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Matt Gaetz Knows He’s ‘Screwed’ Because Trump Refused To Pardon Him: Former FBI Official

On Saturday, we learned that Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and longtime Trump protege Roger Stone discussed the matter of a presidential pardon which Stone later received. Gaetz, however, was left begging, meaning that the sexual trafficking investigation of him, along with his role in the January 6, 2021 Capitol insurrection, could potentially send him to prison for the next 20 years or longer.

And that, according to former FBI official Frank Figliuzzi, must have Gaetz facing the realization that he’s screwed. And Stone could be, too, if he’s tied to the Jan. 6 conspiracy.

Appearing on MSNBC, Figliuzzi noted:

“The larger ramifications here, you know, are hinted at with regard to Stone saying, I’m going to be counting on you and about a dozen others, right? A dozen others? Really? Who are going to lobby the president of the United States on a criminal’s behalf and try to get a pardon for themselves and for you, Roger? It’s a much larger conspiracy than I think even those of us who followed it every day could have imagined.”

Figliuzzi also made a comparison between Trump, his associates, and the mafia:

“You know, the Cosa Nostra, the Italian mafia, translates as, ‘this thing of ours.’ That’s all I keep hearing here. We’re all in this together. I’ve listened to court-authorized wiretaps of mobsters talking to each other and it sounds like this. There’s better food around, by the way, but it sounds just like this. And they’re part of a criminal enterprise, Nicolle. It’s a criminal organization. They know it. They know they’re screwed with regard to legality, and they know the only way out is for the boss to get them out of it.”

But “the boss” is no longer president and has no pardon power. That power, however, could be a major reason Trump wants to run again in 2024. He could pardon everyone who had anything to do with Jan. 6 and also avoid prosecution if he happens to be indicted. It’s a win-win situation for him.

Gaetz, however, does indeed appear to be screwed. And it couldn’t possibly happen to a more deserving person.

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Rudy Admits His Guilt With Attack On Cassidy Hutchinson: ‘She Was Never Present When I Asked For A Pardon’

For anyone curious as to whether or not former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani is still (allegedly) day drinking, a botched attack he leveled at former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson seems to confirm that Rudy is indeed hitting the sauce (allegedly!) as soon as the sun comes up.


Giuliani thought it would be a good idea to try and question Hutchinson’s credibility even though he himself hasn’t had an ounce of that commodity in at least a decade.

And while he was at it, Rudy also managed to incriminate himself!

On Twitter, Giuliani posted this:

“The January 6 Witch Hunt Cabal has now exceeded even its prior fraudulent. The last witness was a reckless liar. Contrary to her false testimony she was never present when I asked for a pardon.”

He then added:

“Actually, I told the President I did not want or need one.”

Rudy later deleted those tweets, but the internet is forever:

That tweet was replaced with this one:

Is Rudy drunk? Possibly. Is he an idiot? Definitely. Is he guilty? As homemade sin.

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Gaetz And Greene Send Out Frantic Tweets After Jan. 6 Committee Proves They Wanted Pardons

Shortly after the January 6 House Select Committee presented testimony that six House Republicans asked failed former president Donald Trump for pardons in the final days of the Trump administration, two of the six named — Reps. Matt Gaetz (FL) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA) — took to Twitter and began making posts that only succeeded in proving just how terrified they are of what the future holds for them.

What might that future entail? According to Norm Eisen, who served as co-counsel for the House Judiciary Committee during Trump’s first impeachment trial, Gaetz and Greene are facing 15 years in jail and disqualification from ever holding public office:

Such cold hard facts clearly triggered Gaetz and Greene.

That led to plenty of pushback on social media. Take a look:


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The Seditious 6: The Republicans Who Begged Trump To Pardon Them For Their Role In The Jan. 6 Coup Plot

When the history books are written, they will likely be known as the Seditious Six, the six members of Congress who wanted failed, one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump to issue them a pardon for their role in the January 6, 2021 coup attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

As House Select Committee member Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) noted during Thursday’s hearing, the only reason someone would ask for a presidential pardon is because he or she knows they’re guilty.

These are the six Republicans named by the committee:

Videotaped testimony from Cassidy Hutchinson, an aide to then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows made the name names public.

Former White House senior adviser Eric Herschmann said it was his understanding that Gaetz wanted a pardon that would have included everything illegal he had done during his life, which likely would have included allegations that he sexually trafficked an underage girl, a crime that could potentially send him to prison for the rest of his life if he’s charged, tried, and found guilty in federal court.

Herschmann explained:

“The general tone was, we may get prosecuted because we were defensive of you know, the president’s positions on these things. The pardon that he was discussing, or that he was requesting as broad as you could describe from the beginning of, I remember he said, from the beginning of time up until today, for any and all things.”

If the Justice Department does decide to indict the six members of Congress named today prior to the November midterm election, that could sink their chances of reelection, especially for Greene, who is serving her first term and could potentially be vulnerable, especially with a high voter turnout expected in Georgia, which also has high-profile gubernatorial and Senate races on ballot.


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Former Prosecutor Says He Believes Trump Gave ‘Blanket Pardons’ To His Family So They Wouldn’t Be Charged For Jan. 6

Former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner says he found it odd Rudy Giuliani, Don Jr. and Ivanka Trump, along with former White House senior adviser all agreed to testify before the House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 Capitol insurrection instead of delaying such testimony by fighting all the way to the Supreme Court.

Why would such high-level former Trump aides be willing to talk to the Jan. 6 committee? Could it be because they had no fear of being prosecuted for what they said because failed, one-term former President Donald Trump handed out sealed blanket pardons in the final days of the administration?

It should also be noted that Trump also appointed three new Supreme Court justices during his four years in office, giving him a nice 6-3 conservative advantage on the highest court in the land should any of those pardons come up for review in the federal courts. One of those justices, you might recall, had been accused of sexual assault and being a drunken asshole during his college years.

Also, if you accept a pardon, you waive your Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, so maybe Rudy, Don Jr., Ivanka, and Jared knew a long and involved appeal process would have been pointless because any court would have ruled against them since they had been pardoned.

There may be some fire connected to that smoke. With the Jan. 6 committee due to start public hearings on June 9, we may all learn exactly what behind the scenes machinations Trump put in place in order to cover his ass and those with a family connection.