Meadows burned papers after meeting with Scott Perry, Jan. 6 panel told
[ Editor’s Note: We are at the point of having to ponder changing the names we use for our Congressional representations. I am referring to some qualifying terms and warnings about danger for public safety.
One of these could be Congressional/Political Grifter, something that does not break a statute requiring charges, but would give a public notice.
Citizens/voters, who love grifters would not be prevented from supporting them unless some kind of threshold were broken. A good example is this story, when Trump tried s quick fix rigging of the election by getting Jeffrey Clark as the top guy to rule that there were significant ‘irregularities’ with the state elections.
That would have waved the green flag that it was OK for them to throw the election results out via a real stealing by having Republican controlled legislatures appoint who the president would be.
For anyone claiming that this is a crazy theory of mine, I must remind them that the Trumper Repubs have publicly stated that they will win the 2024 presidential election ‘one way or another’. These are not cloak and dagger people, but the ‘in your face’ kind.
The gall of course was not a drunk bragging, but hanging that out there for the Trump base to grab onto, to keep them in the fundraising loop and active politically.
Part two of the plan seems to include hope for those facing potential indictment for helping Trump steal the election, so they can get pardons after he is re-elected, despite his having turned America into a Banana Republic.
I have tried to kindle the use of the term ‘Banana Republicans,’ as fits this situation perfectly, but alas it has not gone viral, yet. I will keep hoping… Jim W. Dean ]
First published May 29, 2022
Then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows burned papers in his office after meeting with a House Republican who was working to challenge the 2020 election, according to testimony the Jan. 6 select committee has heard from one of his former aides.
…Before the 2020 election, Perry — who represents the Harrisburg, Pa. region — had a relatively low national profile. But testimony and documents obtained by congressional investigators show he was the first person to connect Trump with Jeffrey Clark, a top Justice Department official who sympathized with the then-president’s efforts to overturn his loss to Joe Biden.
Senior Trump DOJ officials have testified that the former president came close to appointing Clark as acting attorney general in order to use the department’s extraordinary powers to sow doubt about the election results and urge state legislatures to consider overriding Biden’s victory.
Perry, now chair of the pro-Trump House Freedom Caucus, spent weeks pressing Meadows to implement the plan.
…The select committee has also revealed that Meadows and Perry took steps to conceal some of their communications after the election.