Thanks to Mark Meadows, we discovered that a “coup PowerPoint” existed

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As the Justice Department contemplates prosecuting former Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows on contempt of Congress charges, don’t get distracted by the noise and false outrage from House Republicans. The fact is, Meadows is a central figure in the House committee’s probe into the January 6 insurrection, primarily because he was in contact with so many people with varying ties to what happened that day. But thanks to Meadows, we also learned of an actual document that seemed to spell out how Trump and his cronies planned to advance their false “stop the steal” narrative and actually steal the election from then-President-elect Biden.

 But maybe most dangerously, the vague idea that Mike Pence could singlehandedly steal the election for Donald Trump was elaborated pretty significantly in the PowerPoint with three different ideas. The most prevalent one that was being discussed at the time, which we said, they might try this, but it’s not going to work, was if there’s a contested state. For example, the state of Arizona where Joe Biden won…Mike Pence could say, or could try to say, “Well, because we believe that there was fraud in that state and that Donald Trump really won instead of letting the democratic electors vote for Joe Biden, we have this alternate slate of public electors who will cast their electoral votes for Donald Trump.” All of this was in a document. So they put the coup in writing that’s one set of revelations.

Something else we can thank Meadows for: concrete evidence proving Trump’s biggest enablers in the MAGA media-sphere, names like Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham and other Fox News hosts, are lying to their audience. Their panicked texts to Meadows, pleading with him to get Trump to call off his supporters as they stormed the Capitol, prove that they were lying to their audience as they pushed the false narratives that Antifa was behind the violence that day.

No matter how they try to spin it, the evidence found in Meadows’ texts reveals they know exactly who was responsible for that day.

So Donald Trump’s former chief of staff, Mark Meadows has very quickly become one of the most important focal points of the committee in the house of representatives investigating the January 6th riots. And this has led over the last week to some incredible revelations, which I wanna summarize for you here. First of all, thanks to Mark Meadows. We have gotten our hands on a PowerPoint. It’s sort of a coup PowerPoint. The, uh, vague ideas of let’s say there was fraud. Let’s say that dead people voted let’s maybe, I don’t know, seat a different group of electors in order to have them vote for Trump, even in a state that Joe Biden won when comes to actually making the electoral votes in the house of representatives. Um, these ideas were at some point loose, vague ideas, but they were put together very specifically and very proactively into a PowerPoint guide as to how to execute the coup to steal the election from Joe Biden and give it to Don old Trump.

Now there’s a few important revelations from the PowerPoint. Uh, number one is these were concerted efforts to lie about what took place. The idea of dead people voted. There was never evidence of that. We looked into the claims and, you know, started with, there was an investigation started with a hundred supposedly dead voters and of the a hundred. They figured out we, we found 30 and they’re just alive. So that’s that? Um, another 25. There’s no obituary. There’s no reason to think that they’re dead. Here’s some others who actually did die after mailing or absentee ballot. I think that was like three people. So again, they didn’t do anything illegal. And then two people, it was like a junior, senior confusion where senior had died. Junior voted once, but it was counted as a vote by senior. So it was like a misallocation. That’s one claim.

Every single one of the ideas they had in the, in the coup PowerPoint, uh, was based on a lot. I, but maybe most dangerously the vague idea that Mike Pence could singlehandedly steal the election for Donald Trump was elaborated pretty significantly in the PowerPoint with three different ideas. The most prevalent one that was being discussed at the time, which we said, they might try the, this, but it’s not going to work was if there’s a contested state, for example, the state of Arizona where Joe Biden won, Mike Pence could say, or could try to say well, because we believe that there was fraud in that state and that Donald Trump really won instead of letting the democratic electors vote for Joe Biden. We have this alternate slate of public electors who will cast their electoral votes for Donald Trump. All of this was in a document. So they put the coup in writing that’s one set of revelations.

Second set of revelations. Thanks to Mark Meadows, Liz Chaney, Republican Congresswoman read text messages, um, allegedly sent from a number of Fox News hosts and Donald Trump Jr. To Mark Meadows on the day of the riots. Now, why do we care about what they said? Well, publicly, they were saying one thing on her show, Laura Ingram said, this might have been Antifa. And it definitely wasn’t violent Trumpists and this really doesn’t reflect poorly on Trump. Earlier that day, she was texting Mark Meadows saying, this is terrible. You gotta get these people outta here. Trump’s gotta say something, Don Jr. Who since has written it off and minimized. It was texting Mark Meadows saying, this is bad, is bad. We gotta get ’em out. So that confirms to us that it isn’t just that they are ignorant to the truth. At Fox news, they know the truth about the Trump riots. They were texting many of them Hannity, Brian, kill me, Laura Ingram, Mark Meadows saying this looks reflects terribly on us.

And after the fact chose to lie and say, nah, I don’t really know that there were Trumpists there.  it’s not really clear to me, that it wasn’t Antifa and all these different lies. They knew all along. And then just on a very kind of strange last note, Don Jr. Texting Mark Meadows about what he wants to tell his dad rather than contacting Donald Trump himself, certainly raises more interesting questions about family dynamics. It’s been known for a while that Donald Trump never has seemed too big on his adult sons, not the biggest fan. But maybe it’s a common thing that, uh, Don Jr would communicate with his own father, uh, through staff. So that was an other kind of strange revelation. Remember that what has become a disastrous January 6th committee for Republicans didn’t have to be this bad. The original proposal for the January 6th committee was going to be bipartisan five Democrats, five Republicans because Democrats control the house.

The chair of the committee would be a Democrat, but the vice chair would be a Republican. And on every subpoena, both the chair and vice chair would have to sign off. It was not going to be some kind of cart blanche blank check to do a phishing expedition for Democrats. It still isn’t that. But with Republicans opting out out as a party and Nancy Pelosi, finding people willing to participate. Republican Liz, Chaney, Republican, Adam Kinser. It now has led one way or another to something that is very bad for the Republican party. This is all stuff we’ve learned in the last week. Let’s see what we know in the next week. And it could be even more stunning. Okay.

 


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