More than a year after the January 6 peaceful protests, a lot of reporters are publishing retrospective pieces and even books, trying to explain what happened. What those separate reporters don’t realize is that in digging into different aspects of that day, they’ve actually pieced together a criminal conspiracy of an attempted coup against President Trump.
This coup attempt was carried out by the FBI, Mike Pence and as we’ve just learned, Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) was heavily involved in the plot as well.
There’s now no doubt that agent provocateurs who were FBI employees and informants carried out the acts of violence and vandalism during the January 6, 2021 protest. Ray Epps encouraged protesters to go into the Capitol building and signaled the attackers who knocked a female police officer to the ground just moments before the “riot” started (while Trump was still delivering his speech).
Other FBI agents and informants have been identified as well. These were the people who were throwing punches at cops, throwing rocks and water bottles at cops, and breaking windows during the protest. Every Trump supporter who we’ve heard from about the protest was acting in self defense or in defense of women and elderly Trump supporters who were being viciously clubbed and attacked by cops in a coordinated sneak attack.
As for Mike Pence, one of his two role in the conspiracy was to publicly announce that he would not carry out his constitutional duty on January 6. I’ve written previously about the insane lengths that Pence went to in order to avoid rejecting the fraudulent electoral votes from Georgia, Wisconsin, Arizona, Pennsylvania and Nevada.
Because Pence had no legal basis for avoiding this constitutional duty, he sent his lawyers out to scour the earth and “find” a legal opinion refuting the constitutional plan. They settled on a retired judge in Colorado and had him create a Twitter account to send his made-up-on-the-spot “legal opinion” out on the morning of January 5th. Those tweets, which no one could have possibly read because the Twitter account was created that morning and had zero followers, was Pence’s “legal reasoning” for not discarding the fraudulent votes.
In addition to plagiarizing the retired judge’s tweets in a January 5 op-ed, Pence made sure to call multiple mainstream media outlets on the morning of January 6. He wanted to make sure that everyone would hear that he would not be carrying out his constitutional duty during Electoral College vote count.
This was the spark that enraged Trump supporters as they began their peaceful march toward the Capitol. It was the impetus for the FBI agents and informants to begin attacking cops and breaking into the Capitol.
And that’s when Lindsay Graham’s role in the coup attempt began. That’s according to a book called “This Will Not Pass” by a couple of New York Times reporters that just came out.
According to the book, Lindsay Graham began “furiously” calling the White House counsel and demanding that the Cabinet hold an immediate 25th Amendment vote to remove Trump from power. Since Trump wasn’t doing enough to “condemn the rioters” per Lindsay Graham’s wishes, he needed to be removed from office immediately.
The coup attempt must have fallen apart at that point, because Trump remained in office to finish out his term. Did a majority of Trump’s Cabinet balk at the idea of removing him? Did the Cabinet hold a vote and fail to get a majority of votes in favor of removing Trump? We still don’t know the answer to those questions.
The pieces of the puzzle are falling into place, though, aren’t they? Pence enrages Trump supporters by refusing to uphold the Constitution. The FBI sparks a “riot.” And then Lindsay Graham swoops in to try to get the 25th Amendment invoked.
Why did they attempt this? It’s not simply because they hate Donald Trump, which they do. And it wasn’t so that they could install Mike Pence in the White House for just 14 days before Biden’s fake inauguration.
They did it because Trump’s victory in the 2020 election was extraordinary. Barack Obama’s record of 69 million popular votes in 2008 was completely blown out of the water by Trump’s 2020 victory of 74 million. The coup plotters knew that after successfully stealing the 2020 election, they’d never be able to stop Trump by the same method if he runs in 2024. There’s no way they could get away with it.
The only ways to ensure that Trump cannot run in 2024 would have been to remove him from office under the 25th Amendment, or by impeaching him for sparking an insurrection.
As time goes by and reporters keep digging up these little facts, they are inadvertently showing exactly how and why January 6 really happened. I hope they keep digging. The more they uncover, the guiltier the coup plotters look to everyone.