"I have never obstructed justice...I am not a crook." - Richard M. Nixon, Nov. 17, 1973
"I have no idea what a burner phone is, to the best of my knowledge I have never even heard the term." - Donald J. Trump, March 29, 2022
(In his lawsuit against his niece Mary L Trump and the NY Times, he used the term "burner phone" at least 3 times.)
The dark, fetid and dirty pool of Trump’s Sedition Cartel is overflowing, spilling into the light of day the obvious facts of his January 6 coup. I wouldn’t want to be in their shoes.
Bob Woodward and Robert Costa report:
“The lack of an official White House notation of any calls placed to or by Trump for 457 minutes on Jan. 6, 2021 — from 11:17 a.m. to 6:54 p.m. — means the [Jan. 6] committee has no record of his phone conversations as his supporters descended on the Capitol, battled overwhelmed police and forcibly entered the building, prompting lawmakers and Vice President Mike Pence to flee for safety.”
“The House panel is now investigating whether Trump communicated that day through backchannels, phones of aides or personal disposable phones, known as ‘burner phones,’ according to two people with knowledge of the probe.” (Trump said in a statement that he doesn't know what a burner phone is.)
U.S. District Court Judge David Carter made this determination in a ruling that orders 101 emails from Trump ally and consigliere John Eastman be turned over to the House’s Jan. 6 select committee.
"The illegality of the plan was obvious. Our nation was founded on the peaceful transition of power, epitomized by George Washington laying down his sword to make way for democratic elections. Ignoring this history, President Trump vigorously campaigned for the vice president to single-handedly determine the results of the 2020 election...Based on the evidence, the Court finds it more likely than not that President Trump corruptly attempted to obstruct the Joint Session of Congress on January 6, 2021."
How obvious can it be?
The secret calls and missing phone records, by being deliberately withheld, can only suggest criminal obstruction and criminal intent.
"You're special, we love you" can only mean he approved of them and their actions.
The obvious conclusion?
Guilty, guilty, guilty.