Former President Donald Trump’s lawyers met with Fulton County Georgia prosecutors recently in a voter fraud probe involving the Republican leader.
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow broke the story Monday evening, and she said that the meeting involved the phone calls that Trump made to the governor and secretary of state demanding that they change the 2020 election results.
The calls, which were recorded and released to the press, revealed Trump’s demand, “I just want to find 11,780 votes.”
Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger was told by the president this total represented “one more than we have” and then claimed the votes must be found because “we won.”
Maddow then connected the dots between the meeting between Trump’s lawyers and Fulton County prosecutors with a Dec. 2021 statement in which Trump railed against unspecified “prosecutors.”
“All the Democrats want to do is put people in jail. They are vicious, violent and Radical Left thugs,” Trump said in his statement. “They are destroying people’s lives, which is the only thing they are good at.”
“This seemed particularly unhinged even for him,” commented Maddow.
See Maddow’s report below:
Trump’s lawyers met with Georgia prosecutors in fraud case — and an unhinged statement followed
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Returning from his COVID-19 infection, NBC late-night host Seth Meyers did a show remotely in which he completely eviscerated Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) after a humiliating interview on the Fox network.
“Now, I had a terrible week,” Meyers said after taking a week off. “But the one silver lining was, at no point during the week was I Ted Cruz.”
Cruz had called the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol an example of domestic terrorism, which according to the definition by the FBI is an accurate one. That triggered his colleagues, Republican voters and right-wing media. One such person was Tucker Carlson, who hammered Cruz on his show. Crus was then forced to “grovel and debase himself,” Meyers said.
“It was so pathetic I honestly thought I was delirious from COVID,” he continued. “But it turns out it was real and I was just delirious from my horse pudding.”
“Wow, I knew Ted had a thing for self-humiliation, but that is next level. Imagine begging for forgiveness from a cable news host while he sits there with that look he always has on his face,” Meyers mocked. He noted that Cruz looked about as pathetic as someone trying to remember the “other guy” from the 80s band Wham.
He went on to describe it as being like “one of those cable news segments where a reporter willingly gets tasered just to show everyone how bad it is.” What made it even worse. for Cruz is that he tweeted the video of the embarrassing appearance, which Meyers said was a little like “posting a video of yourself landing nards-first on a handrail during a skateboard fail with the caption: ‘Check out how epic this is!'”
He closed by comparing Cruz to the core of Republican Politics in 2022.
“You have to prove to the base that you have no dignity, that you’re willing to humiliate yourself for them and that there’s nothing too pathetic for you to do in order to win their favor,” he said.
See the video below and watch Ted Cruz’s humiliation here.
Ted Cruz Humiliates Himself by Groveling to Tucker Carlson on Fox News: A Closer Look
On Monday’s edition of CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” former Tea Party Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) disagreed with former Rep. Mia Love (R-UT) about the future of their longtime party.
“The Republican Party is a cult,” said Walsh. “I know a lot of people say that but what does that mean? That means they are all beholden to Donald Trump. And — and the base of the party, which is beholden to Trump. And as a cult, you can’t speak the truth. Look at Mike Pence. Look at all the — the — the supplicating he did to Donald Trump for four or five years. And then, on January 6th, Anderson, he does his constitutional duty and as far as the Republican Party base is concerned, he’s done.”
“I do disagree with the cult statement,” said Love. “I’m still a member of the Republican Party. I’m not abdicating my position. As a matter of fact, um, if you look at the former president’s numbers and the support that he has, it’s actually going down … I think the American people are looking for leaders that are going to say this is — I want you to prevent this from happening, again.”
“Anderson, I respect the heck out of Mia Love but the fact is if — if you don’t say Donald Trump won the election … you can’t get elected as a Republican,” said Walsh. “If you say January 6th was a violent attempt to overthrow the election — if you say that truth, Anderson — there is no way, on God’s green earth, as a Republican, you could win that.”
“I mean, look at Ted Cruz,” agreed Cooper. “Look at Ted Cruz just saying the word ‘terrorist’ about people who attacked police officers on the day of the insurrection. And he gets, you know, a starring role in the way he didn’t want on Tucker Carlson’s show, and had done probably severe damage to himself but we shall see. We shall see if support is fading.”
Joe Walsh and Mia Love debate GOP’s future
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) announced that he would be running for a third term, despite taking a term limits pledge. But according to one local Wisconsin reporter, Republicans wish that Johnson would fade away into retirement.
MSNBC host Chris Hayes recalled some of Johnson’s greatest hits about the COVID-19 pandemic. While he’s pushed bogus treatments like hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin, he has also promoted mouth wash as a virus cure. Listerine was then forced to come out debunking Johnson’s claim.
Just last week, Johnson responded to WCPT News questions about the vaccine by saying, “Why do we think that we can create something better than God?”
Johnson’s polling is in the 30s and he’s become one of the least popular senators in his home state.
“And as a result, he’s giving a lot of Republicans a heart attack,” said Ruth Conniff, the editor in chief of The Wisconsin Examiner. “Not only are Democrats excited to run against Johnson, Republicans will say privately that they really, really hoped he would not run. They had some other people who were a little more normal that they had in mind, including Mike Gallagher, Congressman from Green Bay, who is very personable, presents well, seems kind of moderate. The problem for Johnson is the softening of support for Trump in the suburbs in Wisconsin, which helped defeat Trump here in 2020. Those are the people that Johnson needs. And yet, Johnson is doubling down on all the positions that the suburban women, who turned against Trump, really don’t like. All the anti-vaccine stuff, the real extremism.”
However, Johnson doesn’t seem that concerned about reelection. The Cook Political Report has ranked Johnson as the only Republican incumbent thus far that is a “toss-up.”
See the interview below:
Republicans wish Ron Johnson would go away