DONALD Trump’s star witness within the Michigan voter fraud case says she’s “not a liar” and that the US president “loves” her.
Mellissa Carone, 33, testified for Trump’s authorized group led by Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis, earlier than the Michigan‘s Home Oversight Committee on Wednesday after claims of widespread voter fraud tainted final month’s election.
Carone, an IT contractor for Dominion Voting Programs, made fiery statements on WednesdayCredit score: Proper Facet
Carone, pictured with Rudy Giuliani, is a devoted Trump supporter and demanded the recall of Democratic Michigan governor Gretchen WhitmerCredit score: Twitter
Carone’s testimony went viral after she made a number of accusations of mass criminality on the polling middle she labored at throughout the presidential election.
She instructed the listening to that that she noticed ballot staff operating ballots by voting machines “1000’s of instances”, which the decide later dominated was “not credible”.
“I am not a liar,” Carone instructed The Solar earlier right now.
Some critics accused Carone of being drunk on the listening to – which she vehemently denies, inspiring the Saturday Night time Reside skit by Cecily Sturdy wherein she portrayed Carone as being affected by alcohol.
“Though it’s a fraudulent erection, it might nonetheless get you pregnant,” Sturdy mentioned whereas impersonating Carone.
Mellissa Carone spoke to The Solar earlier right nowCredit score: The US Solar
Talking to The Solar, Carone mentioned she “does not care” about her haters and that she was as a substitute happy after having heard from Trump “not directly” following her efficiency final Wednesday.
“I communicate to Rudy (Giuliani) as soon as per week. He mentioned, ‘Trump loves ya’,” she mentioned.
Earlier, Trump tweeted, “Melissa is nice,” on a retweet of a recap of her testimony.
However questions arose about Carone’s credibility as a witness when it emerged she had simply accomplished probation for a pc crime linked to a intercourse tape.
“This isn’t about my fiancé’s ex-wife that is upset about receiving a video, which I’ll say I didn’t ship (to her),” Carone instructed The Solar this morning.
“I can’t divert the eye onto myself and away from what that is really about.”
Carone was beforehand charged beneath the title Mellissa Wright with first diploma obscenity and utilizing a pc to commit against the law after she allegedly despatched pornographic movies to her fiancé’s ex-wife and framed the girl for stealing them.
Beneath a plea settlement, she decreased her cost to disorderly conduct and acquired 12 months of probation, a spokeswoman for the Wayne County, Michigan, prosecutor’s workplace mentioned.
Carone completed 12 months of parole in SeptemberCredit score: Southgate Police
She was discovered responsible of a pc crime stemming from an incident the place she was accused of sending her fiancé’s ex-wife pornographic movies after which making an attempt to border her for stealing them Credit score: Southgate Police
Carone’s probation ended simply weeks earlier than Election Day, when a short lived staffing company employed Carone to help Dominion Voting Systems as an IT contractor in Detroit.
“They will come out with something they need about my previous,” Carone instructed The Solar.
“All people has a previous. Look what they’ve carried out to Trump. Take a look at Biden’s previous. Take a look at his household. Biden’s son (Hunter) acquired a stripper pregnant when he smoked crack. It isn’t about me.”
Carone claimed throughout final week’s listening to that whereas working as a contractor, staff have been shuttled to a facility known as the ‘Chicago warehouse’ the place she witnessed a majority of the alleged fraudCredit score: Fb
On Tuesday, The Daily Mail additionally reported that Carone used to bop on the Bada Bing membership, which has the identical title because the strip membership featured in HBO’s hit present The Sopranos, in 2010.
Carone instructed The Solar she had beforehand “waitressed at Hooters” however wouldn’t verify or deny stories she beforehand labored as a stripper on the notorious Bada Bing gents’s membership.
“I’m sorry however that’s to date fetched I’m not commenting on the left attempting to discredit me,” she mentioned.
The venue is now completely closed following a string of violent incidents, together with a 2010 assault the place the supervisor and three different males have been arrested and charged with torturing a person within the basement, drilling by his hand with an electrical drill.
The membership shut down after 4 males, together with a supervisor, have been arrested and charged with torturing a person within the basement, drilling by his hand with an electrical drill Credit score: HBO
Bada Bing strip membership closed after a number of violent incidents occurred on the venueCredit score: Getty Pictures – Getty
When pressed, Carone mentioned she “was only a child” on the time she was alleged to have been a stripper, and that she “went a bit loopy” when she turned 18.
“I grew up in a really structured household,” she mentioned.
“I wasn’t allowed to do something.
“I wasn’t even allowed to hearken to music once I was a teen so once I acquired out into the world … everyone was 18 as soon as, that is all there’s to it.”
Carone mentioned quite a bit had modified in her life since then.
“If that was who I’m right now then it will be completely different, perhaps I would not be credible,” she continued.
“However I’ve a household, I’ve youngsters (who) go to personal faculties.”