New reporting reveals that two fake Trump electors were offered partial immunity as part of their cooperation with the DOJ’s Jan. 6 investigation, “which certainly signals an escalation in this portion of the inquiry,” says Chris Hayes.
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>> GOOD EVENING FROM NEW, YORK, I'm, CHRIS, HAYES., A, LOT, GOING, ON, ON, THIS, FRIDAY, NIGHT., TONIGHT, WE, HAVE, SOME, BIG, DEVELOPMENTS, IN, BOTH, THE, SPECIAL, COUNSEL, JACK, SMITH's, INVESTIGATIONS, INTO, DONALD, TRUMP, FIRST, IN, THE, DOCUMENTS, CASE., JUST, MINUTES, AGO, WE, LEARNED, THAT, SMITH, HAS, FILED, THREE, MOTIONS., HE's, ASKED, THAT, THE, EX, PRESIDENTS, TRIAL, DATE, ORIGINALLY, SET, FOR, THIS, AUGUST, BE, DELAYED, UNTIL, DECEMBER, 11TH, OF, THIS, YEAR., THAT, IS, TO, GIVE, THE, GOVERNMENT, MORE, TIME, TO, ADDRESS, PROCEDURES, INVOLVING, THE, CLASSIFIED, DOCUMENTS, THAT, ARE, CRUCIAL, TO, THE, PROSECUTIONS, ARGUMENT., SMITH, ALSO, REQUESTED, A, PRETRIAL, CONFERENCE, REGARDING, THOSE, COST, FIVE, DOCUMENTS., AND, SUBMITTED, A, SEALED, LIST, OF, WITNESSES, THAT, DONALD, TRUMP, AND, HIS, CO, DEFENDANT, WALT, NATALE, ARE, NOT, ALLOWED, TO, SPEAK, TO, PERSONALLY, PER, THE, TREE, ARMS, OF, THEIR, RELEASE, BEFORE, TRUMP., WE, ARE, ALSO, LOOKING, AT, A, MAJOR, DEVELOPMENT, IN, JACK, SMITH's, OTHER, CASE, RELATED, TO, JANUARY, 6TH., SPECIFICALLY, THE, SO-CALLED, FAKE, ELECTORS, SCHEME, WHICH, WAS, ONE, OF, MANY, TRIPS, -- TO, OVERTURN, THE, RESULTS, OF, THE, 2020, ELECTION., NBC, NEWS, HAS, PREVIOUSLY, REPORTED, THAT, TWO, OF, THE, FAKE, ELECTORS, FROM, NEVADA, TESTIFIED, BEFORE, JACKS, MITT's, FEDERAL, GRAND, JURY EARLIER THIS MONTH.
NOW THAT DETAIL ALONE IS PRETTY TELLING., INDICATING, THAT, SMITH, AND, HIS, TEAM, ARE, ACTIVELY, PURSUING, THE, FAKE, ELECTORS, AS, PART, OF, A, LARGER, INVESTIGATION, INTO, DONALD, TRUMP's, UNLAWFUL, ATTEMPTS, TO, STAY, IN, POWER, AFTER, HE, LOST, THE, ELECTION., BUT, A, NEW, TWIST, TODAY, THE, BRAND, NEW, REPORT, OUT, NOW, REVEALS, THESE, TO, FAKE, ELECTORS, WHO, TESTIFIED, WERE, OFFERED, PARTIAL, I'm, UNITY, AS, PART, OF, THEIR, COOPERATION, WITH, THE, INVESTIGATION., WHICH, CERTAINLY, SIGNALS, AN, ESCALATION, IN, THIS, PORTION, OF, THE, INQUIRY., TO, EXPLAIN, WHY, WE, SHOULD, FIRST, LOOK, AT, THE, BIGGER, PICTURE, OF, THE, WHOLE, FAKE, ELECTORS, SCHEME., I've, GOTTA, SAY, THERE, WERE, SO, MANY, PARALLEL, EFFORTS, TO, OVERTURN, THE, ELECTION, AND, KEEP, DONALD, TRUMP, AND, TOWER, UNLAWFULLY, AGAINST, THE, WILL, OF, THE, AMERICAN, PEOPLE., IT, CAN, BE, DIFFICULT, TO, KEEP, TRACK, OF, THEM, ALL., SO, IN, ORDER, TO, UNDERSTAND, THE, FAKE, ELECTORS, CAME, YOU, NEED, TO, BE, FAMILIAR, WITH, SOME, TECHNICAL, STUFF, ABOUT, HOW, THE, ELECTORAL, COLLEGE, WORKS., HERE's, HOW, CONGRESSMAN, ADAM, SCHIFF, EXPLAINED, IT, DURING, ONE, OF, THE, JANUARY, SIX, HEARINGS., >>, UNDER, A, CONSTITUTION, WHEN, WE, CAST, OUR, VOTES, FOR, PRESIDENT, WE, ARE, ACTUALLY, VOTING, TO, SEND, ELECTORS, PLEDGED, TO, OUR, PREFERRED, CANDIDATE TO THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE.
