Mark Meadows Is The Gift That Keeps On Giving To Jack Smith
When the history of Donald Trump's downfall is written it will contain quite a chapter on his former chief of staff Mark Meadows.
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Mark Meadows Knew That Trump’s Stolen Election Claims Were Nonsense
One of the big elements of why Donald Trump keeps getting criminally indicted is that not only does he commit crimes (allegedly), but he also loves to talk to people and get help committing crimes (allegedly).
In a text message that has been scrutinized by federal prosecutors, Meadows wrote to a White House lawyer that his son, Atlanta-area attorney Blake Meadows, had been probing possible fraud and had found only a handful of possible votes cast in dead voters’ names, far short of what Trump was alleging. The lawyer teasingly responded that perhaps Meadows’s son could locate the thousands of votes Trump would need to win the election. The text was described by multiple people familiar with the exchange.
The jocular text message, which has not been previously reported, is one of many exchanges from the time in which Trump aides and other Republican officials expressed deep skepticism or even openly mocked the election claims being made publicly by Trump, according to people familiar with the investigation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the criminal investigation.
The Meadows texts have been floating around since the 1/6 Committee’s work, so the texts themselves aren’t the meat of the story.
The problem is what the text shows about what was going on behind closed doors at the White House, and what Trump was saying publicly.
That area of difference is where the next Trump criminal indictment may take up residence, as we will discuss below.
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