(Fwrd Axis) — Text messages between former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and allies of former President Donald Trump days following the 2020 election offer new insight on how far Trump went to try and remain in power.
The texts, first obtained by CNN, show how far the Trump White House and its allies tried to go to overturn the 2020 election. Meadows repeatedly tried to contact Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and Donald Trump aide Jason Miller attempted to try and get other aides to get on board with conspiracy theories.
“Lots there re: functionality problems, not much there on Dem/Soros conspiracy connections,” Miller texted Meadows. “Will defer to you on whether or not to share full report with POTUS. POTUS is clearly hyped up on them, not just from his tweets, but he also called me and Justin separately last night to complain.”
Businessman Mike Lindell, better known as the “MyPillow Guy” confirmed that he sent a text message to Meadows, which was published by CNN, which included a PDF file with unfounded claims about Russia and China hacking the voting machines.
Meadows responded, “I am not an attorney. I don’t have the expertise to weigh in on any of this,” according to Lindell.
Meadows texted Raffensperger again in December, a full month following the election: “mr Secretary. Can you call the White House switchboard at 202 757 6000. For a call. Your voicemail is full.”
However, Raffensperger believed the message wasn’t genuine — possibly a prank — and didn’t respond, according to a statement from his spokesperson.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) texted Meadows saying they had to “get organized for the 6th.”
“I would like to meet with Rudy Giuliani again. We didn’t get to speak with him long. Also anyone who can help. We are getting a lot of members on board. And we need to lay out the best case for each state,” Greene wrote.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) texted Meadows, advising that then-Vice President Mike Pence “should call out all electoral votes that he believes are unconstitutional as no electoral votes at all — in accordance with guidance from founding father Alexander Hamilton and judicial precedence.”
Days before Joe Biden’s inauguration, Greene texted Meadows on Jan. 17, 2021, to say some lawmakers were saying Donald Trump should call for martial law.