This Happened THREE YEARS AGO TODAY

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From the White House switchboard records of January 5, 2021:

This was the evening before Trump’s mob stormed the Capitol and it was while
Trump was still trying to convince Vice President Pence to stop the electoral
vote count.

As
I wrote 2 years ago, CNN had some
context:

The committee also released call logs from the days leading up to January 6,
2021 painting a fuller picture of who the former president was speaking to
as he and his allies were plotting for him to stay in office, the first time
the panel is releasing White House call logs in their entirety.

The logs have been crucial to the panel’s investigation in piecing together
a timeline of events. While the log for January 6 has a seven-hour gap, the
committee has gone to great lengths to fill in that part of the timeline
through witness interviews and other records.

The day before the US Capitol attack, Trump spoke to then-Vice President
Mike Pence. After that conversation, Trump spoke with Pennsylvania state
Sen. Doug Mastriano, who helped fuel Trump’s election lies in the state, and
then the switchboard operator left a note “that Senator Douglas Mastriano
will be calling in for the Vice President.”

And then there’s
this from CNN:

Mastriano and Finchem signed a letter to former Vice President Mike Pence on
January 5, 2021, asking him to delay certification of the electoral results on
January 6.  

This letter.

Curious thing about the “research” presented to the VP attached to this letter
signed by (among many others) PA State Senator Doug Mastriano: It came from
something called “The Amistad Project.”

Take a look at this from
The Washington Post:

A conservative legal organization that has filed lawsuits challenging
the election results in five states has a tie to President Trump’s
legal team, raising questions about the independence of what has
appeared to be an endeavor separate from the president’s last-gasp
legal maneuvering.

Senior Trump campaign legal adviser Jenna Ellis serves as special
counsel to the Thomas More Society, which has filed lawsuits through
the newly formed Amistad Project alleging problems with the vote in
Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

The Thomas More Society confirmed her relationship to the group but said
she is playing no role in its election-related activities.

Some more info on Jenna:

Jenna Ellis, an attorney who served as an adviser on former
President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign, pleaded guilty to a single count
in the case brought by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis over
alleged efforts to reverse the outcome of the 2020 election.

Court
filings showed Ellis agreed Monday to plead guilty to one felony charge
of aiding and abetting false statements and writing. She appeared
before Fulton County Superior Court Scott McAfee for her plea hearing
Tuesday, and she agreed to serve five years probation, pay $5,000 in
restitution, and complete 100 hours of community service.

And just a little more:

Doug Mastriano, the Republican nominee for governor in Pennsylvania, has appointed Jenna Ellis,
a former lawyer for the Trump campaign who worked to overturn the 2020
election, as a senior legal adviser, his campaign announced on Monday.

Amazing the connections Doug has to Trump’s attempted coup, isn’t it?

But back to the late night call between State Senator Doug Mastriano and then-occupant (now under multiple indictments) Donald Trump.

Senator, I’ll ask again:

What did you two talk about?

Won’t anyone else ask Doug this question?

UPDATE: I counted the years wrong. Oops. 



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