February 2, 2023

CNN exclusive: ‘We control everyone’: Donald Trump Jr. texted Meadows a detailed plan to change the 2020 election.

In an previously unannounced speech, Donald Trump Jr. cited CNN’s review of ideas to keep his father in power by disrupting the electoral college process. This text is in the records obtained by the House Select Committee on January 6, 2021.

“It’s very simple,” Trump Jr. texted Meadows on November 5, then said in the same note: “We have many paths, and we control all of them.”

In a statement to CNN, Trump Jr.’s lawyer, Alan S. Futurfas said, “After the election, Dan received a lot of messages from supporters and others. Given the date, this message may have been leaked from someone else.”

The November 5 text message outlines a strategy similar to what the former president’s allies have been trying to implement in the coming months. Trump Jr. makes a specific reference to the filing of lawsuits and the fact that some swing states support recounts to prevent them from certifying their results, as well as a few Republican state houses presenting fake “Trump voter” slats.

If all else fails, GOP lawmakers in Congress may vote for Trump to run for president again on Jan. 6, according to Trump Jr.’s speech.

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Trump Jr.’s text reveals several levels. It shows just months before the January 6 uprising – and before all the votes were counted – how those closest to the former president exchanged ideas on how to change the election. Leading news organizations have two more days to announce Joe Biden as the winner on November 7th.

This text adds evidence of how actively Trump’s inner circle has been involved in debating how to challenge the election results.

On March 28, Judge David Carter, a federal judge in California, and Trump, along with conservative lawyer John Eastman, launched an “unprecedented” campaign to thwart the democratic election, calling it a “conspiracy to seek a legal principle.”

Meadows’ lawyer George Dervilliger declined to comment on the story. A spokesman for the House Select Committee declined to comment.

Predicts Trump campaign strategy

In the weeks leading up to the 2020 election, Trump and his allies eventually filed more than 60 failed lawsuits in key states, failing to convince the courts that his claims about the stolen election were justified or uncovering any evidence of widespread voter fraud.

They also called for various reunions based on the same unsubstantiated voter fraud claims. Several states held reunions in the months leading up to the election, although none of them revealed any significant fraud to the extent of altering the outcome of the vote.

While Trump Jr. has publicly put forward various voter fraud conspiracy theories and raised general doubts about the outcome in states such as Pennsylvania and Georgia, his speech to Meadows reveals that they were personally discussed.

In particular, Trump Jr. is previewing a strategy to change the real electorate With fake Republican voters In a few states. The plan was eventually planned and implemented by the former president’s allies Supervised by his then-lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

In his speech to Trump Jr. Meadows, he identifies two key dates in December, which serve as the deadline for states to certify their election results and force Congress to approve them. Although dates are often formal, Trump Jr. in his speech cites weaknesses that can be exploited by casting doubt on the legitimacy of the election results.

Trump is looking for voters

Trump Jr.’s speech to Meadows on November 5 came as similar sentiments about distrustful voters began to spread publicly on conservative social media. Just minutes after Conservative radio presenter Mark Levine tweeted a similar comment and suggested that state legislatures make the final decision on voters, Trump Jr. sent a speech to Meadows at 12:51 p.m.

In his speech to Meadows, Trump Jr. argues that if state secretaries are unable to certify the results, Republican-controlled state assemblies should favor themselves by presenting separate slates of “step” and “Trump voters.” .

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“Republicans control Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, North Carolina, and we’re getting Trump voters,” Trump Jr. added.

However, Trump Jr.’s speech refers to the untested legal principle that government houses have the ultimate power in elections and can interfere to present a different electorate than those elected by the electorate, which is in fact a ceremonial process. And the result is basically a foregone conclusion.

