As the U.S. House special investigation into the assault on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of ex-President Donald Trump on January 6th continues, details continue to emerge showing how Donald Trump intended for his Republican allies in Congress to find a way–any way–to prevent the certification of Joe Biden’s victory that day, and leaning on officials at the Justice Department to provide him with even the thinnest rhetorical justification for continuing to resist Biden taking office. AP reporting:
“Just say the election was corrupt and leave the rest to me and the R. Congressmen,” [Pols emphasis] Trump said at one point to then-Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, according to notes taken by Richard Donoghue, who was then Rosen’s deputy and who was also on the call.
The notes of the Dec. 27 call, released Friday by the House Oversight Committee, underscore the lengths to which Trump went to try to overturn the results of the election and to elicit the support of senior government officials in that effort. Emails released last month show Trump and his allies in the last weeks of his presidency pressured the Justice Department to investigate unsubstantiated claims of widespread election fraud, forwarding them conspiracy theories and even a draft legal brief they hoped would be filed with the Supreme Court.
The pressure is all the more notable because just weeks earlier, Trump’s own attorney general William Barr, revealed that the Justice Department had found no evidence of widespread fraud that could have overturned the results. Unsubstantiated claims of fraud have been repeatedly rejected by judge after judge, including by Trump appointees, and by election officials across the country.
“Just say the election was corrupt and leave the rest to me and the R. Congressmen,” Trump said. In addition to incumbent Republican members of Congress like Jim Jordan, who is now under scrutiny for his conversations with Trump prior and/or during the January 6th insurrection, Trump was in at least some amount of contact with Rep.-elect Lauren Boebert. On December 27th, the day of this alleged conversation between Trump and acting AG Jeffrey Rosen, Trump was pushing January 6th on his Twitter feed and Boebert was amplifying:
Boebert had spent most of the previous day promoting what would become the insurrection:
And on January 2nd, Boebert and Trump apparently spoke directly once again:
If the investigation does end up subpoenaing Republican members of Congress, the same questions posed to Jordan would apply to Boebert: what did you discuss with the President prior to January 6th about overturning the election? Did you talk to Trump on January 6th? Morning or afternoon? What was the plausible strategy for dead-ender Republicans to block certification of Biden’s victory by Congress that day, and what role if any were the insurrectionists themselves expected to play?
At the very least, Boebert’s clear role in mobilizing her supporters to show up on January 6th demonstrates the absurdity of including people like Jim Jordan and Lauren Boebert in this investigation in any capacity other than a suspect. This insurrection did not succeed, but unless we can be honest about who is responsible it may be impossible to prevent the next one.
There’s not much to misinterpret here. But there are hard questions Boebert has not answered.
Send the subpoenas.
Trump was working with Republican members of Congress on a strategy to contest the certification of the vote. That’s not illegal, and your leap from there to plotting violence is not supported by the evidence.
Rep. Boebert immediately condemned the violence. Free speech is not incitement, and I hope we never get to a time in this country when someone can’t say 1776 without being accused of treason. What happened on January 6th was wrong, and Biden is the President. The guilty are being prosecuted for their crimes, but speech is not a crime. It’s time to move on for the good of the country.
Finally. You say something that's true.
So when people were expressing dissent with Republican Presidents, you were accusing them of treason. And that free speech was less incitement than what Low-rent Barbie said.
Also, why did she need to tweet out the status of where the Speaker was when the Capitol was under siege?
So much for Law and Order. Do you know that a third capitol police officer who tried to stop the insurrection committed suicide due to the trauma of that day? There are a number of those police officers who cannot move on. And there are people who are connected to January 6 who have not been held accountable. Everybody involved must be held accountable for their part. The capitol police would agree. And if you are on the side of law and order like you say, you would to. Do you agree? Or are you just full of it?
Just swallow this with your koolaid, folks. Move along, nothing to see here. And I frequently tweet "Today is 1776." Right . . .
Some speech is a crime, jackass. Lots of varieties of fraud, theft by deception, incitement. So try again, oh failed constitutionalist
"Free speech is not incitement". Nice try, Moddy. What Trump, Bobert, Gosar, and the rest of the people who spoke at that rally did was equivalent to yelling "Fire!" in a crowded theater; not protected speech.
You are absolutely right until your last sentence, “It’s time to move on for the good of the country.” I find it naive in the extreme and absurd to think that our nation can just move on as if nothing extremely and critically important happened in the 2020 Presidential election. Blithely sweeping this momentous fraud under the rug does not a free Constitutional Republic make and/or maintain. On the contrary, allowing criminal activity to be excused, approved, and subsequently encouraged can never be for the good of the country unless one unwisely believes that election and voter fraud have no consequences and don’t invite more of the same in future elections.
Glad we agree on this Sarge. The insurrection and everyone who incited and participated in it need to be held accountable.
Both statements are utterly bereft of truth, but that's to be expected from a proven liar. Also, let us recall once again that Mottledanus said right here on this very blog that trumpanzee crazies in Teller County had the "right" to pull people from their cars and beat them.
And once again, Mottledanus should be banned for advocating violence.
Oh, shame on U.S. Representative Lauren Boebert for encouraging We The People to stand up to express our opposition to an obvious election fraud and the stealing of the 2020 Presidential election. And, oh mercy me, how dare anyone challenge court decisions that refuse to allow evidence of voter and election fraud, and who insult any critical thinker’s intelligence by ruling that there is no evidence of voter or election fraud. Imagine if this logic was used in murder, rape, and other criminal cases, i.e. Judge denying evidence of criminal activity and then saying, “Case is dismissed on the grounds that no evidence has been provided or shown that a crime has been committed. Now get over it and move on.”
