Blog Post Date: Jan 22nd, 2021
Blog Post Last Update: Jan 26th, 2021
DC National Guard commander had his authority restricted ahead of the riot. Why?
Breaking WaPo: The commander of the D.C. National Guard said the Pentagon restricted his authority ahead of the riot at the U.S. Capitol, requiring higher level sign-off to respond that cost time as the events that day spiraled out of control. https://t.co/y5ueJyeuoH— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 26, 2021
Maj. Gen. William Walker, the commander of the DC National Guard, had his authority restricted by the Pentagon just ahead of the riot at the US Capitol, requiring higher level sign-off to respond and causing a huge delay in the arrival of reinforcements. https://t.co/2wv6Tc7ZvO— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) January 26, 2021
Maj. Gen. William J. Walker, the commanding general of the District of Columbia National Guard, said the Pentagon essentially took that power and other authorities away from him ahead of a pro-Trump protest on Jan. 6. https://t.co/lieEAxCWnu— Julia Davis (@JuliaDavisNews) January 26, 2021
Is Trump now trying to intimidate Senators so that they don't vote for impeachment?
In last 24 hours, after floating through a few folks that he was considering creating a third-party as a way to keep Senate Rs in line ahead of impeachment, Trump has been talked out of that and is making clear to people he isn't pursuing it, per ppl familiar w his thinking.— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 24, 2021
“Trump has told people that the third-party threat gives him leverage to prevent Republican senators from voting to convict him during the Senate impeachment trial.” Only convicting and disqualifying Trump will cut that plan off at the knees.https://t.co/2iqVIECAHl— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) January 24, 2021
“Trump has told people the third-party threat gives him leverage to prevent Republican senators from voting to convict him during the Senate impeachment trial.”— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) January 24, 2021
Wouldn’t an attempt corruptly to influence senators’ verdict itself be grounds for conviction? https://t.co/9OGRxPFesT
Trump jumps into a divisive battle over the Republican Party — with a threat to start a "MAGA Party" https://t.co/SBSttLUmQZ— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 24, 2021
Democrats want to investigate the Trump pressure campaign on DOJ Officials
BREAKING NEWS— TheSadTruth💙 (@ReportsDaNews) January 23, 2021
CHUCK SCHUMER calls for DOJ Inspector General to investigate NY TIMES report of TRUMP plan to replace AG to overturn the election.
Schumer says this report will be used in Senate Trial.
Senate Judiciary chair @SenatorDurbin let DOJ know that he's investigating Trump's pressure campaign on department officials and it should preserve all relevant documents/emails/texts etchttps://t.co/Z6jeW0NNT8— Katie Benner (@ktbenner) January 24, 2021
Trump wanted the help of SCOTUS to overturn the 2020 elections
Breaking via WSJ: Former President Trump pushed the Justice Department in his final weeks in office to ask the Supreme Court to subvert Biden’s win — a move that failed after pushback from his own appointees.— Hugo Lowell (@hugolowell) January 24, 2021
Breaking WSJ adds to NYT: Before leaving office, Trump pushed the Justice Department to ask the Supreme Court to overturn Biden's election win, people familiar with the matter said. https://t.co/iVZsKtAHXF— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 24, 2021
NEW: Trump also pushed DOJ to ask the Supreme Court to invalidate Biden’s win, but his own appointees refused to file what they viewed as a legally baseless lawsuit. An outside lawyer working for Trump even drafted a brief for DOJ to file. w/ @JessBravin https://t.co/gNq4QVTSYZ— Sadie Gurman (@sgurman) January 24, 2021
🚨SEDITION: after top DOJ officials threatened to quit in protest of Trump’s plot to oust Acting AG Rosen, Trump pushed @TheJusticeDept to ask the SCOTUS to invalidate @POTUS Biden’s victory.— Dena Grayson, MD, PhD (@DrDenaGrayson) January 24, 2021
Yet another attempt by Trump to overturn the election.🤬https://t.co/KdSN4vbO9m
Trump pressured DOJ to file a baseless lawsuit in SCOTUS—top DOJ officials, including Bill Barr, refused.— Dena Grayson, MD, PhD (@DrDenaGrayson) January 24, 2021
Trump also plotted with Jeffrey Clark—acting head of DOJ’s civil division—to replace Acting AG Barr and use DOJ’s power to push #Georgia to overturn the election results.🤬 https://t.co/W8ZBKcKPZO
Did GOP Rep. Scott Perry plot with DOJ lawyer Jeffrey Bossert Clark and Trump to overturn the 2020 elections?
