“The truth is incriminating”: Prosecutors receive direct messages from former Trump attorney Ken Chesebro

According to a report by CNN, Michigan prosecutors have acquired numerous messages from the online accounts of Kenneth Chesebro, a pro-Trump lawyer who was involved in efforts to undermine the 2020 election. These messages include direct messages from an anonymous account that Chesebro had been using on X. Chesebro played a significant role in promoting the “fake electors” scheme, which aimed to have Trump supporters pose as legitimate Electoral College delegates from their respective states.

Google and X were issued warrants by prosecutors, requesting the messages. Last year, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessell charged 16 individuals in relation to the fake-elector scheme, but Chesebro himself was not among them.

Michigan prosecutors have obtained documents revealing that Chesebro made unsuccessful attempts to persuade multiple pro-Trump individuals to travel to Washington, DC on January 6, 2021, in order to witness his “fake electors” strategy in action.

Chesebro reached out to several individuals, including former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, and his wife, as well as the founder of conspiracy website Gateway Pundit, Jim Hoft. He generously offered to cover their expenses, including airfare and lodging at Trump’s DC hotel. However, there is no evidence to suggest that they accepted his offers.

Chesebro’s direct messages unveiled his persistent efforts to connect with conservative pundits and right-wing personalities following Trump’s loss in the 2020 election. He actively urged them to endorse his strategies for undermining the Electoral College process.

On December 27, 2020, Chesebro reached out to Hoft with unsolicited advice on how Gateway Pundit should approach their coverage of the January 6 certification proceedings in Congress. In his message, Chesebro suggested that highlighting the fact that if Pence claims the power to resolve disputes about the electoral votes, he would simply be following in the footsteps of Jefferson.

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Chesebro refuted the presence of his undisclosed X account during his meeting with Nessel’s investigators in December. However, the files provided by X revealed that he had used the account to send a total of 160 messages from 2014 to 2021.

According to legal experts, the messages reveal the seriousness of the fake elector scheme.

“The DMs from Chesebro clearly demonstrate his continued pursuit of the false electors-Pence scheme even after all legal avenues had been exhausted,” highlighted Ryan Goodman, a Law Professor at NYU, on X. “It is important to note that Chesebro told prosecutors that his plan relied on the success of the litigation, which is a false statement. The truth revealed in these messages is quite incriminating.”

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