Shame on US Rep Low Rent Barbie for tweeting the location of the House Speaker during an insurrection.
Since you’re so sure about the election, you can lay clear and convincing evidence on the table, here and now, that proves election fraud – right? Trump hasn’t and he never will but I’m sure you can supply it – right?
A few words about Trump’s claims of fraud are in order. In 2012, when Obama was reelected Trump tweeted that Obama won by voter fraud. Trump has never supplied any evidence to back-up his tweet.
In 2016, after Ted Cruz won all the delegates to the Republican National Convention because he campaigned here and Trump had not set foot in Colorado, Trump sent Sarah Palin to Denver and he followed a week later claiming Cruz won the delegates through fraud and a rigged system. To this day, neither Trump or Palin has offered one piece of evidence to back up their claim.
In the 2016 general election, Trump won the electoral vote and was elected president but lost the popular vote by 3 million votes. He immediately, claimed 6 million illegal aliens voted. He has never offered one piece of evidence to back-up his claim of fraud.
In 2020, Trump lost both the electoral and popular vote and of course, like clockwork, claimed he lost because of voter fraud. He has yet to offer any evidence the 2020 election was fraudulent. Contrary to Trump’s claims about voter fraud in the Wolverine state where he lost by 150,000 votes, the Republican state senate in Michigan released a report this Spring that unequivocally stated there was no fraud in the 2020 election in that state. Trump has lost sixty court cases on this issue across the country because he did not have any evidence of fraud.
I’m sure you can discern the pattern here.
But certainly, based on your certainty, you can provide us with evidence – right?
You’re probably someone who should never ever use words like “critical thinker,” “intelligence,” or “obvious” . . .
. . . unless it’s purely for the comedic effect?
. . . Just sayin’, Sarge.
You never had evidence of fraud, sgt. Microdick!
The obvious election fraud apparently escaped:
* election workers at the polls and in the counting rooms — and most places, the workers are balanced between Democrats, Republicans and "others." I'd think that if there was SOME evidence, someone working the election would have seen it.
* the election officers elected or appointed in EVERY district. While a few (very few) said there could have been some problem, even they could not come up with enough of a story to convince a judge. Many states conducted various sorts of audits, and changes resulting from those audits were minimal.
* the Trump-appointed individuals scattered through the Dept. of Justice and the cybersecurity group in the Defense Department.
* Judges, nominated by Democratic and Republican Presidents or Governors, In 62 of 63 cases, the initial complaint, the motions, or the evidence offered by those claiming problems with the election were considered flawed — sometimes excessively so. In at least a couple of jurisdictions, the claims were so bad the lawyers offering them are up for disciplinary actions.
* Congress — in the January 6 sessions, there was NO evidence of election problems. The biggest claim was "vote against certification so we can investigate more."
* Congress, again. Surely, in the 9 months since the election, someone ought to have found a credible allegation to feature. If there were, there are media outlets that would jump on it and blow up the story to full scandal status. And yet, in several sets of committee hearings, there has been not a story of election tampering beyond the actions CAUGHT by existing processes and referred to local prosecutors.
Asserting things don't make them so. Drop back in when you have a coherent example of election tactics which have held up to critical scrutiny.
As one who took the oath many times over 20+ years in the Air Force to support and defend the U.S. Constitution against ALL enemies foreign and DOMESTIC, I proudly, unequivocally, and unapologetically salute U.S. Representative Lauren Boebert, as well as U.S. Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaitz, and other honorable and brave patriots in Congress who put America and Americans first, as opposed to the self-serving, globalist, despicable ilk we see by democraps in the Democrat party and the repugnantcans (RINOs) in the Republican party. I look forward to personally congratulating both Reps Boebert and Greene this Friday in Colorado Springs at the Lincoln Day Dinner. May God Bless them all and God Bless America!
For National Sovereignty and America First
"I see nothing!"
What, Loren (Ron) Hanks is chopped liver to you? What does he have to do to pause your roving eye, Saggy Maggy? Wear stilettos with that Glock?
Ya gonna knock on some EPCO doorrs and intimidate some voters into lying about voting for Trump so you can claim fraud? Looks like your planned canvass turned into another unsuccessful petition drive…
Sgt: I'm a near life long registered Republican since I became old enough to vote, and proud to vote for Richard Nixon in 1972 (I was a registered Dem two years in the 1980s as a reaction to the religious fool James Watt as Interior Secretary).
Boebert, Greene, Gaetz are not putting America first. They put themselves first; like their mentor, Trump; in fleecing the marks out of their hard earned dollars.
Which "god" are you referring to? The Hindus have millions of "gods" in their pantheon. The US Constitution makes no mention of any "god."
I think you are giving far too much credence to Sgt Microdick, CHB.
His brain is even smaller than his withered penis.
Someone got their Trump talking points down! Seargeant America, you have done nothing but further discredit your sad, treasonous “movement” based entirely on easily refuted lies, with your grandstanding, ultimately empty lie-binge here. You are awarded nothing, and you’ve accomplished even less.
Go easy on Seargeant Schultz. He sees dead people. He just can't accept that the dead people he sees somehow voted for Trump AFTER they died.