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How can people "trust the plan" if they don't know what the plan even is?
I can tell you what part of the plan is: Let the Democrats and the RINOs have much of what they want and watch the inevitable result which is the country going to Hell (which we are currently witnessing) until it finally gets to the point that the people will demand a change. As Q often says, "It had to be this way."
 

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I can tell you what part of the plan is: Let the Democrats and the RINOs have much of what they want and watch the inevitable result which is the country going to Hell (which we are currently witnessing) until it finally gets to the point that the people will demand a change. As Q often says, "It had to be this way."
Is Trump leading the country to Hell when he holds pro-LGBTQ galas at Mar-A-Lago?
 

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The Satanic RINOs from Mike Pence and Bill Barr at the top on down to state and local RINOs like Brad Raffensperger in Georgia and Doug Ducey of Arizona stole the election by fraud and gave it to the Democrats. How can you take the country back when you can't take your own party back from these and many other RINOs? Enquiring minds and MAGAs want to know, but you have no solutions whatsoever for this or any other dilemma.
The democrats committed massive fraud and stole wins in key races. There was not enough spunk found in good Americans to force government officials to root it out and punish the offenders.
 

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The democrats committed massive fraud and stole wins in key races. There was not enough spunk found in good Americans to force government officials to root it out and punish the offenders.
The RINOs will sabotage you every time.
 

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In light of the fact that the democrats stole the election by fraud and then orchestrated the violence on Jan 6 to shut down the congressional voter fraud hearings, it is clear that those people arrested for protesting the fraud are political prisoners.
The people who were arrested for protesting at the Capitol on J6 were arrested because they invaded the Capitol building committing vandalism in the process which cost ~$1.5 million to repair, assaulted over 130 police officers, threatened to murder Vice President Pence, etc. The people who committed those crimes are no better than common criminals and must be punished to the fullest extent of the law in order to set an example for future wannabe insurrectionists.
 

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I can tell you what part of the plan is: Let the Democrats and the RINOs have much of what they want and watch the inevitable result which is the country going to Hell (which we are currently witnessing) until it finally gets to the point that the people will demand a change. As Q often says, "It had to be this way."
So that's the plan, is it? Let RINOs and Democrats take over and mess things up so bad that the country will be forced to turn to MAGA for the solutions? If that's the plan, then why are you opposing it? You should go with the plan and support RINOs and Democrats. Or, at the very least, stop opposing them! They have a job to do. Let them get to work and do it!
 

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The people who were arrested for protesting at the Capitol on J6 were arrested because they invaded the Capitol building committing vandalism in the process which cost ~$1.5 million to repair, assaulted over 130 police officers, threatened to murder Vice President Pence, etc. The people who committed those crimes are no better than common criminals and must be punished to the fullest extent of the law in order to set an example for future wannabe insurrectionists.
Leftist pretend to be shocked and offended by looting, rioting, assaults, and arson, but they lie.
 

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Major Highlights of the January 6 Report


What follows are highlights of the January 6th Select Committee’s final report from our initial review. Our discussion includes but is not limited to the report’s findings and treatment of issues including:

  • Criminal misconduct in efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
  • Racism as a driver of efforts to overturn the popular vote in different parts of the country and in fueling some of the organized groups and individuals who attacked the Capitol.
  • The apparent intelligence and law enforcement failure and the Committee’s perspective on it.
  • The pressure campaign on state election officials to deviate from their legal obligations, and
  • The role of social media in propagating false claims about the election and serving as a mechanism to plan acts of violence.
With so much at stake for American democracy, the January 6th Report provides the public an opportunity to reflect on persistent threats to the rule of law, elections, racial justice, and freedom from political violence.

1. White Supremacists, White Nationalism, Plus Anti-Government Extremists

The January 6th Report does well to make explicit one of the drivers of the efforts to overturn the election: racism. That includes but is not limited to white nationalism, a political project which is a particularly sinister and dangerous manifestation of white supremacist ideology.

