News That Will Drive You to Drink

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“And my fifth point…”

Sen. Rojo, by far the dumbest man in the Senate, and that’s saying something (at least for now), keeps denying that he had anything to do with the Stupid Coup, and then keeps walking that back as evidence mounts that he had a lot to do with it including trying to pass on a slate of fake electors to VP Pence as the coup was unfolding, has even  more to do with it, again!

Sen. Ron Johnson recently made two payments to a law firm led by a Wisconsin attorney embroiled in the Justice Department’s Jan. 6 probe, tapping the firm in part to assist in a possible recount, according to financial disclosures filed Friday.

Johnson, R-Wis., made the payments to the law firm led by James Troupis, who allegedly played a role in a plan to reverse the 2020 election results through the use of “fake electors” that’s now under scrutiny by the federal government. Troupis, a lawyer for Donald Trump’s campaign, led Trump’s unsuccessful recount efforts in Wisconsin.

The disclosure comes as the senator’s public explanations about whether he had a role in that plan — including what he has said about his interactions with Troupis in the hours before the violent attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6 — are drawing scrutiny.

You don’t say?

On July 26, 2022, Johnson’s campaign paid $13,287 to Troupis Lawfor “legal consulting.” On Aug. 18, it paid $7,000 for what’s listed on his financial records as “Recount: Legal Consulting.” Financial records suggest that the only other financial interactions between Troupis and Johnson came in 2010, when Troupis donated $1,000 to Johnson’s campaign fund…

…Previous financial disclosures did not indicate prior payments to the Troupis firm. The records show he made regular payments, totaling at least $30,000 in payments this year, to another law firm, Wiley Rein, for legal consulting.

That’s a lot of legal consulting from two different firms, and one of ‘em with connections to Trump and the Coup. Do continue,

A message left with a law firm representing Troupis was not immediately returned Monday, nor was a phone message to the number Troupis listed on the recount forms he filed on behalf of Trump in 2020. Other numbers publicly listed for Troupis Law Office appear disconnected or are inoperable.

Reached for comment Monday, a spokesman for Johnson’s campaign said, “We see no reason to participate in any way in another smear.”

Then quit criming, ya bum!

Earlier this year, Troupis was among the attorneys and Trump representatives named in government subpoenas that the FBI served to some of the fake electors in June, according to a source with direct knowledge of the investigation. The Washington Post also reported, citing documents that were released as a part of a public records request, that two Arizona state lawmakers had received subpoenas for any communications they might have had with various Trump attorneys and representatives, including Troupis, “relating to any effort, plan, or attempt to serve as an Elector.” The Washington Post also reported that around the same time — mid-June — multiple people in other states were served subpoenas as part of the fake electors investigation.

What a weird coinkydink. What are the odds?

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2 Responses to News That Will Drive You to Drink

  1. I feel like the SNL Dukakis: “I can’t believe e’re LOSING to this guy!!”

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  2. Oneofthebobs says:

    I always find a designated driver before I read about Ron Johnson.

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