America This Week | December 12, 2021

Luella Schmidt
5 min readDec 13, 2021

The January 6th Committee, Kanye, and Harbingers

From the front lines of the Disinformation War: A weekly news roundup for people fighting for the right to be self-governed.

The January 6th Committee

  • Trump’s Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows, had a PowerPoint presentation on his device explaining step-by-step how to overthrow the United States government. They were planning to declare martial law, have the Supreme Court suspend the constitution, and seize the government with military force. Seriously people. It’s in writing. These actions would have started a civil war, and still might. What in the actual fuck. Not surprisingly, Meadows halted his cooperation with the committee this week. They’ve got phone records. People are cooperating. If you’re following this at all, you can already see how bad things look — it was a straight-up coup attempt y’all. And public hearings are right around the corner. Shit’s about to get lit.
  • In the resolution to hold Meadows in contempt, issued by the House of Representatives: “Mr. Meadows sent an email to an individual about the events on January 6 and said that the National Guard would be present to ‘protect pro Trump people’ and that many more would be available on standby.” Holy shit.
  • Two of Trump’s top officials pleaded the 5th. Jeffrey Clark is a former official at the Department of Justice so apparently we had someone high up in the DOJ witnessing crimes to such a degree that he can’t talk about it without incriminating himself. That assumes he was ONLY witnessing and not actively participating and reporting tells us he sure seemed to be participating. The second official is John Eastman, one of the men who tried to convince Pence to break the law and overturn the election. “The mob takes the Fifth,” according to Trump. Roger Stone announced he will also be pleading the 5th.
  • Vice President Mike Pence’s Chief of Staff Marc Short is cooperating with the January 6th commission. In the days leading up to the attack, Trump banned Short from the White House for objecting to the pressure Trump’s team was putting on Pence to overthrow the election. Pence and his aides had to flee from rioters calling for his murder during the attack. They were locked out of their offices because their badges were deactivated that morning. We do not yet know who deactivated them.
  • Former DC National Guard official Colonel Earl Matthews issued a…



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