This should make impeachment a slam dunk. Any senator that doesn't impeach is a traitor
Note: Trump's campaign also paid $2.7 million to the organizers of the Capitol protests / riots to prevent Biden's certification by Congress
Breaking NYT: Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Scott Perry played a significant role in the crisis that played out at the Justice Department this month, when Trump considered firing the acting attorney general in his efforts to overturn the election results. https://t.co/VIcTJI0kAP— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 24, 2021
The Congressman who helped Jeff Clark devise the plan to interject the DOJ into the Georgia election results, setting off a DOJ crisis, was PA Rep Scott Perry. w @CatieEdmondson https://t.co/Z6bpRpftex— Katie Benner (@ktbenner) January 24, 2021
Those who stormed the Capitol used violence to try to overturn a free and fair election. Russians today protested peacefully for the right to have a free and fair election and other universal rights. The differences could not be more stark. https://t.co/3mfhJDjL9i— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) January 23, 2021
Evidence growing of how the deposed President secretly schemed from the White House to destroy our sacred American democracy.— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) January 23, 2021
Trump planned multiple coups to end American democracy. https://t.co/6XedwmehP1— Bill Pascrell, Jr. (@BillPascrell) January 23, 2021
SCOOP: The acting head of DOJ's civil division spoke with Trump about a plan to stop the steal; and then told Acting AG Rosen that he was gonna be replaced in order for the plan to be implemented. And then DOJ senior leaders said they would quit en massehttps://t.co/PYKdMoutm5— Katie Benner (@ktbenner) January 23, 2021
Don't know what to say. I guess there was, I dunno, an almost-coup at DOJ so that this man no one really knew outside of the department could send a letter to Georgia politicians to stop the stealhttps://t.co/PYKdMoutm5— Katie Benner (@ktbenner) January 23, 2021
A Justice Department official familiar with the events confirms this NYT reporting to NBC's Pete Williams: https://t.co/iSsu7EeBsg— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) January 23, 2021
To recap, Donald Trump:— S.V. Dáte (@svdate) January 23, 2021
- Tried to extort a foreign leader into smearing his opponent.
- Tried to sabotage the postal service to hurt his opponent.
- After losing anyway, tried a coup through the DOJ.
- When that failed, encouraged a violent coup against Congress.
Read what Jeffrey Clark and the former President conspired to do.— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) January 23, 2021
It’s a crime under 18 USC § 595 for a federal employee to use “his official authority for the purpose of interfering with, or affecting, the nomination or the election of any candidate for the office of President” https://t.co/Qv0WnrLGAs
BREAKING NEWS: "DOJ's leaders listened in stunned silence: One of their peers, they were told, had devised a plan with President Trump to oust acting AG Jeffrey Rosen and wield DOJ's power to force Georgia lawmakers to overturn its 2020 election results." https://t.co/D4GWV4bDsR— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) January 23, 2021
A vote to acquit Trump at his second impeachment trial is a vote for him to be the GOP candidate for president in 2024 and every GOP senator knows it.— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) January 23, 2021
Either the Senate disqualifies Trump from holding office in February, or he gets another swing at destroying American democracy.
When Barr left Dec. 23, I said I was alarmed about Trump and DOJ, and I wasn’t confident Rosen would stand up to illegal efforts by Trump. Rosen did, and deserves credit for doing so. But what Trump tried to have DOJ do was worse than anything Nixon tried. https://t.co/hkeN8g3P7U— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) January 23, 2021
The man who, until recently, was leading DOJ's Environment and Natural Resources Division plotted to overthrow the election with Trump.— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 23, 2021
When you read about how Hitler failed at his first attempt to overthrow the government on November 8, 1923, being tried for treason and briefly imprisoned, yet within 8 years had succeeded, then you see how important it is to convict trump and ban him from future federal office!— Rev John H Moore (@RevJohnHMoore1) January 22, 2021
Federalist Society now possibly tied to failed Trump coup?
Two current or former chairs of Federalist Society practice groups were intimately involved in Trump’s failed coup: John Eastman and, we now know, Jeffrey Clark. https://t.co/CvipFOJcHf— Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) January 23, 2021
In 2012, Jeffrey Clark—the Justice Department official who hatched a plan to facilitate Trump’s coup—was CHAIR of the Federalist Society’s Environmental Law and Property Rights Practice Group. He was also involved in at least two other Federalist Society working groups. https://t.co/tT5Tzsq3I9 pic.twitter.com/zcTGbK04w5— Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) January 23, 2021
The federalist society is a radical extremist group that has masterminded packing the courts with rightwing political hacks to rig elections for republicans. Its leaders are now openly trying to institute fascism. https://t.co/XYvSZk0QZG— Bill Pascrell, Jr. (@BillPascrell) January 23, 2021
DOJ Lawyer is Jeffrey Bossert Clark
Douchebag Bossert was also the one who helped Trump in his rape lawsuit against E. Jean Carroll
Hey all. Video is embedded in the attached @RawStory piece: Congress should immediately subpoena Trump lawyer involved in DOJ coup scheme: Ex-prosecutor - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism https://t.co/a9k41pL8uT— Glenn Kirschner (@glennkirschner2) January 24, 2021
Jeffrey Clark, the former head of the civil division at the Justice Department who conspired with Trump to subvert Georgia’s election result, is “radioactive” and faces career repercussions, Bloomberg reports.— Hugo Lowell (@hugolowell) January 23, 2021
Allow me to introduce you to Jeffrey Bossert Clark. This is the DOJ attorney who is reported to have assisted Trump's efforts at stealing the election & subverting our democracy. I am not optimistic about his future. pic.twitter.com/tGIz1qKNPk— Richard Signorelli (@richsignorelli) January 23, 2021
This is the chump who filed the DOJ case against me, saying it was the President's job to slander women.— E. Jean Carroll (@ejeancarroll) January 23, 2021
The Trump Presidency was corrupt right down to the core of its spleen. https://t.co/85uMrlNOwN
It is worth noting that Jeffrey Bossert Clark signed his name on the DOJ's motion to swap Trump's name for the Dept. in @ejeancarroll's defamation case on his first day on the job as Civil Division's head.— Etienne Guerin (@GuerinEtienne1) January 23, 2021
ON HIS FIRST DAY ON THE JOB.
