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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2021 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/new-trump-called-top-officials-on-jan-6-in-desperate-last-minute-effort-to-overturn-election/ar-AARj9Kx


NEW: Trump Called Top Officials on Jan 6. in Desperate Last Minute Effort to Overturn Election


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A report on Donald Trump’s last days in office is providing new details on how the former president called his surrogates and instructed them to do anything they could to stop Congress’ certification of the 2020 election results.

The Guardian reports that hours before Trump’s supporters laid siege to the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, the president called Rudy Giuliani, John Eastman, Boris Epshteyn and Steve Bannon as his allies huddled together at the Willard hotel in Washington. Sources say Trump made several calls to his allies in order to tell them Vice President Mike Pence wasn’t on board with his demand to not certify the election, so he was asking them to find other options to stop the process.

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“On the calls, the former president first recounted what had transpired in the Oval Office meeting with Pence, informing Bannon and the lawyers at the Willard that his vice-president appeared ready to abandon him at the joint session in several hours’ time,” the article states. “On at least one of those calls, Trump also sought from the lawyers at the Willard ways to stop the joint session to ensure Biden would not be certified as president on 6 January, as part of a wider discussion about buying time to get states to send Trump electors.

The report goes on to say Trump and his allies arrived at a plan to persuade Republican members of Congress to raise enough objections to the certification that the process would be delayed even without Pence’s help.

“It was not clear whether Trump discussed on the call about the prospect of stopping Biden’s certification by any means if Pence refused to insert himself into the process,” the article noted, “but the former president is said to have enjoyed watching the insurrection unfold from the dining room.”

The Guardian article also corroborates recent reports about how Eastman tried to establish a plan for Pence to enact Trump’s orders and overturn the election during certification. He was secretly caught on video recently as he defended the scheme he tried to put forward to Pence.

Trump spokeswoman Liz Harrington claimed the report on Trump’s call was “totally false,” though she refused to base her objections on any specifics. If the report is true that the ex-president specifically instructed his surrogates do whatever they could to halt the certification, it’s likely to be a subject of inquiry for ongoing investigations into their culpability for the storming of the Capitol.



https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-s-attempt-to-rewrite-history-just-took-a-big-hit/ar-AARj5Id


Trump's attempt to rewrite history just took a big hit


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The news that former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows is now cooperating with the House's January 6 select committee investigation represents a clear and present danger to the former president and his attempts to rewrite the history of that fateful day.

"He has produced records to the committee and will soon appear for an initial deposition," committee chair Bennie Thompson told CNN of Meadows. "The Select Committee expects all witnesses, including Mr. Meadows, to provide all information requested and that the Select Committee is lawfully entitled to receive. The Committee will continue to assess his degree of compliance with our subpoena after the deposition."

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Meadows' cooperation marks a serious reversal from his stance earlier this month when he failed to heed a congressional subpoena to appear for a deposition about what he knew and when -- both during the January 6 riot and in the days leading up to it.

What changed his mind? It's impossible to know for sure, but the Department of Justice's decision to bring criminal contempt charges against former Trump White House political guru Steve Bannon -- the same day that Meadows no-showed for his deposition -- for refusing to cooperate with the committee could have something to do with it.

As I wrote at the time:

"In making a move to indict Bannon, Garland sends a clear signal to other Trumpists currently refusing to testify that the stakes for non-compliance are now very serious....Each charge of contempt carries the possibility of a year imprisonment as well as fines."

Now, it's important to note that Meadows' willingness to work with the committee appears to extend only as far as providing some documents and agreeing to sit for an interview. It's not at all clear whether he will actually answer some of the most pressing questions that the committee has for him or provide all the documents they want from him.

That said, the fact that Meadows is cooperating at all is a telling indicator of the growing power of the January 6 committee -- and its increasing threat to Trump.

Meadows served as Trump's chief of staff and -- according to several books about the final days of the Trump presidency -- was intimately involved in the discussions at the White House around contesting the 2020 Electoral College results.

ABC's Jonathan Karl reported in his new book that Meadows forwarded a memo from Trump attorney Jenna Ellis that detailed how the January 6 Electoral College vote could be overturned to then-Vice President Mike Pence's office.

And in "Peril," a book by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, the authors detail a January 2 meeting organized by Meadows in which South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham met with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and the rest of the president's legal team for a discussion on how to overturn the election results.

Meadows' cooperation comes at an already-fraught time for Trump. Also on Tuesday, a DC appeals court heard arguments from the former president's lawyers about why his documents from January 6 should be protected by executive privilege and not released to the January 6 committee.

As CNN noted about the hearing:

"All three judges on the appellate panel Tuesday that's hearing former President Donald Trump's case seeking to block release of his January 6 documents signaled that they had skepticism about the arguments his lawyer was making in the case."

If the court rules against Trump, Tuesday could well be seen as the day when everything -- or at least many things -- changed for Trump and the January 6 committee.

Meadows' willingness to talk -- and provide at least some documents -- sends a very clear signal to other members of Trump's orbit who may have been weighing their options when it comes to resisting subpoenas from the committee: Don't do it.

