognized as a goal of Fulton County District Lawyer Fani Willis’ investigation after she submitted false certifications, together with 15 different individuals, declaring Trump the winner in Georgia after he misplaced to Joe Biden.
The Washington Submit has reported that Trump-allied legal professional Sidney Powell employed SullivanStrickler to repeat data from voting tools.
The GBI confirmed final month that it’s aiding the Georgia secretary of state’s workplace with an investigation of an allegation of a breach of elections knowledge in Espresso County, Willis stated in a court docket submitting final month. She added that publicly reported emails point out Powell coordinated with SullivanStrickler to acquire elections knowledge from Espresso County in early January 2021.
A consultant for SullivanStrickler stated in an electronic mail Wednesday that the “agency has just lately been accused of being a part of a group that illegally ‘breached’ servers or digital tools used to conduct the 2020 election. This accusation is categorically false.”
“SullivanStrickler was retained by and took path from licensed, working towards attorneys to protect and forensically copy the Dominion Voting Machines used within the 2020 election,” the consultant stated. “The agency had no cause to consider that, as officers of the court docket, these attorneys would ask or direct SullivanStrickler to do something both improper or unlawful.”
Extra video taken exterior the Espresso County elections workplace exhibits Cyber Ninjas CEO Doug Logan and cybersecurity marketing consultant Jeff Lenberg visiting a number of occasions later in January 2021.
Cyber Ninjas, which Arizona Republicans employed to guide a partisan evaluate of 2020 ballots in Maricopa County, discovered that Biden received the county by a larger margin than the official tally.