…from MSNBC – video below
[ Editor’s Note: The timing of this news seems to put it in play now that the DoJ has the Bannon indictment hot potato sitting on Merrick Garland’s lap.
Bob Woodward has sources, like Seth Abramson, that have Trump calling the Willard Hotel war room after Mike Pence refused to commit to killing the certification of the electoral votes, so Donald got on the phone to Bannon to see how plan B was going.
The bill for the Willard Hotel war room insurrection expenses was in the $55,000 range and paid with Trump’s reelection committee funds.
What transpired on that call is assumed, with hindsight, to have Trump giving Bannon the go-ahead to bring the mob in to crash the Congress during the vote to stop the certification, and then try to get the needed elector votes from the Republican-controlled state houses to throw those Biden wins over to Trump, who would have the Congressional Republicans declare him the winner.
Woodward chips in with news from a past Republican attorney general about a federal criminal statute for anyone trying to subvert or stop a government process, where attempting such is a felony.
Trump and Bannon on a phone call choosing that route and authorizing its execution puts them both in the crosshairs of that felony statute.
We can see why the Trump gang will stop at nothing to rig the next election, as they are all smart enough to know their future freedom is in the hands of a presidential pardon from Trump in 2024.
There is nothing they will not do to succeed at that… Jim W. Dean ]
First aired on October 25, 2021
Robert Costa and Bob Woodward join Morning Joe to discuss new reports that prior to the January 6 insurrection, Trump lieutenants Rudy Giuliani, Steve Bannon and John Eastman were positioned in a Willard Hotel room with the goal of overturning the results of the 2020 election.