The more people close to Trump who talk, the more fulsome picture the public will get of what he did (and didn't do) in those last days of his time in the White House.

And, if early indications are accurate, it won't look good for Trump.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2021 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

real-human wrote:
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/new-trump-called-top-officials-on-jan-6-in-desperate-last-minute-effort-to-overturn-election/ar-AARj9Kx


NEW: Trump Called Top Officials on Jan 6. in Desperate Last Minute Effort to Overturn Election


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A report on Donald Trump’s last days in office is providing new details on how the former president called his surrogates and instructed them to do anything they could to stop Congress’ certification of the 2020 election results.

The Guardian reports that hours before Trump’s supporters laid siege to the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, the president called Rudy Giuliani, John Eastman, Boris Epshteyn and Steve Bannon as his allies huddled together at the Willard hotel in Washington. Sources say Trump made several calls to his allies in order to tell them Vice President Mike Pence wasn’t on board with his demand to not certify the election, so he was asking them to find other options to stop the process.

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“On the calls, the former president first recounted what had transpired in the Oval Office meeting with Pence, informing Bannon and the lawyers at the Willard that his vice-president appeared ready to abandon him at the joint session in several hours’ time,” the article states. “On at least one of those calls, Trump also sought from the lawyers at the Willard ways to stop the joint session to ensure Biden would not be certified as president on 6 January, as part of a wider discussion about buying time to get states to send Trump electors.

The report goes on to say Trump and his allies arrived at a plan to persuade Republican members of Congress to raise enough objections to the certification that the process would be delayed even without Pence’s help.

“It was not clear whether Trump discussed on the call about the prospect of stopping Biden’s certification by any means if Pence refused to insert himself into the process,” the article noted, “but the former president is said to have enjoyed watching the insurrection unfold from the dining room.”

The Guardian article also corroborates recent reports about how Eastman tried to establish a plan for Pence to enact Trump’s orders and overturn the election during certification. He was secretly caught on video recently as he defended the scheme he tried to put forward to Pence.

Trump spokeswoman Liz Harrington claimed the report on Trump’s call was “totally false,” though she refused to base her objections on any specifics. If the report is true that the ex-president specifically instructed his surrogates do whatever they could to halt the certification, it’s likely to be a subject of inquiry for ongoing investigations into their culpability for the storming of the Capitol.



https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-s-attempt-to-rewrite-history-just-took-a-big-hit/ar-AARj5Id


Trump's attempt to rewrite history just took a big hit


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The news that former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows is now cooperating with the House's January 6 select committee investigation represents a clear and present danger to the former president and his attempts to rewrite the history of that fateful day.

"He has produced records to the committee and will soon appear for an initial deposition," committee chair Bennie Thompson told CNN of Meadows. "The Select Committee expects all witnesses, including Mr. Meadows, to provide all information requested and that the Select Committee is lawfully entitled to receive. The Committee will continue to assess his degree of compliance with our subpoena after the deposition."

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Meadows' cooperation marks a serious reversal from his stance earlier this month when he failed to heed a congressional subpoena to appear for a deposition about what he knew and when -- both during the January 6 riot and in the days leading up to it.

What changed his mind? It's impossible to know for sure, but the Department of Justice's decision to bring criminal contempt charges against former Trump White House political guru Steve Bannon -- the same day that Meadows no-showed for his deposition -- for refusing to cooperate with the committee could have something to do with it.

As I wrote at the time:

"In making a move to indict Bannon, Garland sends a clear signal to other Trumpists currently refusing to testify that the stakes for non-compliance are now very serious....Each charge of contempt carries the possibility of a year imprisonment as well as fines."

Now, it's important to note that Meadows' willingness to work with the committee appears to extend only as far as providing some documents and agreeing to sit for an interview. It's not at all clear whether he will actually answer some of the most pressing questions that the committee has for him or provide all the documents they want from him.

That said, the fact that Meadows is cooperating at all is a telling indicator of the growing power of the January 6 committee -- and its increasing threat to Trump.

Meadows served as Trump's chief of staff and -- according to several books about the final days of the Trump presidency -- was intimately involved in the discussions at the White House around contesting the 2020 Electoral College results.

ABC's Jonathan Karl reported in his new book that Meadows forwarded a memo from Trump attorney Jenna Ellis that detailed how the January 6 Electoral College vote could be overturned to then-Vice President Mike Pence's office.

And in "Peril," a book by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, the authors detail a January 2 meeting organized by Meadows in which South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham met with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and the rest of the president's legal team for a discussion on how to overturn the election results.

Meadows' cooperation comes at an already-fraught time for Trump. Also on Tuesday, a DC appeals court heard arguments from the former president's lawyers about why his documents from January 6 should be protected by executive privilege and not released to the January 6 committee.

As CNN noted about the hearing:

"All three judges on the appellate panel Tuesday that's hearing former President Donald Trump's case seeking to block release of his January 6 documents signaled that they had skepticism about the arguments his lawyer was making in the case."

If the court rules against Trump, Tuesday could well be seen as the day when everything -- or at least many things -- changed for Trump and the January 6 committee.

