A newly acquired video shows the former head of the Republicans of Coffee County escorting members of a forensics firm, hired by a Trump-affiliated attorney, to an election office in Georgia shortly before an alleged data breach in January 2021.
The video, obtained by NBC News, shows Cathy Latham, then chairman of the Coffee County GOP, greeting and escorting members of the tech company SullivanStrickler to the office on Jan. 7, 2021, the same day as a breach under investigation by the United Nations. Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
The video only shows scenes from outside the office.
NBC News has asked Holly Pierson, a lawyer for Latham, and SullivanStrickler for comment.
Latham was one of nearly a dozen of Georgia’s “fake voters” who attempted to quash a subpoena to appear before the Fulton County special grand jury hearing evidence in a criminal investigation into possible interference in the 2020 election by former President Donald Trump and his allies.
Latham was identified as a target of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’s investigation after she, along with 15 other people, filed false statements and declared Trump the winner in Georgia after losing to Joe Biden.
The Washington Post has reported that Trump-affiliated attorney Sidney Powell hired SullivanStrickler to copy information from voting equipment.
The GBI last month confirmed that it is assisting the Secretary of State for Georgia in an investigation into an allegation of an election data breach in Coffee County, Willis said in a lawsuit last month. She added that publicly reported emails indicate that Powell has coordinated with SullivanStrickler to obtain election data from Coffee County in early January 2021.
A SullivanStrickler representative said in an email on Wednesday that the “company was recently accused of being part of a team that illegally ‘hacked’ servers or electronic equipment used to conduct the 2020 election. accusation is absolutely false.”
“SullivanStrickler was hired by and put in charge of licensed, practicing attorneys to preserve and forensically copy the Dominion voting machines used in the 2020 election,” the representative said. “The office had no reason to believe that these attorneys, as officers of the court, would ask or instruct SullivanStrickler to do anything inappropriate or illegal.”
Additional video taken outside of the Coffee County polling station shows Cyber Ninja CEO Doug Logan and cybersecurity consultant Jeff Lenberg several times later in January 2021.
Cyber Ninjas, who were hired by Arizona Republicans to lead a partisan review of Maricopa County’s 2020 voting, found that Biden won the county by a larger margin than the official count.