Why the Secret Service Texts May Be the Key to Prosecuting Trump

Finding those Secret Service texts could actually be the difference between Trump winning the 2024 presidency or Trump being sentenced in 2024.

According to Hayes:

Well, there are even more missing texts.

The Washington Post now reporting that text messages related to January 6 from Donald Trump’s acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Chad Wolf, and acting Deputy Secretary, Ken Cuccinelli, have vanished. That’s in addition to all the Secret Service text messages related to the 6th that have also gone missing. For an ostensibly apolitical organization like the Secret Service, this has become an enormous scandal. And this is the latest in Trump’s attempt to overturn the will of voters, to end American democracy.”

Similar to the military, anytime there is a significant event that impacts the Secret Service’s mission, there will be an after-action report that will require every scintilla of evidence that exists. Communication between agents is not a scintilla. It is perhaps the key. And so why are they missing? It screams that the texts are evidence of a monstrous crime; thus, it’s better to take the chance of a felony for the destruction of government records.

“The January 6 Committee has provided quite a bit of evidence showing that Trump wanted to use the Secret Service as a personal armed guard. That he wanted to lead the mob personally to the Capitol, during insurrection, in order to … disrupt the peaceful transfer of power. And make that the final step and basically crown himself president again. And he wanted the Secret Service to help him. Now we know that Trump was aware of the fact that much of the mob was armed. Trump apparently wanted the Secret Service to remove the metal detectors at the speech on the ellipse, where he incited the riot.”

Texts would be the final proof needed as to Trump’s motivation, far stronger than eye-witness testimony. And then the ultimate point, the key to everything.

“All this speaks, of course, to how central the Secret Service was to the full picture of Donald Trump’s attempted coup. We know they were deeply involved in tracking, and planning, for both Trump and Pence during, before, and after the insurrection. But despite this, it appears the January 6 committee knows surprisingly little about the Secret Service’s internal deliberations from that time. When the agents were doing and saying. Last month, for example, committee member Congressman Stephanie Murphy from Florida, said that Tony Ornato is a key figure because he served as both a deputy White House chief of operations and head of Trump’s Secret Service detail, and was not forthcoming to his testimony with the committee. Especially compared to Mark Meadows aide, Cassidy Hutchinson.

And it all speaks to why the Secret Service may have decided, “We have to just swallow how awful it looks and delete this now.” Because if there is a text stating that Trump wants Pence out of the Capitol, now, perhaps dozens of people face prison, including Trump.

Yes, such a prosecution would likely throw the country into violence. But not prosecuting Trump throws the country into a situation where one can literally almost kidnap the Vice-President (If the evidence proves so), and not face any consequences. If one doesn’t face those consequences, the country is no longer a democracy. Democracies don’t give people a free shot at a coup.

 

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