Meadows' willingness to talk -- and provide at least some documents -- sends a very clear signal to other members of Trump's orbit who may have been weighing their options when it comes to resisting subpoenas from the committee: Don't do it.

The more people close to Trump who talk, the more fulsome picture the public will get of what he did (and didn't do) in those last days of his time in the White House.

And, if early indications are accurate, it won't look good for Trump.


Key word there is Desperate!!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2021 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

trump called us to DC ... says a defendant. commander and chief was calling for action against congress.

https://www.msnbc.com/the-last-word/watch/new-fbi-video-shows-interrogation-of-jan-6th-defendant-accused-of-tasing-officer-127588421984?cid=eml_mra_20211202&user_email=e73377d3e40790eecbf6a99203e1476ea2a23c644c2045abd739b8f9e629a73b


New FBI video shows interrogation of Jan. 6th defendant accused of tasing officer


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A federal judge ordered the release of the interrogation video of Jan. 6th defendant Danny Rodriguez accused of tasing Officer Fanone. Ryan Reilly joins Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss his behavior during his interrogation, including what Reilly describes as an “ongoing theme” in which these defendants espouse “machismo heated rhetoric” until they face consequences and “suddenly we see them break down and that veil falls.”

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

so the whitehouse was directly involved in the clark efforts.

https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/jan-6th-committee-finds-trump-white-house-metadata-on-letter-pressing-georgia-on-election-127874117652


Jan. 6th Committee finds Trump White House metadata on letter pressing Georgia on election


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Rachel Maddow shares part of a public transcript from the January 6th Committee's attempt to depose former DOJ official Jeffrey Clark in which it is revealed that the letter Clark sent to pressure Georgia to overturn Donald Trump's election loss contained document metadata from the White House Communications Agency.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2021 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to say I will vote with my dollars and avoid Publix during my winter haven!

https://www.businessinsider.com/publix-heiress-gave-650000-groups-behind-jan-6-rallies-report-2021-12
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2021 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/why-mark-meadows-use-personal-email-accounts-matters-n1285937?cid=eml_mra_20211214&user_email=e73377d3e40790eecbf6a99203e1476ea2a23c644c2045abd739b8f9e629a73b


Why Mark Meadows' use of personal email accounts matters


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If Hillary Clinton's email protocols were a major national story for over a year, Mark Meadows' use of private email accounts matters, too.




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The New York Times reported overnight on the latest revelations surrounding former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, the investigation into the Jan. 6 attack, and the likelihood that the North Carolina Republican will be held in contempt of Congress after ignoring a subpoena. Way, way down in the article, in the 28th paragraph of a 37-paragraph report, readers are alerted to a related piece of news:

The panel said it also had questions about Mr. Meadows's use of a personal cellphone, a Signal account and two personal Gmail accounts for government business, and whether he had properly turned over records from those accounts to the National Archives.

Look, I realize that "but her emails" jokes in reference to Hillary Clinton are probably a little too easy. But that doesn't mean they're wrong.

In case anyone has successfully blocked 2016 from their minds, the American electorate was told for many months that the former secretary of State's email protocols were one of the defining political issues of our time. As Election Day 2016 approached, and the United States faced the prospect of having a ridiculous television personality elected to the nation's highest office, "email" was the one thing voters heard most about the more capable and more qualified candidate.

The fact that Clinton did not rely entirely on her state.gov address, the electorate was told, was evidence of her recklessness. She put the United States at risk, the argument went. For some, it might even have been literally criminal.

During the presidential campaign, then-House Speaker Paul Ryan went so far as to formally request that Clinton be denied intelligence briefings — insisting that her email practices were proof that she couldn't be trusted.

After her defeat, Donald Trump and his team took office, at which point top members of the president's inner circle began utilizing private email accounts.

This didn't become a major national scandal because, well, I've never been altogether clear why not. Perhaps this would've been a bigger story if the Republican White House weren't routinely rocked by controversies of greater historical significance. Perhaps the political media concluded — a bit too late — that email protocols weren't quite as important as they seemed in 2016.

But Meadows offers an even more striking example, not only because he was part of a Republican White House filled with Clinton critics who were doing what she did, but also because he was a GOP member of Congress — who helped investigate Clinton's email practices in 2016.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2021 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems as though Lying Loser 45 can't get away with collusion all of the time!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/12/14/meadows-texts-weird-powerpoint-take-jan-6-inside-white-house/

A PowerPoint Presentation? Seriously?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2021 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Legacy?
https://news.yahoo.com/destroying-his-legacy-fox-news-hosts-urged-white-house-to-act-during-jan-6-riot-committee-reveals-012345866.html

Lying Loser 45's only legacy is that of a two bit grifter!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2021 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

F*ck him!

Don't drop the soap!

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/florida-man-gets-5-years-assault-capitol-riot-longest-sentence-n1286249
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2021 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

get rid of attorney general garland, he is not doing his job of going after top criminals like trump. He wants to be on the supreme court so he does not want to make right wing senators to stop his appointment again. A clear conflict of interest.

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