WASHINGTON (Fwrd Axis) — Former President Donald Trump‘s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., texted then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows with details on how to overturn the 2020 election and give his father a second term, according to a CNN report on Friday.
The texts show Trump Jr. laying out plans to keep his father in power and secure a second term by subverting the Electoral College process. The House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021 insurrection on the U.S. Capitol has hundreds of texts provided by Meadows in its possession.
“It’s very simple,” Trump Jr. wrote in a text message to Meadows on November 5, 2020. “We have multiple paths We control them all.”
Trump Jr.’s lawyer released a statement, denying his client sent those messages.
“After the election, Don received numerous messages from supporters and others. Given the date, this message likely originated from someone else and was forwarded,” Alan S. Futerfas told CNN.
The news Donald Trump Jr.’s texts comes on the heels of lawyer John Eastman’s plan to overturn the election results and make Donald Trump the winner.
“This is what we need to do please read it and please get it to everyone that needs to see it because I’m not sure we’re doing it,” Trump Jr. wrote.
Trump Jr. went on to make points that several Trump officials and allies made for the next few months. He discussed filing lawsuits and advocating recounts in several states Biden won, preventing swing states from certifying their results, and put forth fake “Trump electors.”
If all that of that failed, the plan was to make GOP lawmakers in Congress vote to reinstall Trump as President on January 6.
“We have operational control Total leverage,” the message reads. “Moral High Ground POTUS must start 2nd term now.”
“Republicans control 28 states Democrats 22 states,” Trump Jr. said. “Once again Trump wins. We either have a vote WE control and WE win OR it gets kicked to Congress 6 January 2021.”
Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who texted Meadows nearly 30 times about Q-Anon conspiracy theories has also been collected by the committee.