Judiciary and House Committee Both are investigating the fake voters conspiracy What happened on January 6 and in the background of Trump’s widespread attempt to overthrow the election.
The strategy devised by Trump Jr. is similar to that outlined by former Texas governor and Trump energy secretary Rick Perry. Texted to Meadows on November 4th Three state legislatures are ignoring the will of their constituents and recommending that their state electorate give in to Trump.
On Jan. 6, the committee saps up individuals tied to fake voter push

“Here’s an aggressive (sic) tactic: GA NC PENN and other R-controlled state governments can send their own voters to the BS (where it is not called conflicts and elections) (that night) to vote. Go to SCOTUS,” Perry’s text message read. .

Perry’s spokesman told CNN at the time that the former energy secretary was not the author of the speech. However, many who knew Rick Perry confirmed before CNN that the group’s contact phone number was Berry’s number.

‘We control everything’

Trump also told Jr. Meadows that if for some reason he fails to get enough electoral votes to reach a decision in favor of Trump using a state-based strategy, Congress could intervene on January 6 and thwart the will of the electorate.

That option, according to Trump Jr.’s speech, involves a situation where there are not enough electoral votes to declare Biden or Trump the winner, which prompts the House of Representatives state party representatives to vote, with one vote for each state.

“Republicans control 28 states, Democrats control 22 states,” Trump Jr. said. Once again Trump wins.

“We have a vote, we will control, we will win or it will be kicked to Congress on January 6, 2021,” he writes to Meadows.

Committee receives January 6 emails that former Trump lawyer John Eastman tried to keep secret
In a series of notes in early January, Conservative lawyer John Eastman Proposed a variation of that idea.

Eastman’s note laid out a six-step plan for Vice President Mike Pence to thwart the election for Trump, in which he threw out the results of alleged voters in seven states. In fact, no state has actually put forward an alternative voter list – there were only Trump allies with no authority to be voters.

Chapped by the House Select Committee, Eastman struggles to keep some of his records secret from investigators, accusing Carter of conspiring with Trump to sabotage the election.

“Dr. Eastman has an impeccable record as a lawyer and respectfully disagrees with the judge’s findings,” said his lawyer, Charles Burnham, who responded to the judge’s verdict.

Trump Jr. incites Meadows to uproot and establish a confidant in the FBI

Trump Jr. concludes his November 5 speech Invitation to the cult of employee movements To establish his father’s control over the government by employing believers in important jobs and to begin investigations into the Biden family.

He referred to FBI Director Christopher Ray and White House Corona virus adviser Anthony Fassi as “Fire Wray; Fire Fauci.” Trump Jr. is proposing to make Rick Grenell, the former executive director of the National Intelligence Service, the interim head of the FBI, and then-Attorney General Bill Barr to “select the Special Advocate for the Hard Drive from Helpedon Criminal Family.”

As Trump refused to agree in the days and weeks after the 2020 election, rumors spread that he, along with many others, were considering removing Ray. Other high officials With whom he was frustrated.
He denies the Trump administration's' electoral defeat as' dictatorial '
Trump and his allies Harshly criticized Ray for failing to produce information that they said would harm the political opponents of the president, including Biden. CNN previously reported that the possibility of Trump firing on Ray hung on the FBI in the weeks leading up to Election Day.

While Wray was in office, Barr resigned in mid-December 2020 without naming a special prosecutor to investigate Fiden, and Trump Jr.’s speech immediately after the election underscores how dangerous the DOJ’s situation is.

This applies not only to the lack of the usual qualifications to lead the FBI, but also to Trump Jr.’s suggestion that Meadows replace Grennel, who has a track record of proving the former president’s auction.

After Trump’s controversial three months as head of Intel, the Grenells hit the campaign trail in late 2020, helping to promote Trump’s widespread unsubstantiated voter fraud claims and support his legal challenges in a major swing: Nevada.

Grenell split from the Democrats when he left the top intelligence service

On Nov. 5, Biden took a slim lead over Trump in Nevada, but was poised to win the state’s six election votes. On the same day, Grenell and Trump campaign officials announced they would file a new lawsuit to “stop counting illegal votes,” but provided no evidence to support their claims of widespread fraud.

CNN’s Tara Subramaniam contributed to the report.