Mark Meadow attempts to manage the selling of his book while maintaining Trump’s approval. That is proving to be an unattainable goal. Additionally, he is trying to stay out of jail for his part in attempting to overturn the 2020 presidential election in favor of Trump. In a Dec. 8th article in Rolling Stone Magazine, Meadows is quoted as saying, ” I Love It” in response to a message from a member of Congress who proposed a “highly controversial” plan to overturn the election results by appointing alternate electors in certain states.” Meadows was also sent a 38-page PowerPoint document which “recommended that Mr. Trump declare a national emergency to delay the certification of the election results and included a claim that China and Venezuela had obtained control over the voting infrastructure in a majority of states.” These kinds of corrupt schemes by officials who supported the coup attempt should have concerned Meadows and caused outrage by Republicans, but instead, the party keeps an open mind when it comes to ways they can engage in election-stealing.
Meadows has handed over thousands documents to the Jan. 6th Committee, including texts that incriminate him as being a key player in the attempt to overturn the election and illegally reinstate Donald Trump as president. He is ignoring the proven, court-ruled reality that Trump suffered the largest popular vote loss of any candidate in U.S. history. Meadows, Trump and other Republicans engaged in a “coup attempt” which the Constitution names as a treasonist act punishable either by death or prison. Is Mark Meadows the next person’s life to be ruined in the name of the most un-American president in the history of the United States?
There is no excuse for the democratic-led Department of Justice to be timid about charging a former president and his top administration officials for crimes against democracy. It’s been done before. President Nixon resigned from office to avoid prosecution for his involvement in the Watergate scandal and in the aftermath of his resignation, the political crime continued to claim victims with the final count of casualties and prosecutions being:
- one presidential resignation
- one vice-presidential resignation – although Agnew’s crimes were unrelated to Watergate
- 40 government officials indicted or jailed
- H.R. Haldeman and John Erlichman (White House staff), resigned 30 April 1973, subsequently jailed
- John Dean (White House legal counsel), sacked 30 April 1973, subsequently jailed
- John Mitchell, Attorney-General and Chairman of the Committee to Re-elect the President (CREEP), jailed
- Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy (ex-White House staff), planned the Watergate break-in, both jailed
- Charles Colson, special counsel to the President, jailed
- James McCord (Security Director of CREEP), jailed
Why has prosecuting a sitting or former president or other government officials who commit federal crimes become taboo? Is that a danger sign that the Justice Department has become over-politicized or weak defending the Constitution? The January 6th Committee is on a patriotic, bipartisan fact-finding mission to hold everyone accountable who participated in the attempt to stop the peaceful transfer of power and reinstate a former, electorally defeated ex-president back into office. Millions of Americans approve of Trump’s attempt to overturn the election based on the ” big lie” conspiracy theory to keep their party in power and to please Trump, who, based on a quote by radio personality Howard Stern, is said to have little respect or interest for the type of people who make up his base.
The cult of Trump supporters is strangely enamored with this aged, overweight, insecure, incompetent, criminally-inclined, dishonest embarrassment to the United States presidency. This loyalty to Trump, despite his disastrous job performance, will be studied for years by social scientists. Meadows, a self-imposed victim of Trump, has released incriminating information that he admits is not protected by executive privilege. He is also suing the Committee, falsely claiming corporate ownership excuses him from testifying. It appears he may have been chosen to be the Trump-appointed ringleader of the coup attempt and may take the fall while Trump rolls onto another golf course, shielded by his cowardly sycophants. However, the insurrection is considered a more dangerous, criminal stain on American politics than Watergate and Nixon and his crew ended up politically ruined and donning the orange jumpsuit. So there is hope that justice will be served and democracy will survive, despite 50% of the Republican Party’s descent into corruption and the other 50% silent and complicit.