This week, one of the more important stories was the leaking of Mark Meadows’ texts during the January 6 riot.
Pelosi’s committee hoped the texts would prove collusion on Trump’s part, but it seems to have done the complete opposite.
After seeing the texts, it seems very apparent nobody in the Trump camp had any idea what was going to go down on January 6.
Either Meadows and company were pulling off the biggest scam of a lifetime or they clearly had no idea what was about to happen on January 6.
I am going to vote for the latter based on the language of the texts.
One of the most damning texts in terms of the committee linking Trump to the riot came from Donald Trump Jr.
At one point, Trump Jr. reportedly texted Meadows, who was serving as Trump’s chief of staff at the time, “We need an Oval Office address. He has to lead now. It has gone too far and gotten out of hand.”
If one person in Trump’s camp would have known about a plan, it would have been Trump Jr.
The panic in that text clearly shows he did not.
The texts also show that the entire Trump camp was trying to figure out the best way to respond, so they were all caught by surprise here.
At this point, the only thing Democrats have on Trump was that he did not respond quickly enough for them, but that is about it.
This all may be for naught anyway if the Meadows’ lawsuit is successful.
Among other points of contention, Meadows claims that since the committee did not follow its own rules regarding its formation, any subpoenas ordered are void.
Regardless, Pelosi and company clearly did not get what they had hoped from these text messages.