House Oversight releases handwritten notes…Trump & DOJ post Barr resignation -updated more files dropped -2nd Update Rep Scott Perry video
I took the liberty of transcribing the handwritten notes. House Oversight Committee released on July 30, 2021. Now my head hurts. Donald Trump isn’t just corrupt - he’s a clear & present danger.
full disclosure - I accidentally and prematurely published this article -thus requiring substantial edits/updates. Apologies for the disjointed and rewritten section. I was up until 3AM researching this and accidentally set the publish date and there isn’t a way to claw back. Again apologies for the premature publication. Updates included; additional info of Patrick Hovakimian, Fulton County District Attorney’s letter, and spell check (LOLs)
Look at lot of pundits will pontificate about the newly released (July 30th) handwritten notes. In my industry these types of contemporaneous notes are often used to “state of mind” —for example;
Did president Trump have the prerequisite criminal intent or corrupt intent. The former and prior are equally subjective but for different reasons from DAG Richard Donoghue -remember that at the time the Attorney General was “acting” Jeffrey Rosen
As to “criminal intent” see 18 U.S.C. §§ 1005 and 1006 -enumerate and are known as disjunctively; the intent to injure, the intent to defraud or the intent to deceive. Whereas (and in my non binding opinion) one could actually argue that Trump clearly violated 18 U.S.C. §1001 —false statements the “knowingly and willfully” element is important because that ties the mens rea (state of mind) to actus reus (the act itself)
“falsifies, conceals or covers up by any trick, scheme or device a material fact”
"makes any false, fictitious or fraudulent statements or representations,"
"makes or uses any false writing or document knowing the same to contain any false, fictitious or fraudulent statement or entry"
July 27, 2021 - DOJ officially waives Executive Privilege
Just days after Deputy Attorney General Bradley Weinsheimer sent letters to six former DOJ official, officially waiving executive privilege to the following individuals;
Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen -see May 11, 2021 article which included a link to Rosen’s May 2021 written testimony
Assistant Attorney General - Richard P. Donoghue -see June 15, 2021 Article
Former Associate Deputy Attorney General —Patrick Hovakimian-most continue to overlook this factoid: on May 25, 2020 Trump nominated Hovakimian as the General Counsel at the Office of Director of National Intelligence. The nomination was abandoned on January 3, 2021. Also Mr. Patrick Hovakimian was sworn in June 4, 2018, as a part-time Commissioner of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission — also if one of my readers could please tweet @pillsburylaw a question for me
On January 26, 2021 did Hovakimian disclose to the firm his role in enabling Trump to seize power, attack our democracy and weaponize the Department of Justice? https://www.pillsburylaw.com/en/lawyers/patrick-hovakimian.html
in general does your firm make it a habit of hiring those very same individuals who enabled a deadly insurrection on our Country and Democracy?
Byung Jin Pak sudden resignation (less than 48 hours before Trump’s violent coup attacked the Capitol) is definitely an area Congress is actively investigating.
Bobby L. Christine became the “acting” US Attorney after US Attorney Pak’s January 4, 2021 resignation
Jeffrey B. Clark - I don’t even know where to begin with this individual - see January 23, 2021 NYT’s explosive article - essentially reporting that Jeffrey Bossert Clark did Trump’s bidding and is complicit. On March 10, 2021 NPR reported that a new whistleblower had come forward and expressed deep concerns about an 11th hour hire by Clarke. See the whistleblower complaint/letter
Sen Harris v Patrick Hovakimian -best 2 minutes of your day
June 15, 2021 - 229 pages released by DOJ
And nearly a month and a half after the House Oversight Committee published some 229 pages of new evidence obtained in their ongoing investigation into Trump “maximum pressure campaign” - On June 15, 2021 the House OverSight Committee released 229 pages of documents produced by the DOJ showing the extent of President Trump and his allies’ improper efforts to interfere with the 2020 election. In this article I walked you through the file dump👇🏻
which was after an explosive and exhausting hearing - in which the Oversight Committee released a revised timeline of events. No really this was my exact reaction and do you know who never called the Department of Defense? The Commander in Chief (CiC), Donald J Trump couldn’t be bothered to even try to act like a CiC of the DC National Guard. Nor did Trump contact his own Vice-President—after all its not like “the hitman” will call his intended victim to see if they are okay
JESUS CHRIST - THIS IS BAD for the DoD
That response took far too long. Documents obtained by the Committee show that beginning at 1:30 p.m., top officials at the Defense Department received at least 12 urgent requests for help from the Capitol Police Chief, the Mayor, and other officials. But after a series of delays, the National Guard did not arrive until 5:20 p.m., more than 4 hours after the Capitol perimeter was breached.
July 30, 2021 House Oversight released handwritten notes..
