A pretty light load, as is often the case on Sunday mornings. Stacey Lennox at PJ Media thinks Republicans Show Real Backbone In Blocking January 6th Commission Political Theater, but at the WaPoo, Kathleen Parker has an opinion (which are like assholes; everyone has one) The anti-elite elites who want to thwart a Jan. 6 commission. And to think, she get gets paid to write this dreck. Fox highlights the 11 senators were totally absent from Jan. 6 commission vote, "Two Democrats and nine Republicans missed the Friday vote."
At the Lawfare homeground, Law&Crime, ‘2 If By Sea’: Oath Keepers Messages Shed New Light on Alleged Plot to Storm D.C. With Guns by Way of Potomac
Hours before Senate Republicans killed an independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6th siege, federal prosecutors disclosed communications about how Oath Keepers allegedly plotted to storm Washington, D.C. with guns by boat by way of the Potomac River.
Those discussions became public in a filing seeking to maintain the strict pretrial release conditions of Oath Keepers member Thomas Caldwell, whom prosecutors allege organized a group of militia members on “standby with guns in a hotel across the river.” In the brief, prosecutors also alleged that a message from the militia’s leader described a “worst case scenario” where former President Donald Trump “calls us up as part of the militia to to assist him inside DC.”
Pulling a line from one of the immortal verses of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the extremist group’s Florida chapter leader Kelly Meggs allegedly imagined the militia members as the modern day equivalent of their American colonial forebears.
“1 if by land,” Meggs allegedly wrote in an encrypted message on the group’s Signal channel, quoting Longfellow’s 1861 poem “Paul Revere’s Ride.”
“North side of Lincoln Memorial,” Meggs’s message continued, according to the government. “2 if by sea[,] Corner of west basin and Ohio is a water transport landing !!”
The alleged Oath Keepers plot to ferry heavy weapons across the Potomac River on a boat was previously reported by the New York Times in February, but prosecutors first made new evidence supporting that claim public on the day Trump’s Republican Party blocked independent scrutiny into the attack.
Clearly, they don't know the Potomac in DC is one of the most heavily patrolled waterways in the country. Do we need more evidence that some of these guys were living in a fantasy?
And Georgia's Fulton County keeps making news. Sundance at CTH, Fulton County Ballot Update – County Officials Hire Criminal Defense Attorneys, ie Lawfare, as President Trump Releases Statement
Fulton County, Georgia, election officials are attempting to avoid an audit of 147,000 absentee ballots. President Trump asks the following: “Why are the Radical Left Democrats in Georgia fighting so hard that there not be a Forensic Audit of 150,000 absentee ballots in Fulton County? There can be only one reason, and that is because they know the vote was corrupt and the audit will show it. Republicans must fight hard and win!”
With witness affidavits saying there was something very wrong about the absentee ballots in Fulton County, a Georgia judge granted plaintiff Garland Favorito with authorization for an audit of the physical ballots and high-resolution scanned images. However, the County officials, the Election Board as a whole and the individual members, are all pointing fingers at each-other saying the lawsuit has identified the wrong defendant.
Plaintiff Garland Favorito appeared this morning for an interview on the current status with Monica Perez. Mr. Favorito explains the current status of the ballot audit as the previously authorized review has been suspended for 30 days pending the outcome of obtuse legal arguments about who is the right defendant.
Dan Chaitin at WaEx, Trump issues rally call after judge cancels meeting to discuss Georgia ballot review
Former President Donald Trump encouraged Republicans to keep up the fight as he interpreted a push to stop a judge's order allowing an inspection of 147,000 mail-in ballots cast in the 2020 election in Fulton County, Georgia, as evidence of corruption.
He released a statement on Friday after Superior Court Judge Brian Amero canceled a meeting to discuss plans for the review to give him time to consider and rule on motions filed by attorneys for Fulton County to dismiss the overarching lawsuit in which voters sued for access to look for evidence of fraud in November's election. A hearing on the motions has been scheduled for June 21, according to GPB News.
"Why are the Radical Left Democrats in Georgia fighting so hard that there not be a Forensic Audit of 150,000 absentee ballots in Fulton County? There can be only one reason, and that is because they know the vote was corrupt and the audit will show it. Republicans must fight hard and win!" Trump said in a message shared by his Save America PAC.
And nothing suspicious here, from sundance, Newsmax Correspondent Reports Alarm Sounds Today in Building Holding Fulton County Ballots for Audit – Building Found Wide Open
Is someone tampering with the evidence, or just trying to cast doubt on the audit to come.
Scoop: Attorney dealing with Fulton County GA on audit of more than 145k ballots from 2020 election tells me that alarm went off today at secure building where ballots were kept. The building was found left wide open & unattended.— Emerald Robinson ✝️ (@EmeraldRobinson) May 30, 2021
"As a result of our review, the FBPAC Board has decided to resume contributions, but not to any members of Congress who voted against certifying the 2020 election following the events at the Capitol on January 6," Rice said in an internal memo. "While a contribution to a candidate for office does not mean that we agree with every policy or position that a candidate may espouse, we believe this decision is appropriate given the unprecedented events in January."Will they apply this in hindsight to the Democrats who voted not to certify Trump or Bush? Of course not.
Rebecca Downs at Town Hall reports on Chuck Schumers plan to take over America: Chuck Schumer Announces Timeline for Key Legislation to Upend Elections. Week of June 21, while WaPoo whines that Democrats grapple with the enemy within: What to do about the filibuster rule that could kill their agenda and that Texas Senate approves stringent voting restrictions after all-night debate. Any attempt to limit Democrat election fraud must be termed a restriction.
“What happened at the Capitol was a bad riot..”— Acyn (@Acyn) May 29, 2021
“Woah Rick, Bad Riot? Come on” pic.twitter.com/v2FErvVarn