According to phone records the House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 Capitol insurrection has in its possession, it seems that Donald Trump Jr., son of failed, one-term former president Donald Trump, was involved in a conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election with the help of longtime Trump confidant/convicted felon Roger Stone.
That’s one of the explosive revelations from a new book written by former GOP congressman Denver Riggleman entitled The Breach.
The Guardian received an advance copy of the book, which will be published on Tuesday, September 27, and reports:
Stone was one of more than 20 “high-priority targets” but the panel faced an uphill battle identifying his contacts after he refused to voluntarily allow the select committee to obtain his call detail records, forcing investigators to work backwards through associates, the book says.
The select committee was able to construct a detailed map of Stone’s contacts after obtaining the call detail records of Kristin Davis, also known as the Manhattan Madam, who was with Stone at the Willard hotel in Washington DC on the day before and the day of the Capitol attack.
The number for Stone also connected to a number of prominent Republicans that the January 6 committee believes played different roles in Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election results, including the Texas attorney general, Ken Paxton, and Arthur Schwartz, an aide to Donald Trump Jr, Trump’s eldest son.
So an aide to Don Jr. was allegedly in contact with Roger Stone as the latter attempted to plan events on Jan. 6 that would result in Congress refusing to certify the 2020 electoral votes and instead sending the election back to the states long enough for alternate electors to be appointed who would cast their ballots for Trump instead of Biden, despite what voters had told them to do. That is the very definition of a soft coup, and it almost happened.
But the larger implication is that the ex-president’s son was intimately involved in efforts to illegally steal an election for his father, meaning he has serious legal liability at the federal level.
The book also has serious implications for the former president, who is already facing charges in Georgia, New York, and in federal court for his hoarding of classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago resort.
The good news for Donald and his son is that they might be able to request they serve their time at the same federal penitentiary.