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Ex-DOJ Official Facing Disbarment And Criminal Charges For His Part In Trump’s ‘Election Subversion Scheme’

After it became clear that voters had chosen Joe Biden to be the next president, then-assistant attorney general Jeffrey Clark went into action at the Justice Department, actively trying to get states such as Arizona and Georgia to overturn their results and declare Donald Trump the winner, even though he had lost by an overwhelming margin.

Those actions, in what is being called a coordinated “election subversion scheme,” now have Clark facing disbarment and the possibility of being charged with criminal offenses for his efforts to interfere with the election, according to The Guardian:

The mounting scrutiny of the ex-assistant attorney general, who led the justice department’s environment division for almost two years and then ran its civil division, was provoked by a report from the Senate judiciary committee whose Democratic chairman, Richard Durbin, has asked the DC bar’s disciplinary counsel to examine Clark’s conduct and possibly sanction him.

The panel’s exhaustive 394-page report followed an eight-month inquiry, and included voluntary testimony from former acting attorney general Jeffrey Rosen and his deputy, Richard Donoghue, revealing how Clark schemed privately with Trump about ways to pressure Rosen to help launch an inquiry into baseless charges of voting fraud in Georgia and other states that Joe Biden won.

Former DOJ inspector general Michael Bromwich says Clark clearly crossed the line and should indeed face sanctions for his actions:

“It’s no mystery why Clark is playing hard to get with Congress. He faces a meaningful threat of criminal liability based on the facts contained in the Senate report.

“The Senate report provides overwhelming evidence that Jeffrey Clark became a witting pawn of Trump’s in trying to launch a coup in the justice department, which would then serve as the launching pad for the broader coup whose aim was to overturn the results of the election.”

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) echoed Bromwich, noting:

“Either Jeffrey Clark was an enterprising sycophant looking to score points with a transactional president, or he was a cog in a much larger election-theft scheme. Clark’s testimony under oath will be very important to arrive at the full truth, which is why it’s very hard to imagine he avoids testifying – either before Congress or a grand jury.”

Testimony from Clark could also implicate others inside the administration — former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Mike Pence, and Trump — in the attempted coup that reached its apex on Jan. 6 when thousands of pro-Trump protesters stormed the Capitol and staged an illegal insurrection.

Additionally, if any members of Congress played a role in the Capitol attack and were part of the larger conspiracy, they too could be facing expulsion from Congress and referral to the Justice Department for criminal charges including sedition.

Those most likely to be implicated include Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX and Josh Hawley (R-MO), along with GOP Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA), Jim Jordan (OH), and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA).

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Pro-Trumper Who Lost Congressional Bid By 20 Points Now Claims She Won: ‘The Election Was Stolen’

 

Laura Loomer is a far right conspiracy theorist who also happens to be (surprise!) a fanatical supporter of failed, one-term, twice-impeached former President Donald Trump.

Loomer ran for a congressional seat in Florida during the 2020 election and got her clock cleaned, losing by over 80,000 votes, a full 20 points behind the Democrat, Rep. Lois Frankel, who emerged victorious in the 21st district of the Sunshine State.

But Loomer is now claiming (much like the orange menace who was once president) that she lost because the election was stolen from her.

Appearing on a podcast hosted by Joe Pags, Loomer had this to say:

“I won. I won, the election was stolen, just like it was stolen from Donald Trump. I won my election.”

Loomer’s comments set off a firestorm of ridicule on Twitter:

There’s an old expression, “Lose with dignity and celebrate with grace.” Clearly, Republicans have no idea what that means.

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Trumpers Are Now Saying Republicans Rigged The 2020 Election For Biden

The mentally deranged 35% of Americans who still slavishly support failed, one-term, twice-impeached former President Donald Trump have been saying for months that Democrats stole the 2020 presidential election from their tangerine lord and savior.

Now, however, some of the pro-Trumpers have begun circulating another moronic conspiracy theory: Republicans are to blame for the Donald losing in a landslide and need to be voted out of office.

At an “election integrity” rally held in Lansing, Michigan, right-wing radio host Randy Bishop told a group of Trump worshipers:

“Here’s the facts. Whoever won the presidential election in 2020 gets his butt kicked in the midterms next year. Stop and think about that! Did these Republicans and other Republicans across the country really want Donald Trump to win? No!

“We may not get an audit. You know why? They want to keep the power for themselves next year.”