IN DECEMBER, THE ELECTORS IN EACH, STATE, MEET, CAST, THEIR, VOTES, AND, SEND, THOSE, VOTES, TO, WASHINGTON., THERE, IS, ONLY, ONE, LEGITIMATE, SLATE, OF, ELECTORS, FROM, EACH, STATE., ON, THE, SIXTH, DAY, OF, JANUARY, CONGRESS, MEETS, IN, A, JOINT, SESSION, TO, COUNT, THOSE, VOTES., AND, THE, WINNER, OF, THE, ELECTORAL, COLLEGE, VOTE, BECOMES, THE, PRESIDENT., >>, SO, IT's, A, WEIRD, PROCESS., I, THINK, WE, SHOULD, GET, RID, OF, IT., BUT, IT's, WHAT, WE've, GOT., SO, FOR, EXAMPLE, IN, 2020, WHEN, JOE, BIDEN, WON, THE, STATE, OF, NEVADA, FOR, INSTANCE, IN, ITS, SIXTH, ELECTORAL, VOTES, THE, STATES, SIX, BIDEN, ELECTORS, GOT, TOGETHER, IN, DECEMBER, AND, THEY, CERTIFIED, JOE, BIDEN's, VICTORY., >>, DEMOCRAT, JOE, BIDEN, NOW, OFFICIALLY, HAS, NEVADA, SIX, ELECTORAL, COLLEGE, VOTES., THIS, MORNING, NOW, THAT, IS, ELECTORS, MET, VIRTUALLY, AS, YOU, SEE, HERE, TO, COMPLETE, THE, PROCESS., ELECTORS, CAST, THEIR, BALLOTS, YOU, SEE, THERE, THEY, HELD, THEM, UP, SO, THEY, COULD, BE, SEEN, BY, EVERYBODY, WATCHING., IT's, ALL, A, CONSTITUTIONAL, PROCESS., IT's, TAKING, PLACE, TODAY, ALL, ACROSS, THE, COUNTRY., >>, -- THEY're, MEETING, VIA, ZOOM, SO, WHEN, THOSE, REAL, ELECTORS, WERE, FINISHED, TALLYING, THEY, THEN, SUBMITTED, THAT, DOCUMENT, YOU, SEE, ON, YOUR, SCREEN, WITH, THE SIGNATURES, RIGHT, THEY ALL SIGNED.
IT ATTESTING THAT JOE BIDEN, AND, KAMALA, HARRIS, WON, THEIR, STATES, SIX, ELECTORAL, COLLEGE, VOTES., NOW, THIS, HAPPENS, IN, SOME, FORM, OR, ANOTHER, IN, ALL, 50, STATES., OR, AT, LEAST, THAT, IS, WHAT's, SUPPOSED, TO, HAPPEN., BUT, TRUMP, AND, HIS, ALLIES, HAD, OTHER, PLANS., NOW, AMONG, THEIR, MANY, SCHEMES, TO, OVERTURN, THE, RESULTS, OF, THE, ELECTION, ONE, IN, WHICH, THEY, WOULD, -- THERE, WAS, ONE, IN, WHICH, THEY, WOULD, PROMOTE, FAKE, TRUMP, ELECTORS, IN, SEVEN, STATES, HE, ACTUALLY, LOST., AND, FOR, EACH, OF, THESE, SEVEN, STATES, THE, FAKE, TRUMP, ELECTORS, GOT, TOGETHER, AND, DID, THEIR, OWN, PRETEND, VERSION, OF, THE, REAL, THING., THEY, SIGNED, THEIR, OWN, FAKE, ATTESTATION, DECLARING, FALSELY, THAT, DONALD, TRUMP, AND, NOT, BIDEN, WON, THEIR, STATE., THE, PLAN, WAS, TO, THEN, SUBMIT, THESE, FAKE, ELECTORS, TO, MIKE, PANTS, ON, JANUARY, 6TH., WHERE, HE, HAD, A, FEW, DIFFERENT, OPTIONS, RIGHT?, HE, COULD, EITHER, ACCEPT, THE, FAKE, TRUMP, ELECTORS, INSTEAD, OF, THE, REAL, ONES, AND, DECLARE, TRUMP, THE, WINNER., OR, HE, COULD, SAY, OH, WELL, THERE's, A, CONFLICT, HERE., REALLY, WHO, IS, TO, SAY?, AND, SET, ASIDE, BOTH, THE, REAL, AND, THE, FAKE, ELECTORS, IN, THOSE, SEVEN, STATES., THEN, DECLARED, TRUMP, THE, WINNER.
