The Stupid Coup, Cont.
Somehow or another CNN got their filthy hippie hands on 2319 text messages from Hair Füror’s Lucky #4 Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows. We have no idea of who leaked these messages, but we have the distinct impression that someone is lighting a fire under our somnambulant Attorney General Merrick Garland.
CNN has obtained 2,319 text messages that former President Donald Trump’s White House chief of staff Mark Meadows sent and received between Election Day 2020 and President Joe Biden’s January 20, 2021 inauguration.
The vast trove of texts offers the most revealing picture to date of how Trump’s inner circle, supporters and Republican lawmakers worked behind the scenes to try to overturn the election results and then reacted to the violence that effort unleashed at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.
The logs, which Meadows selectively provided to the House committee investigating the January 6 attack, show how the former chief of staff was at the nexus of sprawling conspiracy theories baselessly claiming the election had been stolen. They also demonstrate how he played a key role in the attempts to stop Biden’s certification on January 6.
Anyway, what we learn is that Republicans had no limits to keep the twice-impeached LOSER ex-Prznint Stupid in power (emphasis mine):
The never-before-seen texts include messages from Trump’s family — daughter Ivanka Trump, son-in-law Jared Kushner and son Donald Trump Jr. — as well as White House and campaign officials, Cabinet members, Republican Party leaders, January 6 rally organizers, Rudy Giuliani, My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell, Sean Hannity and other Fox hosts. There are also text exchanges with more than 40 current and former Republican members of Congress, including Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio, Mo Brooks of Alabama and Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia.
Some examples from the story:
The texts include everything from plans to fight the election results to surprising and unexpected reactions on January 6 from some of Trump’s staunchest allies. At 2:28 p.m., Greene, the conservative firebrand who had helped to plan the congressional objections that day, texted Meadows with an urgent plea for help as the violence was unfolding at the Capitol.
“Mark I was just told there is an active shooter on the first floor of the Capitol Please tell the President to calm people This isn’t the way to solve anything,” Greene wrote. Meadows does not appear to reply.
More messages flooded in.
“Mark: he needs to stop this, now. Can I do anything to help?” Mick Mulvaney, Trump’s former acting White House chief of staff, texted Meadows.
“It’s really bad up here on the hill. They have breached the Capitol,” Georgia Republican Rep. Barry Loudermilk wrote.
“The president needs to stop this ASAP,” texted GOP Rep. William Timmons of South Carolina.
“POTUS is engaging,” Meadows sent in response to Loudermilk. “We are doing it,” he texted to Timmons.
“Thanks. This doesn’t help our cause,” Loudermilk replied.
Shortly after, Donald Trump Jr. weighed in: “This his(sic) one you go to the mattresses on. They will try to fuck his entire legacy on this if it gets worse.”
“TELL THEM TO GO HOME !!!” texted Trump’s first chief of staff, Reince Priebus.
By now you are probably wondering why prznint Stupid wasn’t getting the messages himself, and it is easy to explain: he’s by training a mob boss. No fingerprints, nothing in writing, and always plausible deniability. Meadows was/is the bagman.
Conspiracies were birthed in real-time from the usual suspects, and probably right about when the coup had clearly failed so they needed to start finding a way out of being held accountable:
At 3:45 p.m., Trump campaign spokesman Jason Miller suggested to Meadows and Trump aide Dan Scavino that Trump should tweet: “Call me crazy, but ideas for two tweets from POTUS: 1) Bad apples, likely ANTIFA or other crazed leftists, infiltrated today s peaceful protest over the fraudulent vote count. Violence is never acceptable! MAGA supporters embrace our police and the rule of law and should leave the Capitol now! 2) The fake news media who encouraged this summer s violent and radical riots are now trying to blame peaceful and innocent MAGA supporters for violent actions. This isn’t who we are! Our people should head home and let the criminals suffer the consequences!”
Trump’s allies in Congress appeared to get the message. At 3:52 p.m., Greene told Meadows: “Mark we don’t think these attackers are our people. We think they are Antifa. Dressed like Trump supporters.”
Five minutes later, Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Texas Republican, texted Meadows: “Cap Police told me last night they’d been warned that today there’d be a lot of Antifa dressed in red Trump shirts & hats & would likely get violent.”
[Announcer’s Voice: It was not Antifa.] As luck would have it, all the indictments and convictions have been MAGA. Who knew?
And we now return to Perjury Taylor Greene:
Greene is currently facing a legal challenge to disqualify her from running for Congress because of her alleged role in January 6. In court testimony Friday, the Georgia Republican repeatedly deflected or said she didn’t remember what she had said around the events of January 6. The Meadows text logs offer a new glimpse into what she was telling the White House chief of staff in real time.
On December 31, Greene reached out to Meadows for advice about how to prepare for objections to certifying the election on January 6.
“Good morning Mark, I’m here in DC. We have to get organized for the 6th,” Greene wrote. “I would like to meet with Rudy Giuliani again. We didn’t get to speak with him long. Also anyone who can help. We are getting a lot of members on board. And we need to lay out the best case for each state.”
Meadows does not appear to respond.
By January 17, Greene was suggesting ways to keep Trump in office, telling Meadows there were several Republicans in Congress who still wanted the then-President to declare martial law, which had been raised in a heated Oval Office meeting a month earlier.
Greene texted: “In our private chat with only Members, several are saying the only way to save our Republic is for Trump to call for Marshall (sic) law. I don’t know on those things. I just wanted you to tell him. They stole this election. We all know. They will destroy our country next. Please tell him to declassify as much as possible so we can go after Biden and anyone else!”
Again, Meadows does not appear to respond.
And Madge is pretty much the dictionary definition of fomenting insurrection, right there.
Greene “…Marshall law, I don’t know on those things.” No shit, LOLZ!!!!
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Now don’t laugh. There is a DOJ policy, scrupulously honored by James Comey days before the 2016 election, not to initiate investigations or information about them, shortly before a national election. The purpose it to safeguard DOJ’s image as a Govt Dept that won’t give even the appearance of law enforcement action that could influence an election, and therefore “politicize” DOJ.
How much you wanna bet Garland won’t do anything publicly before Nov. 2022 in deference to that policy? I think he already views it as the perfect excuse.
He’s the worst cabinet pick by Biden by far. No one else comes even close.
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I still want someone to hold some glass under his nose to see if he’s still alive.
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Text’s, tweets, emails, phone calls (Need you to find me some more votes), recordings.
Now, I’m not a rocket scientist, or a traitor , but, I don’t think I would leave so many trails.
Whether an insurrection, voting theft, threats, I don’t understand their thinking.
Stuff wouldn’t get out?? Really?? Whistleblowers, aides, staff ???
If, in the future you are in such a position, try another line of communication, maybe. Smoke signals, morse code?
Then again, No, continue on. Thank You !
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