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riversedge

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Fri Jun 7, 2024, 07:22 PM Jun 7

Despite claiming the opposite for years, new texts and emails show that Senator Ron Johnson and his top aide knew that.. [View all]




CBS News in Milwaukee has done some stellar reporting in going through newly released documents from a lawsuit settlement.

Despite claiming the opposite for years, new texts and emails show that Senator Ron Johnson and his top aide knew that the papers sent to his office on Jan. 6 had to do with Wisconsin's fake presidential electors.


Methinks Ron is gonna go through some things soon.

https://twittter.com/ArtCandee/status/1799150908279865701







Opinion | Sen. Ron Johnson's claim he knew nothing about a fake electors plot isn't believable


Text messages show that Johnson and his staff were told explicitly about the plot to deliver the fake electoral votes to Washington.

https://msnbc.com/opinion/msnbc-opinion/wisconsin-fake-electors-ron-johnson-rcna155927 via @msnbc



https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/msnbc-opinion/wisconsin-fake-electors-ron-johnson-rcna155927

June 7, 2024, 5:00 AM CDT
By Charles Sykes

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., reacted angrily to the news that Wisconsin’s attorney general, Josh Kaul, had filed criminal charges against three associates of former President Donald Trump for their alleged roles in the fake elector scheme. “Now Democrats are weaponizing Wisconsin’s judiciary,” Johnson posted on X. “Apparently conservative lawyers advising clients is illegal under Democrat tyranny. Democrats are turning America into a banana republic.”

Johnson has reason to sweat this one, because the criminal case is likely to bring renewed attention to his role in the attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

Johnson has reason to sweat this one, because the criminal case is likely to bring renewed attention to his role in the attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election and his shifting and inconsistent explanations. On Jan. 6, 2021, Johnson and his staff tried to hand fake electoral certificates to Vice President Mike Pence, but they were rebuffed. Johnson initially claimed he didn’t know about the plot, but recent documents — including text messages — show that Johnson and his staff were told explicitly about the plot to deliver the fake electoral votes.

On Tuesday, Wisconsin’s Department of Justice brought felony forgery charges against one of the architects of the plan, Kenneth Chesebro. That attorney already pleaded guilty in Georgia to participating in the illegal attempt in that state to overturn the election. Wisconsin prosecutors also charged Trump aide Mike Roman and attorney Jim Troupis, who represented Trump in Wisconsin during the 2020 election. Wisconsin is the fifth state to bring criminal charges in connection with the conspiracy to overturn Trump’s defeat.

The evidence supporting the Wisconsin charges is especially robust, given the volume of communications — text messages, emails, photos, videos and social media posts — that were gathered as part of an earlier civil lawsuit that unearthed more than 1,400 pages of documents related to the conspiracy. (That case was settled after the fake electors admitted they had signed a document that was “used as part of an attempt to improperly overturn the 2020 presidential election results.”).................

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I hope he is indicted soon! brer cat Jun 7 #1
If he is indicted it will have to be by Wisconsin gab13by13 Jun 7 #4
You spelt Maggots wrong. 3Hotdogs Jun 7 #8
I wonder, better minds might know Dan Jun 7 #16
Speech and Debate clause doesn't always work duckworth969 Jun 7 #18
In a just world orange jar Jun 7 #2
A big, fat K&R! This republican will face justice. It can't come soon enough! nt CaliforniaPeggy Jun 7 #3
If weaponizing means holding (R) coup plotters accountable for their actions ... aggiesal Jun 7 #5
More than a few Republicans in this Congress were engineers and facilitators OAITW r.2.0 Jun 7 #6
This house of turds is tumbling BaronChocula Jun 7 #7
Although I never thought it could happen... rubbersole Jun 7 #9
"Somebody tried to hand me something" isn't holding up. Harker Jun 7 #10
This message was self-deleted by its author Chin music Jun 7 #15
Hopefully it's Ron's time in the washing machine. paleotn Jun 7 #11
Of course he lied---he's a repuglikkkan lastlib Jun 7 #12
Fantabulous News. Somebody's in trouble BIGLY, NoMoreRepugs Jun 7 #13
All of the insurrectionists need to be excised from our government. Hermit-The-Prog Jun 7 #14
Get him! duckworth969 Jun 7 #17
Ron looks like the kind of criminal CEO or Senator from every 80's action movie, spudspud Jun 8 #19
So sick and tired of this Russian fuckstick Blue Owl Jun 8 #20
It was / is a Vast Right-wing Conspiracy. Give Peace A Chance Jun 8 #21
It's time to start going after members of Congress Emile Jun 8 #22
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