THE OFFICIAL NEVADA GOP ACCOUNT ACTUALLY TWEETED OUT A PICTURE, OF, THEIR, STATES, FAKE, ELECTORS, CEREMONY., HERE, IS, THE, FAKE, DOCUMENT, THEY, PUT, TOGETHER., I, MEAN, IT's, A, REAL, DOCUMENT., BUT, IT's, FAKE, AND, WHAT, IT, SAYS., RECEIVED, BY, THE, U.S., NATIONAL, ARCHIVES., THEY, ACTUALLY, MAILED, IT, TO, THE, ARCHIVES., IN, THAT, DOCUMENT, THEY, ATTEST, THAT, THEY, AND, NOT, THOSE, FOLKS, WHO, SAW, IN, THE, ZOOM, CALL, A, MOMENT, AGO, ARE, THE, REAL, ALBRECHT, ARREST, FOR, THE, STATE, OF, NEVADA., AND, THAT, THEY, ARE, SUBMITTING, THEIR, SIX, ELECTORAL, VOTES, FOR, TRUMP, NOT, BIDEN., WAS, THAT, TRUE?, IT, WAS, NOT., SO, IT, SHOULD, BE, OBVIOUS, TO, ANYONE, PAYING, ATTENTION, THIS, SCHEME, WAS, AT, THE, VERY, BEST, LEGALLY, DUBIOUS., I, MEAN, YOU, CAN't, SWEAR, ON, A, PIECE, OF, PAPER, AND, MISREPRESENT, YOURSELF, FOR, THE, GOVERNMENT, AS, ELECTORAL, COLLEGE, ELECTOR, WHEN, YOU're, NOT, AN, ELECTORAL, COLLEGE, ELECTOR., IT, SEEMS, LIKE, SOME, OF, THE, FAKE, ELECTORS, ACTUALLY, KNEW, THIS, TO., LISTEN, TO, THIS., TWO, SLATES, OF, THE, FAKE, ELECTORS, THE, ONES, FROM, PENNSYLVANIA, AND, NEW, MEXICO, THEY, WERE, ACTUALLY, SMART, ENOUGH, TO, HEDGE, THEIR, BETS., BOTH, GROUPS, ADDED, CAVEATS, TO, THEIR, FAKE, DOCUMENTS., A, TESTING, THEY, ARE, ONLY, GOING, TO, REPRESENT, THEMSELVES, AS TRUMP ELECTORS IF THE RESULTS OF THE ELECTION WERE OVERTURNED, IN, THEIR, RESPECTIVE, STATES., AS, A, NEW, MEXICO, FAKE, ELECTORS, PUT, IT, WE, THE, UNDERSIGNED, ON, THE, UNDERSTANDING, IT, MIGHT, LATER, BE, DETERMINED, THAT, WE, ARE, THE, DULY, ELECTED, AND, QUALIFIED, ELECTORS, FOR, PRESIDENT, AND, VICE, PRESIDENT, ET, CETERA, ET, CETERA., RIGHT?, SEE, WHAT, THEY, DID, THERE?, THEY're, LIKE, THIS, SEEMS, DODGY., BUT, IF, IT, TURNS, OUT, THEN, USE, US., BUT, NOT, IF, NOT., THE, OTHER, FIVE, FAKE, SLATES, OF, ELECTORS, INCLUDING, NEVADA, DID, NOT, DO, THAT, HOWEVER., THEY, JUST, SAID, WE, ARE, THE, REAL, DEAL., IT's, NOT, JUST, A, FAKE, ELECTORS, WHO, LIKELY, KNEW, WHAT, THEY, WERE, DOING, WAS, WRONG., THIS, WAS, VERY, MUCH, A, TOP, DOWN, EFFORT., WHICH, BRINGS, US, TO, THIS, TRULY, AMAZING, EMAIL, EXCHANGE, BETWEEN, AN, ATTORNEY, HELPING, THE, FAKE, ELECTORS, IN, ARIZONA, AND, TRUMP, ADVISOR, BORIS, EPSTEIN, IN, DECEMBER, OF, 