Donald Trump, Jr., the oldest son of the twice-impeached ex-president who lost the popular vote twice, is more than just a Twitter troll. According to texts uncovered by the Jan. 6 committee from Junior to Mark Meadows, Trump’s then chief of staff, Junior is also a mastermind and political puppeteer who can “control” all paths to the White House.
SCOOP: Donald Trump Jr texted Mark Meadows on Nov. 5, 2020 — before election was called — pushing ideas to ensure 2nd term for his father, per records given to 1/6 committee.
— Zachary Cohen (@ZcohenCNN) April 8, 2022
Just two days after the November 3, 2020 election, before the race had ever been called for the eventual winner, Joe Biden, Trump, Jr. had a plan to thwart the certification of a potential Biden victory. In a number of steps laid out to Meadows for preventing the certification, Junior said that there were “multiple paths,” and that Trump and the GOP had control over every one of them.
CNN reports that the text said:
‘It’s very simple. We have multiple paths We control them all…We have operational control Total leverage.’
Although Junior’s lawyer told reporters that the message was most likely one sent by someone else to the eldest Trump child and forwarded on to Meadows, the strategy involved in the steps he laid out are still those he felt were worth suggesting to a Republican serving in a federal office. The strategy was to do…exactly what ended up being done to try to subvert the election and stage a coup.
‘Specifically, Trump Jr. previews a strategy to supplant authentic electors with fake Republican electors in a handful of states. That plan was eventually orchestrated and carried out by allies of the former President, and overseen by his then-attorney Rudy Giuliani.’
Those fake electors were real and they submitted fake documents certifying the election as a win for Trump and Mike Pence. Now, Trump, Jr.’s prior knowledge will add a new layer for the investigative committee to uncover.
Twitter had a big reaction to the story of Junior’s potentially criminal texts. Read some of their comments below: