This is why I still subscribe to the New York Times despite some of the genuinely shallow and self-serving reporters and columnists they have working at that newspaper.
They posted a story today — titled ‘Kind of Wild/Creative’: Emails Shed Light on Trump Fake Electors Plan — that names names in a kind of rogues gallery of all the shady lawyers and other Trump operatives who’ve now been fingered in a big way in the plot to overthrow the government.
Previously undisclosed emails provide an inside look at the increasingly desperate and often slapdash efforts by advisers to President Donald J. Trump to reverse his election defeat in the weeks before the Jan. 6 attack, including acknowledgments that a key element of their plan was of dubious legality and lived up to its billing as “fake.”
The dozens of emails among people connected to the Trump campaign, outside advisers and close associates of Mr. Trump show a particular focus on assembling lists of people who would claim — with no basis — to be Electoral College electors on his behalf in battleground states that he had lost.
In emails reviewed by The New York Times and authenticated by people who had worked with the Trump campaign at the time, one lawyer involved in the detailed discussions repeatedly used the word “fake” to refer to the so-called electors, who were intended to provide Vice President Mike Pence and Mr. Trump’s allies in Congress a rationale for derailing the congressional process of certifying the outcome. And lawyers working on the proposal made clear they knew that the pro-Trump electors they were putting forward might not hold up to legal scrutiny.
It’s a crazy article, even by the standards of the nutty shit that’s come out so far about Trump’s plot to stage a coup.
Some of these people have to be sweating bullets, even if they weren’t before, about how this might play out in criminal investigations or with questions about their fitness for membership in various state bars.
You can read the rest of the article here.
If I were these numbskulls — many of whom wrote openly and joked about their ongoing fraud — I’d be looking to take a deal in exchange for my testimony.