2020., THE, LAWYER, FOR, THE, FAKE, ELECTORS, RIGHT, AND, I, QUOTE, HIM, HERE, WE, WOULD, JUST, BE, SENDING, IN, FAKE, ELECTORAL, VOTES, TO, PENCE, SAID, THAT, SOMEONE, IN, CONGRESS, CAN, MAKE, AN, OBJECTION, WHEN, THEY, START, COUNTING, VOTES., AND, START, ARGUING, THAT, THE, FAKE, VOTES, SHOULD, BE, COUNTED., THEN, HE, CATCHES, HIMSELF, AND, SENDS A FOLLOW-UP EMAIL SAYING THE FOLLOWING.
ALTERNATIVE VOTES, IS PROBABLY, A, BETTER, TERM, THAN, FAKE, VOTES, ADDING, A, SLY, SMILEY, FACE, EMOJIS., NICE, SAVE, BRO., IT's, NOT, JUST, TRUMP, ALLIES, WHO, ARE, PULLING, THE, STRINGS, HERE., THIS, IS, REALLY, CRUCIAL., THERE, IS, EVIDENCE, THAT, TRUMP, HIMSELF, WAS, IN, ON, THE, FAKE, ELECTORS, SCHEME., THAT, BRINGS, US, BACK, TO, TODAY's, NEWS., ONE, OF, THE, FAKE, ELECTORS, WHO, WAS, APPARENTLY, RECEIVED, IMMUNITY, IS, THIS, GUY., HE's, THE, NOBODY, PARNAS, SHARE, -- MICHAEL, MCDONALD., WE, SAW, HIM, OUTSIDE, THE, COURT, CHAIR, IN, THE, DAY, TRUMP, WAS, BEING, ARRAIGNED, IN, MIAMI., BEING, ARRAIGNED, IN, MIAMI.
muscle, pain, tiredness, HE, ALREADY, HAD, HIS, FOLD, SEIZED, BY, THE, FEDERAL., HE, TURNED, OVER, HIS, TEXAS, TO, THE, JANUARY, SIX, COMMITTEE., TEXT, THAT, REVEAL, MCDONALD, SAYS, HE, WAS, IN, DIRECT, CONTACT, WITH, DONALD, TRUMP, HIMSELF, WHEN, PLOTTING, THE, FAKE, ELECTORS, SCAM., NO, CUTOUTS, NO, INTERMEDIARIES., QUOTE, WE, ARE, ON, IT, I, HAVE, BEEN, ON, THE, PHONE, THIS, MORNING, WITH, THE, PRESIDENT, ERIC, TRUMP, MARK, MEADOWS, AND, MAYOR, GIULIANI., THERE, IS, A, MAJOR, PLAN., QUOTE, WAS, ON, THE, PHONE, TO, PRESIDENT, MARK, MEADOWS, GIULIANI, AND, THEY, WANT, FULL, ATTACK, MODE., FOR, SO, THE, REASON, THIS, FAKE, ELECTORS, SCHEME IS SO IMPORTANT FOR THE PERSPECTIVE OF A PROSECUTOR LOOKING, INTO, THE, JANUARY, 6TH, -- WHEN, IT, COMES, TO, THE, UPPER, ECHELONS, OF, PEOPLE, WHO, ARE, DIRECTING, THIS, ATTEMPTED, COUP, WHITE, HOUSE, CHIEF, OF, STAFF, MARK, MEADOWS, RUDY, GIULIANI, TRUMP, HIMSELF, THERE, ARE, FRANKLY, A, LOT, OF, THORNY, LEGAL, QUESTIONS, ABOUT, WHAT, YOU, CAN, PROVE, AND, WHAT's, ACTUALLY, LEGAL, OR, NOT., WAS, TRUMP's, BIG, LIE, CONSTITUTIONALLY, PROTECTED, SPEECH?, WHAT, ABOUT, HIS, REMARKS, INSIDE, OF, THE, MOB, ON, JANUARY, 