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Mark Meadows Claims Trump Had ‘Unbelievable Prowess’ As POTUS And Twitter Explodes With Laughter

Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows told Fox News Tuesday that he was amazed by the “incredible prowess” failed, one-term ex-president Donald Trump demonstrated whenever he would interact with the media.

Here’s the video:

Prowess is defined as:

“Skill or expertise in a particular activity or field.”

Does that sound like Trump? What skill or expertise does the twice-impeached former head of state have other than lying and filing for bankruptcy?

As for Trump’s supposed prowess when it came to dealing with the media, there are endless examples of him making a complete fool of himself when asked simple questions.

During the COVID pandemic, Trump insisted on leading the daily updates on what his administration was doing to combat the virus. That led to these humiliating scenes, according to ABC News:

“So supposing we hit the body with a tremendous — whether it’s ultraviolet or just a very powerful light — and I think you said that hasn’t been checked because of the testing,” Trump said. “And then I said, supposing you brought the light inside the body, which you can do either through the skin or some other way, and I think you said you’re going to test that too. Sounds interesting.”

“Then I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute, one minute. And is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside or almost a cleaning? As you see, it gets in the lungs, it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that,” he continued.

Asked on the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug unproven to treat COVID-19 that Trump has called a game changer, the president defended the unproven drug, citing, “a feeling.”

“Look, it may work and it may not work. And I agree with the doctor, what he said: It may work, it may not work. I feel good about it. That’s all it is. Just a feeling. You know, I’m a smart guy. I feel good about it,” he said on March 20.

How’s that for prowess? The word is quite clearly irrelevant if it applies to the Donald, which it most certainly doesn’t.

Twitter roared with laughter in response to Meadows:

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Capitol Insurrection GOP January 6

Mark Meadows Caught Tampering With January 6 Witnesses: Report

Even though he’s no longer working for failed, one-term, twice-impeached ex-president Donald Trump, former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows is still trying to protect his former boss (and himself), but his actions could result in him being charged with witness tampering.

As we learned Tuesday during a public hearing of the January 6 House Select Committee, the panel has discovered that witnesses who have cooperated with the committee received messages from those close to Trump, and one of those was from Meadows, according to Politico:

The Jan. 6 select committee publicly pointed to two communications this week as potential evidence of Trump-world’s efforts to influence witness testimony — without revealing their origin. Both were detailed to the panel by Cassidy Hutchinson, according to a person familiar with the last of her four depositions.

Both of the two slides that the panel revealed at the end of its live hearing with Hutchinson reflected conversations she described to the committee in her final closed-door deposition, this person said. Hutchinson told the committee at the time that, on the eve of her earlier March 7 deposition, an intermediary for former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows contacted her to say that her former boss valued her loyalty.

“[A person] let me know you have your deposition tomorrow,” read a slide that the Jan. 6 committee broadcast at the end of Hutchinson’s hearing, which Vice Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) characterized as pressure on a key witness. “He wants me to let you know that he’s thinking about you. He knows you’re loyal, and you’re going to do the right thing when you go in for your deposition.”

In that slide, Politico reports, the redacted name was that of Meadows, and that could be a big problem for him.

Ben Williamson, a spokesperson for Meadows, denied the former chief of staff had ever done anything wrong:

 “No one from Meadows’ camp, himself or otherwise, has ever attempted to intimidate or shape Ms. Hutchinson’s testimony to the committee. Any phone call or message she is describing is at best deeply misleading.”

Committee member Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) told the Washington Post he believes the facts show that witness tampering has indeed taken place:

“The vice chair released two different episodes of potential witness tampering, anonymously, for obvious reasons. We don’t want further intimidation of the same people. But we want this to be a warning to the people who are doing it that they can’t do it. It is a crime and this committee is taking it very seriously.”

Hopefully the Justice Department is doing the same.

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Congress Elections GOP January 6

Aide To Mark Meadows Directly Implicates ‘Several’ Members Of Congress In Attempted Election Coup

Today’s public hearing of the January 6 House Select Committee expanded the conspiracy that had already been laid out in previous hearings, and we learned that Republican members of Congress were indeed part of the conspiracy to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

Cassidy Hutchinson was a top aide to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, and the committee played portions of her videotaped testimony in which she named Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) and “several members of Congress” who in late November and early December took part in a plan to draw up a slate of alternate electors who would go against the will of the voters and suggest that failed former president Donald Trump should remain in office.

Several members of Congress. Who might they be? We don’t know yet, and Hutchinson didn’t name them in the portion of her testimony that was broadcast today. But the fact there are multiple Republicans tells us that we do indeed have a conspiracy to commit a criminal act against the United States, which is a very serious offense.