The racist dimension is a theme that has been presented most powerfully by Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) in his remarks at the opening and the closing of the Committee’s public hearings. “I’m from a part of the country where people justify the actions of slavery, the Klu Klux Klan, and lynching,” Rep. Thompson said in the first hearing. “I’m reminded of that dark history as I hear voices today try and justify the actions of the insurrectionists on January 6th, 2021.”

Racism helped propel post-election efforts to disenfranchise voters in major urban areas in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere; helped galvanize the concerted disinformation campaign against Black election poll workers Ruby Freeman and Shaye Moss; and helped drive militia groups, Neonazis and similarly minded domestic terrorist groups to help plan and participate in the Capitol attack.

Giuliani, for example, “seized on a clip of Freeman passing Moss a ginger mint, claiming that the two women, both Black, were smuggling USB drives ‘as if they’re vials of heroin or cocaine.’ … Not only were Giuliani’s claims about Freeman and Moss reckless, racist, and false, they had real-world consequences that turned both women’s lives upside down. And further heightening the personal impact of these baseless attacks, President Trump supported, and even repeated, them, as described later,” the report states (p. 280).

“Ruby Freeman and Shaye Moss, mother and daughter, were besieged by incessant, terrifying harassment and threats that often evoked racial violence and lynching, instigated and incited by the President of the United States,” the report states later (p. 305) – after providing a detailed list of state and local officials across several battleground states subject to a wave of racist, sexist, and antisemitic threats galvanized by Trump and Giuliani’s public demonization of them.

The Report also contains discussion of the role of white nationalist extremists, such as “online provocateur” Nick Fuentes and his Groypers, a loose network made up of figures that hold racist and antisemitic views. It provides an in-depth look at the crucial role of the Proud Boys, “Western chauvinists” known to promote “an exclusionary, hyper-masculine interpretation of Western culture,” in organizing and executing the breach of the Capitol. The report notes that Ethan Nordean, a Proud Boys leader involved in the the attack at the Capitol, invoked the “Day of the Rope” when discussing his intent to reject the outcome of the 2020 election, “referring to a day of mass lynching of ‘race traitors’ in the white supremacist novel The Turner Diaries.”

“White supremacists and Confederate-sympathizers were among the first rioters to enter the U.S. Capitol,” the report explains.

At the same time as making these racist throughlines more widely understood, the Report helpfully identifies rightwing anti-government extremism — with a focus on the Oath Keepers and the Three Percenters — as a related movement that explains the conditions that gave rise to the January 6th attack. It notes these closely related movements produced what might be thought of as a presage for the assault on the Capitol, as “[f]ar-right extremists protested at or inside State capitols, or at other government buildings, in at least 68 instances” between January 1, 2020 and January 20, 2021.

We have always thought that white supremacy should be foregrounded in the analysis of the January 6th attack and the efforts to disenfranchise voters in the ways Trump and his associates chose to do. Policymakers, scholars, and the general public can benefit significantly from grappling with the evidence and analysis provided by the Select Committee.

2. False Slate of Electors Scheme: The Principals

One of the highly active parts of the Justice Department’s investigation into the efforts to overturn the election involves the false slate of electors scheme. The January 6th Report provides new and compelling evidence pointing to Trump, Meadows, and Giuliani’s direct roles in organizing the scheme to replace the rightful delegates to the Electoral College determined by the outcome of the popular vote with individuals loyal to former Trump to falsely certify his winning the respective state.

What’s more, the evidence against Meadows – Trump’s White House chief of staff – and Giuliani – Trump’s personal attorney – is also evidence against Trump. Meadows and Giuliani appear to have been acting at Trump’s direction in orchestrating the scheme. In addition, the Report does not include all of the Meadows texts that further corroborate these damning findings.