If Republicans won’t give Trump an audit in every single state, Bishop continued, then they need to be punished at the ballot box:

“Tell them if they do not do an audit, you will not put up signs, you will not knock on doors, you will not give them money and you sure the hell won’t vote for them next year! If the fix is in, the Democrats are going to win anyway. Right? Because they won’t get rid of these machines.”

Bishop concluded his rant with this:

“Then guess what? Give the power to the Democrats and let them run it right into the ground and we’ll kick their ass in ’24!”

So now the Trumpers want to hand the 2022 election to Democrats? Hey, that sounds like a great idea! If Democrats win the midterms and increase their numbers in both the House and Senate, maybe voting rights legislation will finally be passed and we can relegate the GOP to permanent minority status in Washington, DC and state legislatures across the country.

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Idaho Official Says Mike Lindell Will Be Charged For The State’s Election Audit

 

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell had better hope he can unload some more of his crappy pillows and bed coverings, because he’s about to get hit with a hefty bill for the audit of Idaho’s 2020 election results that he demanded by making false claims about voter fraud.

Chad Houck, the Idaho Chief Deputy Secretary of State, said on CNN Thursday that the state will indeed be sending a bill to Lindell, according to Mediaite:

Houck joined CNN’s John Berman on Thursday to talk about the recent power dispute between Idaho Governor Brad Little and Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin, both Republicans. As Houck broke down the implications of the spat, Berman turned the conversation toward Lindell’s conspiracy theories that the state’s 2020 results were electronically hacked.

Lindell’s fraud claims prompted an audit in the state even though, Berman noted, former President Donald Trump handily won Idaho. Houck explained that Idaho looked into Lindell’s claims, and he broke down how “there’s absolutely no validity to them” with how the state counts its votes.

Berman asked Houck:

“You are chasing your tail because of the MyPillow guy. Should he pay for this at least?”

Houck replied:

“Well, actually we will be totaling up the expenses that were incurred in the process and we will be sending him a bill.”

It remains to be seen, however, if Lindell will fork over the money even if Idaho does send him a bill for the audit. Since Lindell is such good buddies with failed, one-term, twice-impeached former President Donald Trump, you have to wonder if he also stiffs people for bills he runs up.

If Lindell is reluctant to pay, Idaho can take him to court and demand he prove the specious allegations about voter fraud he made had any basis in fact. If it’s found that he was lying, he would indeed be forced to reimburse the Gem State for every dime they spent on the bogus audit.

 

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Jan. 6 Rioter Cries Like A Baby As He Pleads Guilty To Felony Assault

One of the MAGA faithful who participated in the Jan. 6 insurrection and rioting at the U.S. Capitol wept like a baby as he entered a guilty plea on charges of felony assault for his role in the violence which left five people dead.

According to WUSA, Robert Palmer appeared in court on Monday:

Robert Palmer, 54, of Tampa admitted in U.S. District Court on Monday that he was the man wearing a red, white and blue “Trump” jacket while attacking police protecting the entrance to the Lower West Terrace of the US Capitol January 6.

Palmer told U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan he was the one identified in Department of Justice images who threw a wooden plank at police, sprayed a fire extinguisher at officers until it was empty and then threw the empty fire extinguisher canister at the line of police.

But before he entered the courtroom, Palmer cried like the whiny domestic terrorist he is and will always be:

Before his court hearing, Palmer displayed a different bearing than the man captured in images from the riot – sobbing onto the shoulder of his defense attorney Bjorn Brunvand moments before the two men entered the court for Palmer to plead guilty to felony assault on law enforcement.

“That was Mr. Palmer being remorseful for what he did on January 6th,” Brunvand said in an interview leaving court. “And also, afraid of what’s to come.”

Palmer is just the latest of the Jan. 6 insurrectionists to complain about their arrest, incarceration, and upcoming sentencing, and yet none of them have bothered to explain why they felt the need to engage in what can only be considered a coup attempt against the legitimately elected government of the United States.

In July, Joe Biggs, a member of the Proud Boys domestic terror group, wrote a letter to a friend in which he complained that he had no privacy in jail while awaiting his day in court:

“No privacy allowed when shitting allowed.”

Boo freaking hoo! That’s what you get when you try to overthrow the government.

Let Palmer and Biggs continue to weep and gnash their teeth. The only person to blame for their current predicament is the idiot they see whenever they look in the mirror.