The handwritten notes from December 27, 2020, detail a meeting and provides additional evidence that former president Trump exerted maximum pressure towards top DOJ officials to take official action to overturn the results of the 2020 election. It is important to remember that (disgraced) Attorney General Barr tendered his resignation letter on December 14, 2020 with an effective date of December 23, 2020 (see second to last sentence on page 2)
As the handwritten notes indicate;
Trump Urged DOJ to Call Election “Illegal” and “Corrupt” and Implied He Might Replace Agency Leadership
…leave the rest to me and the R. Congressmen
The notes include the following exchange, attributable to former President Trump (“P”) and Mr. Rosen, who was Deputy Attorney General (“DAG”) prior to his appointment as Acting Attorney General a few days before the call -Page # 1 - the orange text is likely Donald Trump Speaking.
I need to disclose that only until I started transcribing the handwritten notes did I then fully understand how much pressure president Trump exerted on the DOJ. Frankly it’s downright horrifying because there’s a difference in reading public reporting versus taking the time to transcribe what Trump actually said. A friend of nearly two decades had confided in me —knowing I wouldn’t write about it until documents were in the public domain. And no I’m not going to sugar coat this…
DONALD J TRUMP is a CLEAR & PRESENT DANGER to AMERICA and to our shared DEMOCRACY.
… and (granted I don’t have any medical qualifications to say this) he’s a goddamn psychotic NARCISSIST SOCIOPATH who lies on a pathological level. Trump is clinically insane and a danger to our Country, Read what I transcribed - I’m going with about 94% accuracy but goddamn at times chills went down my spine.
Page 1 -I see Scott White Nationalist Perry…
Everyone and I mean most MSM outlets are only focusing in on Donald Trump mentioning Jim Jordon —which is entirely vexing and partially why I decided to transcribed the 9 pages of handwritten notes. Trump lauded Rep Scott Perry more so than he did with Jim Jordon. In order to show you why the MSM should also pay attention to Trump’s thoughts about Rep Scott Perry —Perry sought to disenfranchise millions of Pennsylvania voters, many of whom are in the Military and send their ballots in via absentee voting… below I have curated a tiny file of Rep Scott Perry —sure you can and should pay attention to Trump’s Jim Jordan’s remarks but ignoring his comments of Rep Scott Perry (Q/R-PA) you do so at your own intellectual peril
Trump’s Pennsylvania sycophant Rep Scott Perry
Since Jan6th, like many of you —I’ve struggled to understand how Trump and Trump-Republicans can be so bold and blatantly lie. That their lies could and should be viewed as “how to radicalize domestic terrorist” —consider this your addendum - here I pulled various excerpts from the June 2021 PLC
Lest you think I’m highly editing the June 2021 PLC - See original video source
joking about Speaker PELOSI’s death
her choosing to go to hell
Rep Scott Perry intentionally and falsely claims June 2020 protestors “were the real armed insurrectionist” and that no one was arrested or charged. This is a blatant lie and it’s easily proven to be an atrocious attempt at gaslighting what we all saw and heard with our own eyes & ears on January 6th. Because Rep Perry’s comments about last summer “nobody did anything to hold these armed insurrectionist accountable” —Rep Perry’s low key micro-racebaiting and micro aggressions which are truly steeped in White Supremacy-tea —this is how you radicalize domestic terrorist. Period. Full Stop.
see DOJ-OPA June 24 2020 press release 18 arrested
see DOJ-OPA July 27, 2020 press release 22 arrested
see DOJ-OPA August 27, 2020 press release, 74 arrested
Rep Scott Perry is just as dangerous as Donald Trump
Scott Perry (Q/R PA) is a sycophantic unDemocratic QANON-MAGA domestic terrorist sympathizer
Voted against sending COVID-19 stimulus relief to his own constituents
Voted against honoring law enforcement officers “it’s all garbage”
Spewed White Nationalist vile rhetoric during an April 2021 hearing
Compared #PA10 voters who disagree with him to Nazis.
Page 2…mother of Cheesus he’s insane
“- DAG … ‘understand that the DOJ can’t + won’t snap its fingers + change the outcome of the election, doesn’t work that way.’” (page 4)
“ - P: ‘Don’t expect you to do that, just say that the election was corrupt + leave the rest to me and the R. Congressmen.’” (found on pages. 4-5) the disclosure of “R. Congressmen” is just stunning
Page 3 - dude is I-N-S-A-N-E
The handwritten notes also include the following statement by former President Trump:
“‘We have an obligation to tell people that this was an illegal, corrupt election.’”
“People tell me Jeff Clark is great, I should put him in. People want me to replace DOJ leadership.”
