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Ted Cruz FINALLY Facing Disbarment For His Role In Attempting To Overturn The 2020 Election

Could the tide finally be turning? Could the members of Congress who took part in an insurrection and attempted coup after the 2020 presidential election be on the verge of having to pay a price for their actions?

Based on a report from The New York Times, the answer appears to be yes as a new ethics complaint filed against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) seeks to have him disbarred for the role he played in trying to keep Donald Trump in the White House.

The complaint against Mr. Cruz, filed by a group called the 65 Project, focuses on baseless assertions by Mr. Cruz about widespread voting fraud in the weeks between Election Day in 2020 and Jan. 6, 2021, as well as his participation in lawsuits protesting the results in Pennsylvania.

The complaint directly references the disbarment of Trump’s former personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani:

“Just as Mr. Giuliani has been disciplined for his conduct, so should Mr. Cruz.”

Mention is also made in the complaint to a case brought against “coup memo” author John Eastman, who also served as an attorney to Trump during his legal efforts to overturn the 2020 election:

“In many respects, the question of whether Mr. Cruz aided criminal or fraudulent efforts as already been answered affirmatively by a federal court.

“Mr. Cruz chose to offer his professional license to Mr. Trump’s arsenal during the latter’s assault on our democracy. He cannot be shielded from the consequences of that decision simply because, unlike Mr. Trump’s other attorneys, he happens to hold high public office. For the reasons set forth above, we respectfully request that the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel investigate Mr. Cruz’s conduct and impose appropriate discipline.”

The other role Cruz played in the attempt to keep President Joe Biden from being certified as the winner of the election was when he formally objected (along with Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley) to the electoral vote totals being counted during a joint session of Congress on January 6, 2021.

The House Select Committee on the Capitol insurrection may also present evidence of Cruz’s role in the riots which took place on that fateful day which left five people dead, including a criminal referral to the Justice Department if it can be proven that Cruz and other members of Congress violated federal law and their oaths of office. The panel will hold public hearings beginning in June.

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Bad News For Cruz: 1/6 Committee Is About To Release His Emails With ‘Coup Memo’ Attorney

There’s an expression you can find in the Bible that seems entirely applicable to what we’re learning each day about who was involved in the Capitol insurrection and accompanying attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election via illegal means:

“For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open.” (Luke: 8:17)

Yesterday we learned that on January 6, 2021, when the Capitol was attacked, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) sent the following text message to then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows:

“In our private chat with only Members, several are saying the only way to save our Republic is for Trump to call for Marshall (sic) law. I don’t know on those things. I just wanted you to tell him. They stole this election. We all know. They will destroy our country next. Please tell him to declassify as much as possible so we can go after Biden and anyone else!”

And now a court has ruled that emails between John Eastman (a.k.a. the “coup memo lawyer”) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) must be handed over to the House Select Committee.

The news was broken by attorney Tristan Snell on Twitter:

It’s believed that the Eastman-Cruz emails lay out the plan for how the coup would be accomplished via federal court rulings, including an ultimate appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, even though the high court made it clear by swatting down several election lawsuits that they wanted no part of such an enormous controversy. That’s exactly the opposite of what they did with the 2000 Bush-Gore election, which was decided by a 5-4 SCOTUS ruling.

In other words, the Eastman-Cruz communiques may well be the proverbial “smoking gun” which will connect the puzzle pieces and help explain exactly who played what role in the criminal conspiracy to ignore the will of the voters and install Trump for a second term in office.

Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe had this to say about the pending release of the emails:

All the dirty laundry is being laid our for the world to see. Now it’s time to start indicting these insurrectionists.

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Rick Perry Gets Fact-Checked For A Lie About The 2020 Election – By Rick Perry

Former Republican Texas governor and Trump White House energy secretary Rick Perry is being contradicted for a lie he told about his role in trying to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

Who fact-checked Perry and caught him lying? None other than Perry himself.

Perry has denied he played any role in the aftermath of the last election, saying he never sent any text messages to then-Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows with ideas on how to invalidate the election.

But a collection of over 2,000 text messages published by CNN on Monday proves that Perry was indeed a part of the plotting, remarking in a text to Meadows:

”We have the data driven program that can clearly show where the fraud was committed. This is the silver bullet. Pam Biondi has seen and agrees!! Rick Perry.”