The House Select Committee knows the names, and it’s safe to bet they will be laying them out in the days ahead or in their final report, which will be released before the midterm elections in November.

Just for fun, let’s speculate who might be on that list of “several.”

  • Rep. Jim Jordan (OH)
  • Rep. Andy Biggs (AZ)
  • Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA)
  • Sen. Ted Cruz (TX)
  • Sen. Josh Hawley (MO)

Once those names are made public, criminal referrals can be made to the Justice Department, provided they haven’t already been.

There’s going to be some sleepless nights ahead for several in the GOP.

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Clarence Thomas’ Wife Pressured Trump’s Chief Of Staff To Help Overturn The 2020 Election: Report

Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, repeatedly urged then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows via text message to find ways that the 2020 election might be overturned so that Donald Trump could remain as president, according to text messages obtained by the Washington Post.

The messages – 29 in all – reveal an extraordinary pipeline between Virginia Thomas, who goes by Ginni, and President Donald Trump’s top aide during a period when Trump and his allies were vowing to go to the Supreme Court in an effort to negate the election results.

On Nov. 10, after news organizations had projected Joe Biden the winner based on state vote totals, Thomas wrote to Meadows: “Help This Great President stand firm, Mark!!!…You are the leader, with him, who is standing for America’s constitutional governance at the precipice. The majority knows Biden and the Left is attempting the greatest Heist of our History.”

Heist? Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris, won the popular vote by over 7 million votes and the electoral vote by 74, the same Electoral College margin as Trump in 2016, which he called a “landslide.”

CNN notes that the text messages raise new and disturbing questions that would seem to disqualify Thomas from ruling on any cases related to the 2020 election. So far, he has refused to recuse himself from election matters that have come before the high court:

“The revelation of text messages between Thomas and Meadows, both key allies of former President Donald Trump, comes as progressives and some legal ethics experts see her activism as a potential conflict of interest for Justice Thomas’ work on some Supreme Court cases. Meadows turned over thousands of text messages before he stopped cooperating with the committee. The texts have proven to hold a treasure trove of information about what was going on in the White House in the days leading up to the insurrection, and what people in Trump’s orbit were thinking.”

In one of the text messages between Meadows and Thomas, the chief of staff made it sound as if he had a mandate from God to make sure Trump was allowed to remain president:

When Meadows wrote to Thomas on Nov. 24, the White House chief of staff invoked God to describe the effort to overturn the election. “This is a fight of good versus evil,” Meadows wrote. “Evil always looks like the victor until the King of Kings triumphs. Do not grow weary in well doing. The fight continues. I have staked my career on it. Well at least my time in DC on it.”

Thomas replied: “Thank you!! Needed that! This plus a conversation with my best friend just now… I will try to keep holding on. America is worth it!”

It remains unclear who Ms. Thomas was referring to when she mentioned “my best friend,” according to the Post.

All of the text messages between Thomas and Meadows are now in the possession of the House Select Committee on the January 6 Capitol insurrection, which means Justice Thomas’ wife could potentially be subpoenaed for her testimony and also be referred to the Justice Department for indictment if the committee has evidence that she broke and federal laws.

 

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Former Trump Chief Of Staff Mark Meadows Under Investigation For Criminal Voter Fraud: Report

Former North Carolina Republican Congressman and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows is under investigation for criminal voter fraud in the Tar Heel State, according to The News & Observer.

The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into allegations that a former Trump aide who once represented North Carolina in Congress may have committed voter fraud.

Nazneen Ahmed, spokeswoman for Attorney General Josh Stein’s office, confirmed the investigation into former President Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff Mark Meadows after the New Yorker first reported that the former congressman, who represented North Carolina’s westernmost district, registered to vote in September 2020 using an address he had never visited.

Ahmed said Stein’s office received a request from Macon County District Attorney Ashley Welch that the Department of Justice’s Special Prosecutions Sections assume her role in this matter, and the DOJ agreed.

Meadows and his wife listed an address in North Carolina as their official voting address for the 2020 election, but neither had even visited the property, let alone lived there:

“As the summer passed and the election neared, Meadows had not yet purchased a new residence in what had been his home state. On September 19th, about three weeks before North Carolina’s voter-registration deadline for the general election, Meadows filed his paperwork. On a line that asked for his residential address—’where you physically live,’ the form instructs—Meadows wrote down the address of a fourteen-by-sixty-two-foot mobile home in Scaly Mountain. He listed his move-in date for this address as the following day, September 20th.”

There is no official record that Meadows or his wife have ever owned the property in question. There is also not a shred of proof that either even spent a single night at the property, which, if proven, would constitute a blatant case of criminal voter fraud.

Criminal voter fraud in North Carolina is a Class I felony.

Meadows has yet to comment on the allegations against him.