6TH?, WERE, HIS, ATTEMPTS, TO, OVERTURN, THE, ELECTION, BY, PRESSURING, PENCE, UNLAWFUL, OR, SIMPLY, CORRUPT, AND, ANTI-DEMOCRATIC., I'm, NOT, A, LAWYER., I, DON't, HAVE, ANSWERS, TO, THOSE, QUESTIONS., BUT, THE, FAKE, ELECTORS, SCHEME, WELL, THAT, SEEMS, DIFFERENT., IN, SOME, WAYS, IT, REMINDS, ME, OF, THE, TRUMP, DOCUMENTS, CASE., WE, KNOW, TRUMP, HAD, THE, DOCUMENTS., WE, KNOW, TRUMP, SHOULDN't, HAVE, HAD, THE, DOCUMENTS., WE, KNOW, TRUMP, DIDN't, GIVE, THE, DOCUMENTS, BACK, WHEN, ASKED., HE, WAS, CAUGHT, RED-HANDED, WHEN, THE, FBI, SEARCHED, HIM., THE, FAKE, ELECTORS, SCHEME, FROM, THE, PERSPECTIVE, OF, A, PROSECUTOR, IT's, SIMILAR, IN, THAT, THERE's, A, LOT, OF, INDISPUTABLE, EVIDENCE., THESE, ELECTORS, FRAUDULENTLY, SIGNED, DOCUMENTS, CLAIMING, THEY, WERE, LEGITIMATE, SLATE, FROM, THEIR, STATE, WHEN, THEY, WERE, NOT., THOSE, FAKE, DOCUMENTS WERE THEN SUBMITTED TO THE GOVERNMENT AS THOUGH, THEY, WERE, REAL, POSSIBLY, PROBABLY, IN, VIOLATION, OF, THE, LAW., WHAT's, MORE, THERE's, EVIDENCE, THAT, TRUMP's, INNER, CIRCLE, WAS, WARNED, THE, PLAN, COULD, BE, UNLAWFUL., FOR, >>, TO, DECLARE, DID, YOU, HEAR, THE, WHITE, HOUSE, COUNSEL's, OFFICE, SAY, THAT, THIS, PLAN, TO, HAVE, ALTERNATE, ELECTORS, MEET, AND, CAST, VOTES, FOR, DONALD, TRUMP, IN, STATES, THAT, HE, HAD, LOST, WAS, NOT, LEGALLY, SOUND?, >>, YES, SIR., >>, AND, WHO, WAS, PRESENT, FOR, THAT, MEETING, THAT, YOU, REMEMBER?, >>, MR., IT, WAS, IN, OUR, OFFICE., IT, WAS, MR., MEADOWS, MR., GIULIANI, MR., GIULIANI's, ASSOCIATES., >>, THE, FAKE, ELECTORS, CASE, AT, THE, LEVEL, OF, THE, FAKE, ELECTORS, SEEMS, PRETTY, OPEN, AND, SHUT., THE, REAL, QUESTION, OF, IT, IS, HOW, MUCH, CAME, OF, IT, AS, THE, RECOGNITION, OF, DONALD, TRUMP, HIMSELF., IF, ONE, OF, THE, FAKE, ELECTORS, WHO, SAYS, HE, SPOKE, TO, TRUMP, ABOUT, THE, PLOT, IS, COOPERATING, WITH, INVESTIGATORS, PRESUMABLY, HE, COULD, HELP, ANSWER, THAT, QUESTION., AS, COULD, FORMER, TRUMP, ELECTION, OFFICIAL, MICHAEL, ROMAN, A, GUY, WHO, WAS, INTEGRAL, TO, PLOTTING, THE, FAKE, ELECTORS, SCHEME., THE, NEW, YORK, TIMES, IS, NOW, REPORTING, HE, MAY, SPEAK, WITH.