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Jack Smith Looking At Recordings Of Ted Cruz Discussing How To Overturn The 2020 Election

Justice Department Special Counsel Jack Smith is about to have some important new evidence as he continues to investigate the plot to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

According to CNN, Smith is interested in tapes of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) conspiring to help former president Donald Trump illegally remain in office.

Special Counsel Jack Smith has expressed interest in audio tapes recorded by former Fox News producer Abby Grossberg while she worked at the right-wing network, her lawyer said.

Grossberg attorney Gerry Filippatos told CNN on Wednesday that he has given a spreadsheet to the special counsel’s team, detailing the nearly 90 audiotapes in Grossberg’s possession. Talks are underway for a subpoena, so Grossberg can turn over the material to Smith’s team of federal prosecutors, who are investigating efforts by former President Donald Trump and his allies to overturn the 2020 election.


In a related development, MSNBC on Tuesday aired a new snippet of one of Grossberg’s tapes. The previously undisclosed audio featured Republican Sen. Ted Cruz talking with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo about his plans to delay Congress’ certification of Joe Biden’s victory on January 6, 2021.

In the taped conversation with Bartiromo, Cruz outlines a plan for delaying the certification by establishing a “commission” to further investigate claims of voter fraud. The Texas senator had proposed a commission in a press release on the same day as the audio recording.

That could wind up resulting in Smith charging Cruz with multiple felonies for conspiring to keep Trump in office, even after it was clear that Joe Biden was the clear victor in both the popular and electoral vote.

In the tape Smith has obtained, Cruz can be heard telling Bartiromo, “As we were looking at this January 6 certification, all of the options that were being discussed were problematic. And so I wanted to find a path that was consistent with the Constitution and the law and that address these very real serious claims.”

According to Cruz, what he said on the tape is no big deal, posting on Twitter:

“This @msnbc [clown] is breathlessly reporting that I ‘secretly’ said in a phone call … the EXACT same thing I said on national television the next morning! And then said again on the Senate floor four days later.”


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Ted Cruz Flayed Online After Falling For Fake Pic Of Shark Swimming Down A Flooded Highway In California

Despite holding a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and law degree from Harvard, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) couldn’t resist proving once again that he isn’t the sharpest knife in the proverbial drawer and will literally believe just about anything he sees on social media.

The latest humiliation for Cruz came in the form of a posting on Twitter which purported to show a shark swimming down Highway 405 in downtown Los Angeles, which has been hit hard by flooding from Tropical Storm Hilary, according to Mediaite.

The 2023 version of the photo came from Dan Katz with Barstool Sports, whose X handle is “Big Cat.” He posted, “Friend of mine out in LA just took this picture on the 405. And yes, all news and media outlets you have permission to use this. Wild.”

As you can see from the fact check below the photo, it has been circulating online ever since 2011 and also showed up in 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Cruz later added a note after he’d managed to let the internet know that he’ll believe just about anything he runs across online.

Be sure to note the wording: I’m told this is a joke. Translation: Cruz cannot even accept the truth when it’s staring him in the face and he has access to Google. Why? Probably because he’s a damn idiot with an inflated ego that doesn’t allow him to admit he made a major mistake.

Let the mockery begin.

Friendly tip for Ted Cruz: Delete your Twitter account and stay off the internet.


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Ted Cruz Facing Disbarment For Trying 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 Justice Department may also bring charges if it can be proven that Cruz and other members of Congress violated federal law and their oaths of office.


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Texas Comedian Reveals Ted Cruz’s Favorite Curse Word – And It’s Even Worse Than You Can Imagine

Ted Segura is a comedian who lives in Texas, and not so long ago he says he found out that one of his neighbors is none other than Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).

Granted, that’s bad enough, but Segura recently revealed that what makes living so close to Cruz even worse is that he’s obsessed with one curse word and constantly asks him about it.

According to HuffPost, Segura spilled the dirt on Cruz in his latest special, “Sledgehammer,” which you can watch on Netflix.

“I walk past his house, he comes outside. I don’t say anything, right? But he yells out — he goes, ‘Hey, are you the comedian,’” Segura said.

After Segura confirmed his identity, the senator asked him a bizarre question without even saying “hello,” the comedian said.

“He goes, ‘Where do you think the term motherfucker comes from?’” Segura recounted.

Segura said he replied that he didn’t know, leading the senator to ask, “You think it’s from people doing that?” and ”How many people do you think do that?” ― to which Segura replied, “More than you want it to be.”

Pretty weird, huh? But Cruz refused to let it drop from there, again chatting Segura up on the word.

“He goes, ‘I thought about it. And a motherfucker is not somebody who fucks their own mom,’” Segura said. “He goes, ‘A motherfucker is someone who fucks your mom. That’s the most disrespectful thing anyone can do. So if somebody is particularly rude, you call them a motherfucker.’”

Segura said he told the senator, “Wow! I am so impressed that you put that together so quickly. I can see why you may or may not be Ted Cruz.”

Wow! That’s one hell of a story.

However, it should be noted that Segura lives in Austin. Cruz owns a home in Houston.

Also, reached for comment, Cruz denied he had ever met Segura:

“It’s utterly bizarre. I have no idea who that guy is….I’ve never spoken to the man in my life.”

Of course, we all know that Ted Cruz lies like a motherfucker, so his denial carries little to no weight.


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Ted Cruz: We Know A Biden Whistleblower Is Honest Because He’s A ‘Gay Democrat Married To A Man’

You probably thought you’d heard all of the absurd and head-shaking bullshit Republicans have to offer when it comes to justifying their investigations of President Joe Biden.

But consider the stupidity that issued from the pie hole of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on his Verdict podcast this week regarding an IRS whistleblower who alleges that the president’s son, Hunter, got a sweetheart deal from the Justice Department when he was allowed to plead guilty and avoid any prison time for tax fraud.

“The Biden White House desperately, desperately, desperately wants to close the door on all investigations on Joe Biden,” Cruz said. “Not a day in jail, served no jail time at all, for millions of dollars in tax fraud, and David Weiss nowhere addresses the most serious allegations in the whistleblowers’ claims, which are that DOJ blocked any and all investigations into Joe Biden’s corruption.”

The whistleblowers, Cruz continued, should be believed instead of Attorney General Merrick Garland or the U.S. Attorney, David Weiss, who just so happens to be a Trump appointee.

“At this point, the statements between Merrick Garland and David Weiss on one side, and the two IRS whistleblowers on the other side are entirely in conflict. The whistleblowers, as I’ve noted, we have no reason to think they’re lying.”

Oh, and the other reason we should believe every word one of the whistleblowers says, according to the Texas senator, is because “One of them is a gay Democrat who’s married to a man.”

“Both of them are career IRS employees. Neither of them have any indication that they’re in any way, shape or form Republican. And they’ve come over and risked their entire careers by calling out what appears to be a pattern of felonies.”

Oh, well, glad you told us, Ted. Because it’s a well-known fact that a person’s sexuality and who they’re married to makes them more or less credible depending on whether they’re gay or straight.

It is?!

That’s the “logic” Cruz is using: A gay Democrat married to man would never tell a lie about Joe Biden. Right? 

It’s tempting to merely call Ted Cruz a moronic bigot and be done with it. Because he is and always will be.

But Cruz’s ridiculous assertion is emblematic of something much more pernicious: The demonization of LGBTQ Americans when it serves the hateful purpose of right-wing jackasses while simultaneously trying to use a person’s sexuality as proof of their political bona fides. 

It’s a new low, and it shouldn’t surprise anyone that Ted Cruz was the first GOP douchebag to arrive at that point.