These passages highlight some of the new evidence:

In early December, the highest levels of the Trump Campaign took note of Chesebro’s fake elector plan and began to operationalize it. On December 6th, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows forwarded a copy of Chesebro’s November 18, 2020, memo to Trump Campaign Senior Advisor Jason Miller writing, “Let’s have a discussion about this tomorrow.” Miller replied that he had just engaged with reporters on the subject, to which Meadows wrote: “If you are on it then never mind the meeting. We just need to have someone coordinating the electors for states.” Miller clarified that he had only been “working the PR angle” and they should still meet, to which Meadows answered: “Got it.” Later that week, Miller sent Meadows a spreadsheet that the Trump Campaign had compiled. It listed contact information for nearly all of the 79 GOP nominees to the electoral college on the November ballot for Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. And on December 8th, Meadows received a text message from a former State legislator in Louisiana recommending that the proposed “Trump electors from AR [sic] MI GA PA WI NV all meet next Monday at their state capitols[,] [c]all themselves to order, elect officers, and cast their votes for the President. . . . Then they certify their votes and transmit that certificate to Washington.” Meadows replied: “We are.”
Cassidy Hutchinson, a Special Assistant to the President and an assistant to Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, confirmed Meadows’s significant involvement in the plan. Hutchinson told the Select Committee that Meadows followed the progress of the fake elector effort closely and that she “remember[ed] him frequently having calls, meetings, and outreach with individuals and this just being a prominent topic of discussion in our office.” When asked how many of his calls or meetings it came up in, she estimated “[d]ozens.”
The evidence indicates that by December 7th or 8th, President Trump had decided to pursue the fake elector plan and was driving it. Trump Campaign Associate General Counsel Joshua Findlay was tasked by the campaign’s general counsel, Matthew Morgan, around December 7th or 8th with exploring the feasibility of assembling unrecognized slates of Trump electors in a handful of the States that President Trump had lost.33 Findlay told the Select Committee “it was my understanding that the President made this decision. . . .” As recounted by Findlay, Morgan conveyed that the client—President Trump—directed the campaign lawyers to “look into electors in these potential litigation States[.]” (pp. 345-46) (emphasis add)
President Trump personally called RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel days before December 14th to enlist the RNC’s assistance in the scheme. President Trump opened the call by introducing McDaniel to John Eastman, who described “the importance of the RNC helping the campaign to gather these contingent electors in case any of the legal challenges that were ongoing changed the results in any of the States.” According to McDaniel, she called President Trump back soon after the call ended, letting him know that she agreed to his request and that some RNC staffers were already assisting. (p. 346) (emphasis add)
While the campaign’s core legal team stepped back from the fake elector effort on December 11th, it nonetheless went forward because “Rudy was in charge of [it]” and “[t]his is what he wanted to do,” according to Findlay. When Findlay was asked if this decision to let the effort proceed under Giuliani’s direction “was coming from your client, the President,” Findlay responded: “Yes, I believe so. I mean, he had made it clear that Rudy was in charge of this and that Rudy was executing what he wanted.” (p. 349) (emphasis add)
With the Committee’s work, the false slate of electors ends up being the scheme in which Trump and Meadows may face the greatest legal jeopardy. The two men (and Giuliani) put their fingerprints all over the plan, and the Justice Department will presumably be able to uncover more information to determine whether to proceed with indictments.

3. Pressure on State Officials – A vast and organized scheme

The January 6th Report provides new information about the breadth of Trump and his closest associates’ efforts to pressure state officials to exceed their legal authority to reverse the election outcome (Chapter Two). “The Select Committee estimates that in the two months between the November election and the January 6th insurrection, President Trump or his inner circle engaged in at least 200 apparent acts of public or private outreach, pressure, or condemnation, targeting either State legislators or State or local election administrators, to overturn State election result,” the report states.

In other words, Trump and his associates’ efforts were directed not only in the notorious phone call to Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and in phone conversations with Arizona’s Republican House Speaker Rusty Bowers, but in a more systematic fashion with state and local officials across the battleground states where Trump lost the popular vote.

Such an overarching pattern of behavior may become valuable evidence in establishing a criminal conspiracy to defraud the United States (under 18 U.S.C. 371) in the Department of Justice investigation as well as in establishing criminal offenses under state law, such as in Georgia, Fulton County (see the Brookings Fulton County, Georgia report, 2d edition).