Yeah, be sure and sign your name to an incriminating text message. That’s a great way to fly under the radar, huh, Rick?

Given the evidence, it appears that Perry was a major player in the coup plot hatched inside the Trump White House that would have led to a declaration of martial law and seizure of ballots from key states such as Georgia, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.

Or, as CNN’s Chris Cillizza noted shortly after the network published the text messages yesterday:

So, in order to now believe Rick Perry’s initial denials, you have to believe:

1. Someone got Perry’s phone without him knowing about it.

2. That same person texted Meadows repeatedly about ways to possibly overturn the election.

3. That person, ingeniously, signed the texts “Rick Perry.”

So, either you believe that or you believe that the texts from Rick Perry’s phone and signed “Rick Perry” were, in fact, from Rick Perry.

As the old saying goes, That dog won’t hunt. Perry is busted, plain and simple. And he’d better hope he has one hell of a good attorney.

Perry was also hit with major mockery for his stupidity on Twitter:

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Just Released Texts Show MT Greene Urged Trump To Declare ‘Marshall’ Law And ‘Go After’ Biden

 

A massive trove of text messages obtained by CNN show that Georgia GOP Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene was actively involved in trying to help pull off the post-election coup and even urged then-President Donald Trump to impose martial law and “go after” the winner, President Joe Biden.

The text — which was sent to then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows — reads:

“In our private chat with only Members, several are saying the only way to save our Republic is for Trump to call for Marshall (sic) law. I don’t know on those things. I just wanted you to tell him. They stole this election. We all know. They will destroy our country next. Please tell him to declassify as much as possible so we can go after Biden and anyone else!”

As the Capitol insurrection was taking place, Greene sounded terrified, texting Meadows:

“Mark I was just told there is an active shooter on the first floor of the Capitol Please tell the President to calm people. This isn’t the way to solve anything.”

A few hours later, Greene sent this message to Meadows:

“Mark we don’t think these attackers are our people. We think they are Antifa. Dressed like Trump supporters.”

A day later, the Georgia congresswoman apologized for not being able to help complete the coup attempt:

“Yesterday was a terrible day. We tried everything we could in our objection to the 6 states. I’m sorry nothing worked. I don’t think that President Trump caused the attack on the Capitol. It’s not his fault. Absolutely no excuse and I fully denounce all of it, but after shut downs all year and a stolen election, people are saying that they have no other choice.”

There can no longer be any doubt that Greene (and other members of Congress, including Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) were indeed part of the insurrection that left five people dead on January 6, including a member of the Capitol Police Force. All of them need to be indicted for their role in this horrific attack. And they also need to be barred from ever holding elected office again.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Most Blatant ‘Act Of Insurrection’ Revealed

If you watched any of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-GA) testimony on Friday, you may have come away from the court hearing wondering whether or not those seeking to have her removed from the November ballot had proven their case against her.

According to Andrew Celli Jr., the attorney who questioned Greene, one moment in the hearing made it clear that the congresswoman did indeed commit an “act of insurrection” which disqualifies her from running under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Celli was a guest on CNN Monday morning and was asked by host John Berman to lay out the case against Greene:

“What do you think is the one action, if there was more than one action, specific action, she committed that constitutes engaging an insurrection?”

The attorney replied:

“On January 5, the day before the insurrection, Congresswoman Greene told her followers on her Facebook page, on a national broadcast, that ‘Tomorrow is 1776.’ Now, that’s the kind of rhetoric that, you know, we all can talk about historical references and so on, but in the context that she was dealing with it, where people understood that 1776 was code for break into the Capitol, do violence, and most importantly, block the certification of Joe Biden — that is an act of insurrection. And we demonstrated and proved that.”

Berman followed up with this query:

“Even if the judge makes a recommendation, which, look, the judge didn’t seem to be inclined to, but who knows, makes a recommendation for this case to proceed, the secretary of state in Georgia will be the one to decide the next step. Yes, he would not engage in the shenanigans [Donald] Trump was asking him to, but do you think he’ll take your side?”

Celli responded:

“I believe in the processes of government. I mean, Secretary of State [Brad] Raffensperger is going to have to decide this issue and then there will be court appeals. This will go to the Georgia Supreme Court ultimately. There’s partisanship in our country, that’s very clear, but I committed my life as a lawyer to the belief that the rule of law will prevail in the end and I think we have the rule of law on our side.”