The January 6 committee selectively leaked Don Jr.’s text messages with Trump’s Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to CNN.
The text messages are completely benign and everything Don Jr says is well within his First Amendment right.
“We have operational control Total leverage,” a message from Don Jr. to Mark Meadows reads. “Moral High Ground POTUS must start 2nd term now.”
Two days after the 2020 presidential election, as votes were still being tallied, Donald Trump’s eldest son texted then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows that “we have operational control” to ensure his father would get a second term, with Republican majorities in the US Senate and swing state legislatures, CNN has learned.
In the text, which has not been previously reported, Donald Trump Jr. lays out ideas for keeping his father in power by subverting the Electoral College process, according to the message reviewed by CNN. The text is among records obtained by the House select committee investigating January 6, 2021.
“It’s very simple,” Trump Jr. texted to Meadows on November 5, adding later in the same missive: “We have multiple paths We control them all.”
In a statement to CNN, Trump Jr.’s lawyer Alan S. Futerfas said, “After the election, Don received numerous messages from supporters and others. Given the date, this message likely originated from someone else and was forwarded.”
This isn’t the first time Pelosi’s unconstitutional Jan. 6 Committee has released private text messages to the public.
The January 6 Committee previously leaked Ginni Thomas’ text exchanges with Mark Meadows to the Washington Post as her husband, Justice Clarence Thomas was hospitalized with an infection.
In December, Liz Cheney read Mark Meadows’ private text messages with Fox News hosts out loud.