In pursuing criminal investigations, law enforcement agencies, and the Department of Justice in particular, may have a greater ability to get witnesses to testify. The case of Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey provides an example of someone with an apparent story to tell but reluctant to speak with the Committee:

President Trump called Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey three times after their White House meeting: November 21st, November 25th, and December 14th. Shirkey did not recall many specifics of those calls and claimed he did not remember the President applying any specific pressure. The day after one of those calls, however, Shirkey tweeted that “our election process MUST be free of intimidation and threats,” and “it’s inappropriate for anyone to exert pressure on them.” From this and other public statements, it is clear that Shirkey was sensitive to outside forces pressuring people with roles in the election. In fact, the same day that the electoral college met and voted former Vice President Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 Presidential election, Shirkey received another call from President Trump and issued another public statement. Shirkey’s statement that day, December 14, 2020, read: “Michigan’s Democratic slate of electors should be able to proceed with their duty, free from threats of violence and intimidation” and “t is our responsibility as leaders to follow the law….” (pp. 300-301)


More at the link.
 

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Major Highlights of the January 6 Report


What follows are highlights of the January 6th Select Committee’s final report from our initial review. Our discussion includes but is not limited to the report’s findings and treatment of issues including:

  • Criminal misconduct in efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
  • Racism as a driver of efforts to overturn the popular vote in different parts of the country and in fueling some of the organized groups and individuals who attacked the Capitol.
  • The apparent intelligence and law enforcement failure and the Committee’s perspective on it.
  • The pressure campaign on state election officials to deviate from their legal obligations, and
  • The role of social media in propagating false claims about the election and serving as a mechanism to plan acts of violence.
With so much at stake for American democracy, the January 6th Report provides the public an opportunity to reflect on persistent threats to the rule of law, elections, racial justice, and freedom from political violence.

1. White Supremacists, White Nationalism, Plus Anti-Government Extremists

The January 6th Report does well to make explicit one of the drivers of the efforts to overturn the election: racism. That includes but is not limited to white nationalism, a political project which is a particularly sinister and dangerous manifestation of white supremacist ideology.

The racist dimension is a theme that has been presented most powerfully by Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) in his remarks at the opening and the closing of the Committee’s public hearings. “I’m from a part of the country where people justify the actions of slavery, the Klu Klux Klan, and lynching,” Rep. Thompson said in the first hearing. “I’m reminded of that dark history as I hear voices today try and justify the actions of the insurrectionists on January 6th, 2021.”

Racism helped propel post-election efforts to disenfranchise voters in major urban areas in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere; helped galvanize the concerted disinformation campaign against Black election poll workers Ruby Freeman and Shaye Moss; and helped drive militia groups, Neonazis and similarly minded domestic terrorist groups to help plan and participate in the Capitol attack.

Giuliani, for example, “seized on a clip of Freeman passing Moss a ginger mint, claiming that the two women, both Black, were smuggling USB drives ‘as if they’re vials of heroin or cocaine.’ … Not only were Giuliani’s claims about Freeman and Moss reckless, racist, and false, they had real-world consequences that turned both women’s lives upside down. And further heightening the personal impact of these baseless attacks, President Trump supported, and even repeated, them, as described later,” the report states (p. 280).

“Ruby Freeman and Shaye Moss, mother and daughter, were besieged by incessant, terrifying harassment and threats that often evoked racial violence and lynching, instigated and incited by the President of the United States,” the report states later (p. 305) – after providing a detailed list of state and local officials across several battleground states subject to a wave of racist, sexist, and antisemitic threats galvanized by Trump and Giuliani’s public demonization of them.

The Report also contains discussion of the role of white nationalist extremists, such as “online provocateur” Nick Fuentes and his Groypers, a loose network made up of figures that hold racist and antisemitic views. It provides an in-depth look at the crucial role of the Proud Boys, “Western chauvinists” known to promote “an exclusionary, hyper-masculine interpretation of Western culture,” in organizing and executing the breach of the Capitol. The report notes that Ethan Nordean, a Proud Boys leader involved in the the attack at the Capitol, invoked the “Day of the Rope” when discussing his intent to reject the outcome of the 2020 election, “referring to a day of mass lynching of ‘race traitors’ in the white supremacist novel The Turner Diaries.”

“White supremacists and Confederate-sympathizers were among the first rioters to enter the U.S. Capitol,” the report explains.

