Mark Meadows’ Texts Show Evidence of ‘Attempted Coup’

A former technical adviser to the January 6 committee said texts former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows turned over provide “irrefutable” proof of a plot to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

Denver Riggleman, a former Republican congressman, said Meadows’ texts showed a “roadmap” for how allies of former President Donald Trump were trying to overturn the election.

“It showed actually the evolution of the beginning arguments from alternate electors all the way through rally planning, all the way to day of,” Riggleman said on CBS News’ “60 Minutes” on Sunday. 

This is not the first text of Meadows that has been called into question. There are many messages that Meadows received in the days after the election, including one from Donald Trump Jr. in which he explained alternate electors’ plan that would allow his father to win pending Congress’s actions on January 6. 

Meadows also received texts about how to address the “stolen” election from people like MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell and GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. 

The interview comes as the January 6 committee prepares for its upcoming public hearing on Wednesday. 

The January 6 committee did not take the weekend off ahead of the hearing. Over the weekend, the select committee subpoenaed Wisconsin’s House Speaker Robin Vos for testimony about a July phone call with former President Donald Trump.

The deadline to speak to them is short. He must testify today. 

Vos over the weekend filed a federal suit to block the subpoena, saying it did not give him enough notice and oversteps the select committee’s authority. 

The Jan. 6 select committee hearing has a 1 p.m. public hearing set for Wednesday, what’s expected to be the last one before Election Day as the panel wraps up its probe on the Capitol attack and Donald Trump’s related bid to subvert the 2020 election.

“The Meadows text messages show you an administration that was completely eaten up with a digital virus called QAnon and conspiracy theories: an apocalyptic, messianic buffoonery. You can look at the text messages as that roadmap, but it’s also a look into the psyche of the Republican party today,” Riggleman said.

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