Recently disclosed testimony before the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th Capitol riots reveals that the former White House counsel Pat Cipollone was concerned by a plan concocted by former Department of Justice official Jeffrey Clark that involved sending “official letters to multiple state legislatures falsely alerting them that the election may have been stolen and urging them to reconsider certified election results.” Cipollone said he tried “desperately to stop” Trump from pursuing bogus claims of a stolen election — including one measure he considered a “murder-suicide pact.”
The New York Times reports that Richard Donoghue, a former top Justice Department official, told the Committee that he also repeatedly tried getting Trump to stop his plans to overturn the election, but he kept pushing more extreme measures, asking at one point, “What do I have to lose?”Trump knew he didn’t have enough votes and was desperate to find a way out. “That letter that this guy wants to send — that letter is a murder-suicide pact,” Cipollone told Trump. “It’s going to damage everyone who touches it. And we should have nothing to do with that letter. I don’t ever want to see that letter again.”
6. Another trump aide told the committee he advised trump that Barr was right on several occasions. 7. Rosen and Donaghue told him he lost. 8. Ken Cucinelli told him. 9. Pat Cipollone told him. 10. Mark Meadows told him. THE DUDE KNEW. 19/
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“The president said something to the effect of: ‘What do I have to lose? If I do this, what do I have to lose?’” Donoghue told the Select Committee. “And I said: ‘Mr. President, you have a great deal to lose. Is this really how you want your administration to end? You’re going to hurt the country.’”
Mama Mia! The walls come crumbling down. J6 has all this incl testimony and docs from WH atty Cipollone. Yesterday the Oath Keeper body man for Stone pled and is telling all. The conspirators in this led by Stone and trump, includes Cruz, Hawley, Gaetz, Jordan. THE STONE PLAN🥴 https://t.co/YYq07J0I2j
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