As evidence is presented in front of the January 6th committee in Congress and released to the American people, a number of sitting members of Congress should be growing very nervous. After the founder of the “Stop the Steal” movement, a group who attempted to overturn a democratic election, a few of them should be even more afraid.
Ali Alexander told congressional investigators that he recalls “a few phone conversations” with Rep. Paul Gosar and had a text exchange with Rep. Mo Brooks. He also shared 1,500 texts with the committee. https://t.co/5iXc7BWS8T
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) December 18, 2021
The phone records of Congress members like Paul Gosar, Mo Brooks, and a number of others have already been subpoenaed, but the group’s founder has already turned over thousands of text messages and phone records to the committee. Both Gosar and Brooks are represented there, with Gosar in close communication just one day before the insurrection.
According to POLITICO:
‘Ali Alexander, who founded the pro-Trump “Stop the Steal” movement and attended the rally that preceded the Capitol attack, told congressional investigators that he recalls “a few phone conversations” with Rep. Paul Gosar and a text exchange with Rep. Mo Brooks about his efforts in the run-up to Jan. 6, his lawyers confirmed in a late Friday court filing.
‘Alexander also told the Jan. 6 House select committee that he spoke to Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) in person “and never by phone, to the best of his recollection,” his lawyers say.’
Ali Alexander claiming his records would reveal “privileged contact with people he spiritually advises.” Kimberly Guilfoyle congratulating him for being a leader on voting rights(!). Quite the 🧵. https://t.co/Qc77yC6j81
— Kim Masters (@kimmasters) December 18, 2021
It is no surprise that the more rabid Trump supporters in Congress – Brooks, Gosar, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Jim Jordan, Matt Gaetz, Lauren Boebert, Andy Biggs, Madison Cawthorne, Jody Hice, and Scott Perry – have already had their own communications subpoenaed. Although the lawmakers are resistant, communications keep popping up in other testimonies, including a text from Jordan to former chief of staff Mark Meadows, where he tried to lay out a plan to overthrow the election based on a phrase mentioned in the Constitution.
‘Per Alexander’s attorneys Jonathon Moseley and Paul Kamenar, members of Congress may have been on an organizing call with him in early January. Several were invited but he did not take attendance, the lawyers said. They also said Alexander “testified that he had phone conversations with Rep. Brooks’ staff about a ‘Dear Colleague’ letter and how his activists could be helpful.”’
Well holy shit, here's a very inconvenient detail:
Former head of Missouri GOP worked with ALI ALEXANDER to obtain a permit for a protest on Capitol grounds a short distance from Trump's rally…and claimed ONLY 50 PEOPLE WOULD BE THERE.
Bait and switch and treason. 🔥😠 pic.twitter.com/IWC68ExL1C
— Eric Garland (@ericgarland) December 11, 2021
Alexander is suing Congress to prevent the released of more of his phone records, saying those communications are privileged. It’s unlikely he’ll succeed in hiding those records, and with other members of the insurrectionist group already testifying in front of the committee, whatever he’s hiding will likely come to light despite his legal efforts.
‘Alexander also revealed in the filing that he gave the committee details of a call he had on the morning of Jan. 6 with Kimberly Guilfoyle, the girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr.
‘“The Select Committee asked him about this call. He stated that it was a short and pleasant call. Ms. Guilfoyle thanked Mr. Alexander for being a leader on voting rights and creating the ‘Stop the Steal’ movement,” Moseley indicated.’
Didn’t he help plan the January 6 activities? How is he the victim here?
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) December 14, 2021