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Thursday, January 07, 2021

Rudy Giuliani meant to call Sen. Tommy Tuberville to ask him to object to 10 states' electoral votes, to buy Team Trump more time. He accidentally left a voicemail on a different senator's phone. We have the audio.

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Perspective...

Another day, this story might be the day's headline.

It just shows how much destruction Pres Trump and his Republican enablers have done to the Country that this story remains buried in the day's news.


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-01-07 12:04 PM | Reply

What's important about the story isn't that Rudy called the wrong guy, but what he said to who he thought was the right guy. The perspective, which I think is relevant to Trump's frame of mind, is that he was trying to delay the Congressional certification yesterday of the EC's results in the hope that more Republicans would get onboard with sedition caucus, which would have caused more anger among his supporters and less confidence in November's results:

Senator Tuberville? Or I should say Coach Tuberville. This is Rudy Giuliani, the president's lawyer. I'm calling you because I want to discuss with you how they're trying to rush this hearing and how we need you, our Republican friends, to try to just slow it down so we can get these legislatures to get more information to you. And I know they're reconvening at 8 tonight, but it ... the only strategy we can follow is to object to numerous states and raise issues so that we get ourselves into tomorrow"ideally until the end of tomorrow.

I know McConnell is doing everything he can to rush it, which is kind of a kick in the head because it's one thing to oppose us, it's another thing not to give us a fair opportunity to contest it. And he wants to try to get it down to only three states that we contest. But there are 10 states that we contest, not three. So if you could object to every state and, along with a congressman, get a hearing for every state, I know we would delay you a lot, but it would give us the opportunity to get the legislators who are very, very close to pulling their vote, particularly after what McConnell did today. It angered them, because they have written letters asking that you guys adjourn and send them back the questionable ones and they'll fix them up.

So, this phone number, I'm available on all night, and it would be an honor to talk to you. Thank you.


#2 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-01-07 12:15 PM | Reply

Doesn't this sound like Rudy/Trump thought they were going to get some state officials to do what Trump wanted the GA officials to do, i.e., change the election results in their states:

"So if you could object to every state and, along with a congressman, get a hearing for every state, I know we would delay you a lot, but it would give us the opportunity to get the legislators who are very, very close to pulling their vote, particularly after what McConnell did today. It angered them, because they have written letters asking that you guys adjourn and send them back the questionable ones and they'll fix them up."

I think Trump really believed he could get Biden's victory overturned so that he could have a second term.

#3 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-01-07 12:23 PM | Reply

@#2 ... What's important about the story isn't that Rudy called the wrong guy, but what he said to who he thought was the right guy. ...

Agree completely.


In #1 I was just expressing my surprise that your comment was the only place I saw this story...

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-01-07 02:38 PM | Reply

So the EC was finally approved because Giuliani is incompetent.

#5 | Posted by danni at 2021-01-07 03:26 PM | Reply

When you hear Rudy say something like "...the only strategy we can follow is to object to numerous states and raise issues so that we get ourselves into tomorrow, ideally until the end of tomorrow." you can't help but wonder what he and Trump had/have planned for tonight. And remember, this call took place AFTER the Capital had been attacked so they were still working-on some sort of a scheme to subvert the will of the people, even after it was obvious that Trump was will to stop at nothing, including burning down Washington, if it came to that.

OCU

#6 | Posted by OCUser at 2021-01-07 04:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

@#6

It would not surprise me at all if there were more planning by the Trump team serving as the impetus behind this insurrection attempt.

I'm starting to see little things that don't add up, such as what you mention in #6.

Then there is the lack of a significant law enforcement presence in spite of of the insurrectionists telling of ther plans on social media weeks ahead of time ( www.propublica.org ).

I really think there is more to be revealed.

#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-01-07 07:10 PM | Reply

@#7

There's also this...

Erica Newland, Office of Legal Counsel at the Justice Department from 2016-18
www.nytimes.com
"Mr. Trump readily volunteered that his agenda was to disassemble our democracy."


#8 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-01-07 07:16 PM | Reply

@#7

And this...

Some among America's military allies believe Trump deliberately attempted a coup and may have had help from federal law-enforcement officials
www.businessinsider.com

#9 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-01-07 07:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Rudy is in so deep it's not even funny. Well, it's kind of funny, but not funny, you know?

#10 | Posted by cbob at 2021-01-07 10:41 PM | Reply

#9

The police opened up the barricades for them.

Just sayin'

#11 | Posted by bocaink at 2021-01-08 02:06 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The Capitol Police didn't look very impressive out there. They looked more like school crossing guards. That surprised me considering their job description. They didn't seem to have much in the way of protective gear. There's a photo of one of them wearing what looked like his own bicycle helmet.

#12 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-01-08 04:43 AM | Reply

Apart form Trump, can anyone come out worse from this mess than Giuliani? I wouldn't hire this clown to clean the latrines at Louisiana State Penitentiary.

#13 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2021-01-08 11:33 AM | Reply

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