Trump threatening to fire and replace numerous Top Senior DOJ officials
Page 4 - the insanity gets worse
The fact that Trump thought this is how you talk to DOJ it just vulgar and mind blowing
C of S, WH Counsel (PC+PP), DAG, RPD, SE
In general it can be difficult to decipher another person’s handwritten notes but in reviewing the context and content -I am comfortable in suggesting the following;
C of S = White House Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows
WH Counsel (PC + PP) - Pat Cipollone & Patrick Philbin
DAG - Jeffery Rosen
RPD - Richard Donoghue
SE -Assistant Attorney General Steven Engel
Page 5 - dear GOD almighty it just gets worse
He literally threatened the jobs of numerous Top DOJ officials and what’s worrisome is Trump was (as he’s always been) entirely transparent and unrepentant —you want to know how a dictator talks to “his people” just read the handwritten notes.
I’m glad this is finally out in the public fora because I was precluded from writing about this, as that would have been a direct violation of my 2 decades long friendship and trust with someone at main. Everything is these handwritten notes rings true because the morale inside Main Justice plummeted and it became increasingly worse after Barr resigned. Any my friend knows that I wouldn’t betray their confidence but it is far worse then they told me during our NYE party.
The derangement and conspiracy theories that Trump tried to pressure the DOJ officials is absolutely bananas and it’s beyond unnerving
Page 7 “Listen up, I’m only going to say this once”
Yes the DAG & NSD appear to have been on the December 27, 2020 telephone call where Donald Trump attempted to subvert the will of the people. The reason I’m highlighting the DOJ’s NSD (National Security Division)…
…because on October 29, 2020 the Department of Justice issued the following Press Release, which reads in part:
Justice Department Releases Information on Election Day Efforts to Protect the Right to Vote and Prosecute Ballot Fraud
Continuing a longstanding Justice Department tradition, Attorney General William P. Barr today issued the following statement: “Americans have the opportunity once again to help shape the future of this nation by exercising their right to vote. It is a right that forms the foundation of our democratic system of government, and is precious to all Americans. The Department of Justice will work tirelessly alongside other federal, state, and local agencies to protect that right as it is administered by state and local jurisdictions across the nation.”
In anticipation of the upcoming general elections, the Department of Justice today provided information about its particular efforts, through the Criminal Division, Civil Rights Division, and National Security Division, to ensure that all qualified voters have the opportunity to cast their ballots and have their votes counted free of discrimination, intimidation, or fraud in the election process.
Page 8 you’re not reading what I’m reading on the internet. JMJ
Criminal Intent, state of mind —repeat after me - corrupt intent, state of mind
Praise Sweet Baby Jesus Page 9
People want me to replace DOJ leadership
CONSPIRACY by TRUMP Italian defense contractor, Arturo D’Elio;
coordinated with U.S. intelligence to change election results
US does not have a strong DOJ
I transcribed, highlighted and annotated copy of the House Oversight Committee’s July 30, 2021 -NEW- document release of handwritten December 27, 2020 telephone call with Trump can be found via my Scribd Link or via the House Oversight Committee’s handwritten notes -regarding the telephone call with former president Donald J. Trump and former Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen.
One last thing - see this February 2021 article - I embedded the Fulton County District Attorney’s letter — confirming a criminal investigation(s) into Trump (and no one else talks about this but it sure reads like the DA is also investigating former Senators Purdue & Loeffler) -the letter is literally at the very end of this long forgotten article
These handwritten notes confirm previous public reporting that Trump made numerous maximum pressure attempts to convince the DOJ to “just say the election was corrupt” and how Trump went on to directly pressure the two most senior officials at the DOJ. In his unAmerican & unPatriotic attempts to overturn the various State certified results of the 2020 election or risk losing their jobs.
Pursuant to the DOJ -USAM 18 U.S.C. §1001 - the DOJ defines “knowingly” —“requires only that the defendant acted with knowledge of the falsity” see United States v. Lichenstein, 610 F.2d 1272, 1276-77 (5th Cir.), cert. denied, 447 U.S. 907 (1980)… “The government may prove that a false statement was made "knowingly and willfully" by offering evidence that defendants acted deliberately and with knowledge that the representation was false…”
…during Hovakimian‘s July 2020 confirmation hearing for General Counsel for the ODNI —it became increasingly uncomfortable… yet apparently even knowing Patrick-Hovakimian duplicitous role in the Jan6th Insurrection and enabling Trump to weaponize the DOJ - Pillbury Hired him on January 26, 2021 https://www.pillsburylaw.com/en/lawyers/patrick-hovakimian.html
Nearly 2.5 minutes of subterfuge and equivocation by a Trump loyalist being eviscerated by then Senator Harris
I’m interested in this Hovakimian’s role. But also, curious about the line about elected officials calling DOJ with more information [“asked for number (he had it anyway)”]
Did other elected officials call the DOJ with “additional info”? Or did they realize that this would implicate them in a crime (as detailed at the start) and not call at all?
So helpful to have the scribble deciphered. Crazy shit! (Again). Thanks!