At the same time as making these racist throughlines more widely understood, the Report helpfully identifies rightwing anti-government extremism — with a focus on the Oath Keepers and the Three Percenters — as a related movement that explains the conditions that gave rise to the January 6th attack. It notes these closely related movements produced what might be thought of as a presage for the assault on the Capitol, as “[f]ar-right extremists protested at or inside State capitols, or at other government buildings, in at least 68 instances” between January 1, 2020 and January 20, 2021.

We have always thought that white supremacy should be foregrounded in the analysis of the January 6th attack and the efforts to disenfranchise voters in the ways Trump and his associates chose to do. Policymakers, scholars, and the general public can benefit significantly from grappling with the evidence and analysis provided by the Select Committee.

2. False Slate of Electors Scheme: The Principals

One of the highly active parts of the Justice Department’s investigation into the efforts to overturn the election involves the false slate of electors scheme. The January 6th Report provides new and compelling evidence pointing to Trump, Meadows, and Giuliani’s direct roles in organizing the scheme to replace the rightful delegates to the Electoral College determined by the outcome of the popular vote with individuals loyal to former Trump to falsely certify his winning the respective state.

What’s more, the evidence against Meadows – Trump’s White House chief of staff – and Giuliani – Trump’s personal attorney – is also evidence against Trump. Meadows and Giuliani appear to have been acting at Trump’s direction in orchestrating the scheme. In addition, the Report does not include all of the Meadows texts that further corroborate these damning findings.

These passages highlight some of the new evidence:


With the Committee’s work, the false slate of electors ends up being the scheme in which Trump and Meadows may face the greatest legal jeopardy. The two men (and Giuliani) put their fingerprints all over the plan, and the Justice Department will presumably be able to uncover more information to determine whether to proceed with indictments.

3. Pressure on State Officials – A vast and organized scheme

The January 6th Report provides new information about the breadth of Trump and his closest associates’ efforts to pressure state officials to exceed their legal authority to reverse the election outcome (Chapter Two). “The Select Committee estimates that in the two months between the November election and the January 6th insurrection, President Trump or his inner circle engaged in at least 200 apparent acts of public or private outreach, pressure, or condemnation, targeting either State legislators or State or local election administrators, to overturn State election result,” the report states.

In other words, Trump and his associates’ efforts were directed not only in the notorious phone call to Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and in phone conversations with Arizona’s Republican House Speaker Rusty Bowers, but in a more systematic fashion with state and local officials across the battleground states where Trump lost the popular vote.

Such an overarching pattern of behavior may become valuable evidence in establishing a criminal conspiracy to defraud the United States (under 18 U.S.C. 371) in the Department of Justice investigation as well as in establishing criminal offenses under state law, such as in Georgia, Fulton County (see the Brookings Fulton County, Georgia report, 2d edition).

In pursuing criminal investigations, law enforcement agencies, and the Department of Justice in particular, may have a greater ability to get witnesses to testify. The case of Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey provides an example of someone with an apparent story to tell but reluctant to speak with the Committee:




More at the link.
That is the democrat report that hides the massive 2020 democrat voter fraud. It is a piece of dirty work not worth the printed paper.
 

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Major Highlights of the January 6 Report


What follows are highlights of the January 6th Select Committee’s final report from our initial review. Our discussion includes but is not limited to the report’s findings and treatment of issues including:

  • Criminal misconduct in efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
  • Racism as a driver of efforts to overturn the popular vote in different parts of the country and in fueling some of the organized groups and individuals who attacked the Capitol.
  • The apparent intelligence and law enforcement failure and the Committee’s perspective on it.
  • The pressure campaign on state election officials to deviate from their legal obligations, and
  • The role of social media in propagating false claims about the election and serving as a mechanism to plan acts of violence.
With so much at stake for American democracy, the January 6th Report provides the public an opportunity to reflect on persistent threats to the rule of law, elections, racial justice, and freedom from political violence.

1. White Supremacists, White Nationalism, Plus Anti-Government Extremists

The January 6th Report does well to make explicit one of the drivers of the efforts to overturn the election: racism. That includes but is not limited to white nationalism, a political project which is a particularly sinister and dangerous manifestation of white supremacist ideology.

