Gee, I wonder why pro-sedition Republicans and their supporters are so anxious about the 1/6 inquiry?
They called it the “command center,” a set of rooms and suites in the posh Willard hotel a block from the White House where some of President Donald Trump’s most loyal lieutenants were working day and night with one goal in mind: overturning the results of the 2020 election.
The Jan. 6 rally on the Ellipse and the ensuing attack on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob would draw the world’s attention to the quest to physically block Congress from affirming Joe Biden’s victory. But the activities at the Willard that week add to an emerging picture of a less visible effort, mapped out in memos by a conservative pro-Trump legal scholar and pursued by a team of presidential advisers and lawyers seeking to pull off what they claim was a legal strategy to reinstate Trump for a second term.
They were led by Trump’s personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani. Former chief White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon was an occasional presence as the effort’s senior political adviser. Former New York City police commissioner Bernard Kerik was there as an investigator. Also present was John Eastman, the scholar, who outlined scenarios for denying Biden the presidency in an Oval Office meeting on Jan. 4 with Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
Indeed, the latest stop on the John Eastman Rehabilition Tour is that so many people in Trump’s inner circle were involved with the sedition that it’s hard for him to keep track:
"I mean, there were so many people there trying to overthrow democracy, it's hard to remember just one person" is perhaps not the strongest defense. https://t.co/BHAgedTnS9— BloodSugarSethMasket 🎃 (@smotus) October 23, 2021
Anyway, I’m sure there is nothing to worry about in 2024 when Trump is the Republican nominee again.