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    • KarmaPolice

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      My guess would be the DOJ (under Garland) lets a bunch of this Insurrection stuff melt away and defends itself by casting the entire dad event as the product of mentally ill nutbags (including Trump)

      for the sake of the country that might be the best thing BECAUSE one does not have to look far (or be One Truth or Spartan) to see the makings of an actual potential conspiracy. In fact, you cna piece it together in a single NY TIMES article covering an unusual meeting at the White House . . AND A PICTURE CAPUTERED THAT DAY:

      Photos of Trump ally who visited the White House capture notes about martial law.

      why does this article matter? see parts in bold

      President Trump, isolated and watching the clock count down on his time in the White House, spent a few minutes of it on Friday with the C.E.O. of MyPillow, Mike Lindell, who brought some notes with him”

      “In photographs captured by Jabin Botsford, a photographer for The Washington Post, Mr. Lindell held notes in his hand as he stood outside the doorway to the West Wing lobby mid-afternoon on Friday. The notes included a mention of Sidney Powell, the lawyer and conspiracy theorist whom Mr. Trump at one point wanted to offer a job in the White House.

      They were only partially visible, but there was also a suggestion about invoking the Insurrection Act, by which a president can deploy active military troops into the streets, and “martial law if necessary.” One line appeared to suggest moving Kash Patel, currently the Department of Defense chief of staff and a Trump loyalist, as “C.I.A. Acting,” which seemed to indicate the top job.

      Reached by phone, Mr. Lindell said that he was carrying notes supplied to him by a lawyer he was working with to try to prove that Mr. Trump was the true winner of the 2020 election. He would not identify the lawyer.

      “The attorney said, can you bring these to him,” Mr. Lindell said. ”It was stuff to help the American people.”

      (this attorney is going to turn out to be Lin Wood or Larry jospeh)

      Mr. Lindell said that he was seated next to an administration official, who another official later identified as Robert C. O’Brien, the national security adviser. Mr. Trump ended the brief meeting by directing Mr. Lindell to go upstairs to the office of White House counsel Pat A. Cipollone. Mr. Lindell said he showed them material but was sent back downstairs to wait awhile longer.”

      “A second administration official said that Mr. O’Brien was called to the meeting after Mr. Lindell arrived, because advisers in search of someone who could steer Mr. Lindell away couldn’t immediately reach Mr. Cipollone. Among the items on Mr. Lindell’s list was replacing Mr. O’Brien. The national security adviser, seeking to end the conversation, said if there was evidence of what he was saying it should go to the White House counsel, and he steered him upstairs.

      Mr. Lindell maintained that the notes he had did not contain the words “martial law,” although the photograph showed it to be the case. He said the “fake news” was stirring it up. An administration official said that the blacked-out part of Mr. Lindell’s notes could be seen when looked at closely, and that they referenced firing Mr. Cipollone. The official said that Mr. Lindell got “loud” while waiting in the West Wing lobby.”

      But Mr. Lindell’s ability to walk into the Oval Office and meet with Mr. Trump underscored the type of conspiracy theorists who still appeal to Mr. Trump, so long as they are saying what he wants to hear. It is unclear whether Mr. Lindell wrote the notes or if he was passing along someone else’s thoughts.

      Mr. Trump has at times considered Ms. Powell too conspiratorial, as she has touted falsehoods about a global conspiracy to rig the 2020 election. At other times, he has welcomed her input.

      SURROUNDED BY NUTS LIKE LINDELL CALLING FOR A COUP . . . Trump chose instead the “soft coup” (and perhaps less intentional) approach advocated by Roger Stone

      Kash Patel . . the loon of all staff loons . . likely played a role in the slow response to the Capitol. he was Chief of Stagf to the Acting Secretary of Defense who is under fire now.

    • KarmaPolice

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      and just like that . . here it is in actual reporting:

      “Prosecutors revealed communications between Oath Keepers leaders and members of the Proud Boys and other militia groups showing they believed former president Donald Trump would invoke the Insurrection Act — which they believed would give them permission to stop the counting of electoral votes, reported Politico’s Kyle Cheney.

      “Trump’s a staying in,” wrote Oath Keepers member Kelly Meggs in a Facebook message sent.Dec. 26. “He’s gonna use the emergency broadcast system on cell phones to the American people. Then he will claim the insurrection act.

      Lindell and Stone in the crosshairs.

    • KarmaPolice

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      and even this, which is why I said the DOJ lets it all melt away as a dangerous band of idiots more than sedition

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