If there’s one thing former President Donald Trump knows very well, it’s that the Justice Department has a hard-and-fast policy against a sitting President. He heard it hundreds of times during the Mueller investigation from every television attorney in the country, as well as his own, including the White House. And although the Mueller report established several possible obstruction of justice counts that are clearly intended to be triggered once Trump was out of office, nothing ever happened. It’s pretty clear that Trump sees the presidency as a “get-out-of-jail-free” card. He could probably use one right now.
On Tuesday, the grand jury convened by the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office issued a series of subpoenas for Trump’s Kracken election team to testify about the Trump campaign’s by-election pressures. Jenna Ellis, Cleta Mitchel, Jacki Pick Deason and Kenneth Chesbro were called along with Senator Lindsey Graham.
You’ll recall Giuliani testifying at a post-election hearing where he claimed he had evidence that Georgia election workers pulled suitcases full of ballots from under a table on Pad Biden’s vote count, a charge that is being investigated and was completely refuted by Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. That didn’t stop Giuliani and others, including Trump, from lying, leading to death threats against the poll workers who targeted her with her fake story, Ruby Freeman and her daughter Shaye Moss, both of whom testified movingly before the Jan. 6 committee. To date, Giuliani has never retracted his claims.
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It’s pretty clear that Trump understands the presidency to be a “Get Out of Haft Free” card.
John Eastman, the constitutional scholar most responsible for the conspiracy to single-handedly deny Mike Pence the Electoral College votes on Jan. 6, also appeared at a hearing and told Georgia officials they had the power to simply draft new voters for Appointing Donald Trump, Of course that’s insane. Ellis wrote several memos that continued the same rationale, and she and Deason spoke at the same hearing. Chesbro is said to have worked with a local GOP chairman to trick fake voters into secretly meeting in the state capital. Last but not least, Senator Graham called Geogia’s secretary of state twice to see if there wasn’t a way they could cast absentee votes for Biden.
Trump himself was not subpoenaed, but since Raffensperger has reportedly already testified and may have instituted Trump’s audio recording to get him to force him to find another vote when he had to get the election going, is it maybe unnecessary. There is plenty of evidence of his attempts to heavily defraud Georgia officials without hearing a word from him.
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These subpoenas are being reported in the final days of the Justice Department, where John Eastman and former DOJ officer Jeffrey Clark and various GOP activists and officials across the country who were involved in the spoofed voter scheme last days by a flood of activities that have been involved in the last days. served with federal subpoenas.
The bogus voting scheme is of particular interest to the Feds for the simple reason that there is a paper trail showing that Wisconsin, Nevada Georgia, Arizona and Michigan signed certificates claiming they were the “duly appointed voter” of states. (In two other states, someone had the existence of language indicating that those votes would only be counted if the courts found the original count was invalid.) According to various legal observers, these false testimonies could easily lead to charges of indictment. cheated the United States.
They tried to cast fraudulent votes in the electoral college. It is truly the most egregious example of voter fraud in US history. The irony of it is so thick that you can only cut through it with a chainsaw.
It is truly the most egregious example of voter fraud in US history.
In the meantime, we’ve been cooking up news every week for the January 6 Committee with more evidence for Trump and his henchmen organizing the White House attempt. The latest hearing, featuring testimony from Cassidy Hutchinson, a former assistant to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, showed Trump was aware of the potential for violence on January 6 and even knew there were armed people in the crowd when he she ripped everything up and told them to go to the Capitol. Trump was particularly disturbed by this testimony and has since been involved in a hysterical character assassination as he post insults for insulting his truth on social media day after day.
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All of this comes to a head, with reports that big donors are spending heavily on some of his potential nomination competitors smelling blood in the water, Trump and his people have the floor that he may be planning to announce his candidacy for 2024 before the means, maybe every day now. He may want to crush these budding candidatures, and there’s good reason he wants the money to flow away from such switchovers as Ron DeSantis, who is almost certainly preparing an offer. According to the New York Times, Republican officials are ambivalent about this early announcement because they don’t want to let up on his bogus voter fraud and give Democrats a chance to use Trump as a foil during the midterm elections.
But Trump doesn’t care. His personal needs are far more pressing. The Guardian reports that “Trump has reportedly told advisers that it would allow him to strengthen his argument that other criminal investigations into him in New York and Georgia are politically motivated.”
It is also possible that he considers it in advance. He would certainly make hay out of it if they tried. The sooner he announces, the more certain he thinks he will be. Unfortunately, he may be right.
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