Earlier today, the Senate confirmed two new senior DOJ officials — Eric Dreiband, who will lead the Civil Rights Division, and Jeffrey Bossert Clerk, who will lead the Environment & Natural Resources Division. Here's what AG Sessions had to say about it (he's pleased): pic.twitter.com/NPCgbLnf4P— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) October 11, 2018
The House of Representatives should subpoena former Assistant Attorney General Clark to testify, along with the officials who threatened to resign.— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) January 23, 2021
We deserve to know exactly what Trump tried to do to overturn our election *before* the Senate votes in Trump’s impeachment trial. https://t.co/URZT4BlkXj
GOP Rep. Scott Perry (already in trouble with the PA State AG)
Representative Perry ought to familiarize himself with Section 3 of the 14th Amendment of our Constitution.— Josh Shapiro (@JoshShapiroPA) January 24, 2021
There must be consequences for this conduct.https://t.co/09boH490Pv
2) Scott Perry is the congressman infamously suggested ISIS was connected to Vegas mass shooting. never showed any evidence, and even wouldn’t back down from claim 9 month later. Can’t make this stuff up.— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) January 24, 2021
➡️Scott Perry is the Steve King of Pennsylvania. https://t.co/cPe4MhbGYt
Trump had also urged the GA Sec of state to overturn the election results
Trump asked the GA Sec of state to find 11,780 votes to help him steal the election in GA. It is all on tape here
All living ex-Defense secretaries were worried that Trump had some crazy plans!
Every American should listen to the President attempting to intimidate and blackmail a state official into falsifying election results so he can win:pic.twitter.com/kGJyac5z0n— Steve Vladeck (@steve_vladeck) January 3, 2021
A recording in which President #DonaldTrump cajoled and threatened the top Georgia election official to overturn his defeat in that state to Democrat #JoeBiden is sending shockwaves across Washington https://t.co/dKYXCHDUsP— AFP News Agency (@AFP) January 3, 2021
Every living former defense secretary, including Cheney and Trump's two ex-Pentagon chiefs Mattis and Esper: "Efforts to involve the U.S. armed forces in resolving election disputes would take us into dangerous, unlawful and unconstitutional territory." https://t.co/4tvyhxBsHw— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) January 3, 2021
Senator Graham had also urged the GA Sec of state to overturn the election results
As we learn that Trump was planning a coup at DOJ to overturn the election in Georgia, maybe we should revisit this story? https://t.co/6t6dAc7OeQ— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) January 23, 2021
Did Trump campaign divert $2.7 million to the Capitol Invasion organizers?
Stories breaking today (22nd) seem to indicate that it is the case
Just in time for the impeachment. A slam dunk case. Only a traitor that hates America and our democracy would not vote to impeach Trump, if this evidence is conclusive.
Pretty stunning quotes in here from Ezra Cohen-Watnick, a friend of Trump family associates, about the president’s role in the mob riot on the Capitol. https://t.co/KRKl1GoT12— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 22, 2021
The Trump campaign paid more than $2.7 million to individuals and firms that organized the Jan. 6 rally that led to violent rioters storming the U.S. Capitol, according to the Center for Responsive Politics https://t.co/dF0M9hXqea via @bpolitics— Jane Mayer (@JaneMayerNYer) January 22, 2021
Eight paid Trump campaign officials were named on the permit issued by the National Park Service for the 1/6 rally, including Maggie Mulvaney, the niece of Mick Mulvaney, Trump’s ex chief of staff. She was paid $138,000 by the campaign through 11/23.https://t.co/5QAci8tSLg— Susan Glasser (@sbg1) January 22, 2021
Trump’s campaign paid more than $2.7 million to individuals and firms that organized the Jan. 6 rally that led to violent rioters storming the Capitol. https://t.co/jvuZzCuWgP— Tim O'Brien (@TimOBrien) January 22, 2021
BREAKING: Trump’s campaign paid organizers of pre-riot rally $2.7 million—Bloomberg. Arrest everyone involved.— Scott Dworkin (@funder) January 22, 2021
NEW: former President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign disclosed paying people & firms behind the January 6 rally before rioters stored the US Capitol *OVER $2.7 MILLION*—but secretive shell companies & "dark money" hide details of Trump ties to those protests https://t.co/ABgwnBvo0S pic.twitter.com/NZ3LVSzsVg— Anna Massoglia (@annalecta) January 22, 2021