The racist dimension is a theme that has been presented most powerfully by Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) in his remarks at the opening and the closing of the Committee’s public hearings. “I’m from a part of the country where people justify the actions of slavery, the Klu Klux Klan, and lynching,” Rep. Thompson said in the first hearing. “I’m reminded of that dark history as I hear voices today try and justify the actions of the insurrectionists on January 6th, 2021.”

Racism helped propel post-election efforts to disenfranchise voters in major urban areas in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere; helped galvanize the concerted disinformation campaign against Black election poll workers Ruby Freeman and Shaye Moss; and helped drive militia groups, Neonazis and similarly minded domestic terrorist groups to help plan and participate in the Capitol attack.

Giuliani, for example, “seized on a clip of Freeman passing Moss a ginger mint, claiming that the two women, both Black, were smuggling USB drives ‘as if they’re vials of heroin or cocaine.’ … Not only were Giuliani’s claims about Freeman and Moss reckless, racist, and false, they had real-world consequences that turned both women’s lives upside down. And further heightening the personal impact of these baseless attacks, President Trump supported, and even repeated, them, as described later,” the report states (p. 280).

“Ruby Freeman and Shaye Moss, mother and daughter, were besieged by incessant, terrifying harassment and threats that often evoked racial violence and lynching, instigated and incited by the President of the United States,” the report states later (p. 305) – after providing a detailed list of state and local officials across several battleground states subject to a wave of racist, sexist, and antisemitic threats galvanized by Trump and Giuliani’s public demonization of them.

The Report also contains discussion of the role of white nationalist extremists, such as “online provocateur” Nick Fuentes and his Groypers, a loose network made up of figures that hold racist and antisemitic views. It provides an in-depth look at the crucial role of the Proud Boys, “Western chauvinists” known to promote “an exclusionary, hyper-masculine interpretation of Western culture,” in organizing and executing the breach of the Capitol. The report notes that Ethan Nordean, a Proud Boys leader involved in the the attack at the Capitol, invoked the “Day of the Rope” when discussing his intent to reject the outcome of the 2020 election, “referring to a day of mass lynching of ‘race traitors’ in the white supremacist novel The Turner Diaries.”

“White supremacists and Confederate-sympathizers were among the first rioters to enter the U.S. Capitol,” the report explains.

At the same time as making these racist throughlines more widely understood, the Report helpfully identifies rightwing anti-government extremism — with a focus on the Oath Keepers and the Three Percenters — as a related movement that explains the conditions that gave rise to the January 6th attack. It notes these closely related movements produced what might be thought of as a presage for the assault on the Capitol, as “[f]ar-right extremists protested at or inside State capitols, or at other government buildings, in at least 68 instances” between January 1, 2020 and January 20, 2021.

We have always thought that white supremacy should be foregrounded in the analysis of the January 6th attack and the efforts to disenfranchise voters in the ways Trump and his associates chose to do. Policymakers, scholars, and the general public can benefit significantly from grappling with the evidence and analysis provided by the Select Committee.

2. False Slate of Electors Scheme: The Principals

One of the highly active parts of the Justice Department’s investigation into the efforts to overturn the election involves the false slate of electors scheme. The January 6th Report provides new and compelling evidence pointing to Trump, Meadows, and Giuliani’s direct roles in organizing the scheme to replace the rightful delegates to the Electoral College determined by the outcome of the popular vote with individuals loyal to former Trump to falsely certify his winning the respective state.

What’s more, the evidence against Meadows – Trump’s White House chief of staff – and Giuliani – Trump’s personal attorney – is also evidence against Trump. Meadows and Giuliani appear to have been acting at Trump’s direction in orchestrating the scheme. In addition, the Report does not include all of the Meadows texts that further corroborate these damning findings.

These passages highlight some of the new evidence:


With the Committee’s work, the false slate of electors ends up being the scheme in which Trump and Meadows may face the greatest legal jeopardy. The two men (and Giuliani) put their fingerprints all over the plan, and the Justice Department will presumably be able to uncover more information to determine whether to proceed with indictments.

