No, that sentence above isn't parody although it reads like it. It is fact -- first reported by The New York Times on Saturday and then confirmed by CNN. That actually happened. In the United States of America. In 2021 (and in late 2020). Which is absolutely terrifying. What's stunning to me is that this isn't a bigger story. Yes, I understand it's a summer weekend. And that the country is finally beginning to emerge from 16 months of lockdowns due to the Covid-19 pandemic. And that stories about Trump (and his top allies) pushing the bounds of acceptable conduct became so common in the last four years that we may have lost our ability to be shocked by, well, anything the former President and his backers do or did. I get it! And yet, consider, again, what we are talking about: The top aide to the President of the United States tried to get the head of the Department of Justice to launch investigations into appallingly ridiculous election fraud claims solely because the aforementioned President couldn't (and can't) accept that he lost the 2020 election...
STORY BY CHRIS CILLIZZA, CNN EDITOR-AT-LARGE
|No one should miss this Mark Meadows story. No one.||What's stunning to me is that this isn't a bigger story.|
Published on June 7, 2021 11:59 AM
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(CNN)In the final days of President Donald Trump's time in office, his chief of staff sent five emails to the acting attorney general designed to pressure the nation's top cop to investigate a series of ridiculous claims of election fraud in the 2020 election -- among them that Italy had deployed technology that somehow switched votes from Trump to Joe Biden.