Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of former US President Donald Trump, texted Mark Meadows, then White House Chief of Staff, two days after the 2020 presidential election, assuring him that they had “several avenues” to get around to sabotage the electoral process, as reported by CNN on Friday.
In the message, which was sent out on Nov. 5, the former president’s son lays out ideas to keep his father in power by disrupting the Electoral College process, according to the message, to which the US network is referring had access and is among the records preserved by the House-elected Committee to Inquire into the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol.
Donald Trump Jr. would have described a strategy very similar to the one the former president’s allies eventually attempted in the months that followed, in part by filing lawsuits over vote recounts in swing states.
If that had failed, Republican lawmakers in Congress would have voted to reinstate Trump as president on Jan. 6, according to the CNN text.
Donald Trump’s eldest son also said it was necessary and that he should get the message out to “anyone who needs to see it” as he wasn’t sure what he was doing.
In the weeks following the 2020 election, Donald Trump and his allies filed more than 60 unsuccessful lawsuits and failed to convince the courts that the election had been rigged.