3. Pressure on State Officials – A vast and organized scheme

The January 6th Report provides new information about the breadth of Trump and his closest associates’ efforts to pressure state officials to exceed their legal authority to reverse the election outcome (Chapter Two). “The Select Committee estimates that in the two months between the November election and the January 6th insurrection, President Trump or his inner circle engaged in at least 200 apparent acts of public or private outreach, pressure, or condemnation, targeting either State legislators or State or local election administrators, to overturn State election result,” the report states.

In other words, Trump and his associates’ efforts were directed not only in the notorious phone call to Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and in phone conversations with Arizona’s Republican House Speaker Rusty Bowers, but in a more systematic fashion with state and local officials across the battleground states where Trump lost the popular vote.

Such an overarching pattern of behavior may become valuable evidence in establishing a criminal conspiracy to defraud the United States (under 18 U.S.C. 371) in the Department of Justice investigation as well as in establishing criminal offenses under state law, such as in Georgia, Fulton County (see the Brookings Fulton County, Georgia report, 2d edition).

In pursuing criminal investigations, law enforcement agencies, and the Department of Justice in particular, may have a greater ability to get witnesses to testify. The case of Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey provides an example of someone with an apparent story to tell but reluctant to speak with the Committee:




More at the link.
I need to get a nice bound hard-copy of this. It will look awesome on my bookshelf next to the Warren Commission Report. :unsure:
 

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I need to get a nice bound hard-copy of this. It will look awesome on my bookshelf next to the Warren Commission Report. :unsure:
I can give you a brief summary of Trump's multifaceted plan to steal the 2020 election here:

1) Direct the mob of rioters to chase Mike Pence out of D.C. and replace him with Sen. Chuck Grassley, who would certify the votes of the fake pro-Trump electors and steal the election for Trump.
2) Bog down the courts with frivolous election lawsuits.
3) Have state legislatures overturn their state's election results.
4) Have Congress overturn the election results.
5) Have the DOJ run election interference.
6) Order the military to seize voting machines and rig them to steal the election for Trump.
 

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I can give you a brief summary of Trump's multifaceted plan to steal the 2020 election here:

1) Direct the mob of rioters to chase Mike Pence out of D.C. and replace him with Sen. Chuck Grassley, who would certify the votes of the fake pro-Trump electors and steal the election for Trump.
2) Bog down the courts with frivolous election lawsuits.
3) Have state legislatures overturn their state's election results.
4) Have Congress overturn the election results.
5) Have the DOJ run election interference.
6) Order the military to seize voting machines and rig them to steal the election for Trump.
Dude...Netflix is going to make some serious bank on this in a few years. 🤑 Who do you think they will get to play Trump?

*Edit: Oliver Stone...Yeah man. :unsure: That's the ticket.
 

marke

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I can give you a brief summary of Trump's multifaceted plan to steal the 2020 election here:

1) Direct the mob of rioters to chase Mike Pence out of D.C. and replace him with Sen. Chuck Grassley, who would certify the votes of the fake pro-Trump electors and steal the election for Trump.
2) Bog down the courts with frivolous election lawsuits.
3) Have state legislatures overturn their state's election results.
4) Have Congress overturn the election results.
5) Have the DOJ run election interference.
6) Order the military to seize voting machines and rig them to steal the election for Trump.
False allegations will always be lies no matter how many liars and rubes believe the lies are true.
 

TomO

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This guy:


But short of him, any clown will do.
I've put serious thought into it here (I was bored)....No, not this guy. He's not "Trump". There's something wrong or "off" about his portrayal and I can't quite put my finger on it. It's not the performers fault, he's obviously done his homework; he's got the mannerisms and speech patterns well enough but it takes something more than that for an actor to portray someone famous beyond a simple comedy skit.
I think the actor has to figure out how to imitate the figures "presence" for lack of a better term. If that isn't relayed; it just won't do....It's just not; I dunno? Believable?

I don't know who would be the best alive today but I'd have loved to see Trump portrayed by Phillip Seymour Hoffman. He could have done it...It would have been glorious. :unsure:...Would have made "Capote" look like a Saturday afternoon "B" movie.
 
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