MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough called on attorney general Merrick Garland to start prosecuting Donald Trump’s allies who tried to overthrow the government — including the wife of a Supreme Court justice.
A newly revealed series of text messages shows Ginni Thomas and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows plotting to overturn Trump’s election loss, and even if those communications don’t directly implicate the twice-impeached former president, the “Morning Joe” host said his corrupt fingerprints were all over the plot.
“What we have learned is justice will not be served when it comes to Donald Trump,” Scarborough said. “It just won’t, I don’t know why. I don’t know why the Justice Department won’t walk through that door and hold them accountable. I don’t know what happened in Manhattan. I sure know the prosecutors — we didn’t report about this because, well, we have a war going on and we are on the verge of World War III, but you have a prosecutor that quit the case in Manhattan, because we said this, Donald Trump is guilty of multiple crimes. Donald Trump hyper-inflated the value of his assets his entire life. He lied to banks about it. It’s the testimony, he lied to everybody about it. It’s long been the opinion of everybody that has ever known him or been around him, and seems the facts bear that out, and the prosecutor thought that, but guess what, once again Donald Trump escapes justice.”
“If you are reading this story and thinking justice will be served against these people that tried to overthrow the democracy, and we found out the Justice Department is not interested in doing that,” he continued. “We found out Merrick Garland is not interested in serving up justice because somebody somewhere might think, ‘Oh, my god, there’s a political angle to this.’ Are you kidding me? This after that guy on the screen right now spent four years trying to break down the wall between the White House and the Justice Department, the White House and the FBI, the White House and the intel services, and now we have an attorney general that won’t even bring charges when crimes are committed? We have a D.A. in Manhattan that won’t even bring charges when his own prosecutors who have been on this case a long time said he’s committed multiple crimes. It’s just not going to happen.”
“In this case, it’s just not going to happen either,” Scarborough said, “and that’s a very long prelude to say this, even if no charges are ever brought, even if there’s no disciplinary actions ever taken in this case, this [Bob] Woodward story and [Robert] Costa story, these texts, these exchanges serve as the most damning indictment against the Trump White House that we have seen so far, and Mark Meadows makes it very clear that he is going to use the shield of Jesus Christ — what a righteous man — to overturn American democracy, and prosecutors, I don’t know if intent still matters at the Justice Department, but if it does, he says in his text that the mission of his life will be overturning a fair and free democratic American election.”
“Let that sink in for a second, guys, gals,” Scarborough concluded. “Tell me where there’s intent there to subvert American democracy. Well, we know how this story is going to end. Everybody is going to walk. The bad guys always get away from the Trump administration, and they will here as well, and it’s just unfortunately the whole American belief that no man is above the law, that doesn’t apply to Donald Trump. We don’t know why, it just doesn’t. Again, this story in and of itself, these texts, they indict all of them as un-American, unpatriotic seditioners, end of story.”
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Trump’s DHS Chief Delayed and Altered Report on Russian Election Interference Because It ‘Made the President Look Bad’
Chad Wolf, Trump’s Acting Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) who was unlawfully installed, delayed and altered a federal government intelligence report on Russian interference in the 2020 presidential election because it “made the President look bad.”
A new Homeland Security Office of Inspector General report says Wolf for months delayed a report that was initially titled, “Russia Likely to Denigrate Health of US Candidates to Influence 2020 Electoral Dynamics.” It later was altered to “blunt” the focus of Russia’s attack on Democratic nominee Joe Biden by adding claims about China and Iran’s alleged attempts to denigrate then-President Donald Trump, who was running for re-election.
“A Tuesday report from DHS’s Office of Inspector General concluded that DHS’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) wrongly let politics interfere with the dissemination of the report, which documented a Russian disinformation campaign surrounding President Biden’s mental acuity,” The Hill reports.
“I&A employees during the review and clearance process changed the product’s scope by making changes that appear to be based in part on political considerations, potentially impacting I&A’s compliance with Intelligence Community policy,” OIG concluded in a report that found that “DHS did not adequately follow its internal processes.”
The Inspector General’s report says “the Acting Secretary [Wolf] asked the product be held because it made President Trump look bad and hurt President Trump’s campaign — the concept that Russia was denigrating candidate Biden would be used against President Trump.”
The Acting Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis “also told us he took contemporaneous notes of the meeting, a copy of which we obtained. The notes…read ‘AS1 – will hurt POTUS – kill it per his authorities.’”
The Office of Inspector General “concluded Wolf’s interference and other changes violated requirements that require intelligence products to be objective and independent of political consideration,” The Hill adds.
‘Smoking Gun’: Former US Attorney Labels Don Trump Jr’s Election Texts ‘Powerful Evidence’ of Fraud
Appearing on MSNBC’s “The Sunday Show” with host Jonathan Capehart, former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance made the case that Don Trump Jr’s texts about overturning the 2020 election results — coming just a few days after the public went to the polls — could end up being the “smoking gun” investigators are looking for.
Reacting to the CNN report that the oldest son of former president Donald Trump was pitching suggestions to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows on how to remain in power, Vance called the texts “powerful evidence” that could be used in a criminal indictment.
“Is this proverbial smoking gun, especially after the Ginni Thomas texts?” host Capehart asked.
“It feels like it could be a smoking gun,” Vance conceded. “This is two days after the election, the election result hasn’t been called yet, but Donald Trump Jr. is already acting on the assumption his father is going to lose the election and, of course, the entire predication that his father has for maintaining that everything he did after the election, up to and including the march on the Capitol, was legitimate was this notion that he had not legitimately lost the election.”
“So to the extent that this becomes a powerful piece of evidence that they were aware that they had lost, that they were aware it wasn’t fraud and they were going to have to come up with these alternate schemes, including fake slates of electors to get across the finish line, this really could be very powerful,” she added.
Ginni Thomas Demanded Republicans Go ‘Out in the Streets’ to Protest Election, Support Donald Trump
Virginia “Ginni” Thomas demanded Congressional Republicans take the fight to overturn the 2020 election to the streets after Donald Trump lost his re-election bid to Joe Biden.
Thomas, a veteran far-right activist and lobbyist, and spouse to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is under fire after multiple news organizations Thursday reported on 29 texts she exchanged with then-Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows demanding he work to overturn the election.
“Shortly after the 2020 election,” NBC News reports, Ginni Thomas “sent an email to an aide to a prominent House conservative saying she would have nothing to do with his group until his members go ‘out in the streets,’ a congressional source familiar with the exchange told NBC News.”
That email was sent to “an aide to incoming Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Banks, R-Ind.,” saying “that she was more aligned with the far-right House Freedom Caucus.”
“Just days later,” NBC adds, Texas GOP Congressman Louie Gohmert “appeared at a ‘Million MAGA March’ near the White House and told Trump supporters: ‘This was a cheated election and we can’t let it stand.’ He talked about ‘revolution.'”
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