WaPo Exposed The “Chilling” Text Message A GOP Lawmaker Reportedly Sent To Mark Meadows At Trump White House Just Days Before The Capitol Attack: “If POTUS Allows This To Occur…”

"Particularly foreboding."

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One Washington Post reporter has recently exposed a text message sent to former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows at the Trump White House, by a Republican member of the ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus that has been labeled “chilling” and “particularly foreboding” as it seems to outline the individual’s advanced knowledge of now former President Donald Trump’s plan with regard to January 6th.

According to the Post, then Chief of Staff Mark Meadows received a particularly unsettling text message (among the many he allegedly received in the days leading up to and on January 6th) from an unnamed Republican lawmaker, reading, “If POTUS allows this to occur… we’re driving a stake in the heart of the federal republic.”

Speaking on MSNBC following the WaPo report, journalist for the publication, Carol Leonnig, stated that the “particularly foreboding” text messages certainly raises numerous, serious questions, especially with regard to the potential of premeditation on Donald Trump’s part.

“What exactly did that Freedom Caucus member mean by ‘this’? she questioned.

Leonnig did note that it was possible that the lawmaker was referring to the then-outgoing-president’s pressure on his VP Mike Pence to refuse to certify the results of the Electoral College votes in an effort to help Trump overturn the 2020 presidential election — a move Pence infamously refused to take part in.

“But what else could the ‘this’ be?” the journalist went on to muse. “How grim and chilling a piece of information is this, if this lawmaker knew something Donald Trump was plotting beyond what we all know now?”

Jaqueline Alemany, the lead author of the Washington Post report on the text message, also discussed the unsettling findings with MSNBC’s Alex Wagner:

To be frank, this could be huge. Absolutely huge.

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