Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie) gives us the thumbnail sketch on the big blockbuster that Talking Points Memo has:
DEMOCRACY SIREN — Talking Points Memo’s Hunter Walker and colleagues obtained the text messages members of Congress and others sent to MARK MEADOWS in late 2020 and early 2021, which show some of the country’s most powerful figures actively scheming to overturn democracy and keep Trump in power. The texts, which Meadows gave to the House Jan. 6 committee, “offer new insights into how the assault on the election was rooted in deranged internet paranoia and undemocratic ideology. They show Meadows and other high-level Trump allies reveling in wild conspiracy theories, violent rhetoric, and crackpot legal strategies for refusing to certify Joe Biden’s victory.”
TPM describes it thusly:
TPM is kicking off this series with an exclusive story showing that the log includes more than 450 messages with 34 Republican members of Congress. Those texts show varying degrees of involvement by members of Congress, from largely benign expressions of support for Trump to the leading roles played by Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Jody Hice (R-GA), Mo Brooks (R-AL), and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in the plot to reverse Trump’s defeat. We reached out to all these legislators, and will be detailing their roles and responses to our questions in the first installment of the series, which is coming later today.
I think these texts will become instant, individual, blockbuster stories. I am looking forward to reading them AND dreading reading them.