All has been quiet on The Cheese front since he copped a plea in the Georgia RICO case. That changed with the improper leak of proffer videos to ABC News and the WaPo. It’s unclear as of this writing who leaked the info. Where the hell are the White House plumbers when you need them?
Some are calling them confession statements, which I decline to do because it sounds breathless. The proper term for them is proffer statements, which sounds all lawyerly and shit. Besides, in the clips I’ve seen, the Kraken Lady DBA Sidney Powell is as nutty as ever. She still believes that voting machine votes can be changed by remote control. She did, however, confirm that Trump was told that he’d lost the election by the lawyers on Team Sane.
Powell strikes me as a problematical witness for the prosecution. She’s not a repentant sinner, she’s a right-wing ideologue who got a sweetheart deal, so she pled guilty. Stay tuned.
Jenna Ellis’ proffer contains a potentially important revelation. So important that Ellis is now a pariah in MAGA world:
“Jenna Ellis, a onetime Trump lawyer who pleaded guilty to lesser charges in exchange for her testimony in the Fulton County, Ga., case, told prosecutors in the video that Dan Scavino, Trump’s deputy chief of staff at the time, was unfazed by her view that the president was running out of options to challenge Joe Biden’s victory
“And he said to me, you know, in a kind of excited tone, ‘Well, we don’t care, and we’re not going to leave,’” Ellis said in the video.”
Unfortunately, the judge might rule that Scavino’s statement is hearsay and exclude it from evidence. Fortunately, there are exceptions to the hearsay rule. My personal favorite is unlikely to apply here: excited utterance. Excited Utterance will be my next band name.
I haven’t seen any video of Kenneth Chesebro’s interrogation, but the stuff in the WaPO article shows that The Cheese’s involvement in the coup plot was greater than previously thought.
I give you:
The Cheese claims that his contacts with Rudy and Eastman were brief and via email. His main contact in Trump World was Boris Epshteyn who he described as the coup plot QB. That makes him the Jameis Winston of coup plotters: Boris throws a lot of interceptions.
The Cheese *did* meet the Kaiser of Chaos. Cheese gave Chaos a brief briefing about what was happening in Arizona and elsewhere. This shows that Trump was aware of the fake electors scheme. Cheese for the win.
The Cheese was involved in getting fake elector documents to Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson. It’s unknown if they talked about the Packers.
The Cheese claims that he wasn’t hanging out with Alex Jones before the dipshits insurrected. It was supposedly a coincidence. They did not discuss the Cowboys.
The other witness whose testimony was leaked was Scott Hall. I don’t give a shit about his interview: he’s a right-wing bail bondsman. The only time I ever found bail bondsmen interesting was in the Amazon series Sneaky Pete. What’s not to love about Margo Martindale and Peter Gerety as the owners of a Mom and Pop bail bond outfit?
That concludes The Cheese Files.
I’ve knocked the legacy media’s coverage of the Trump Retribution Tour but the news side of the NYT and WaPo are doing a good job exposing MAGA malefactions past, present, and future. They’re interested in the facts, not the polls. Keep up the good work, y’all. The same can’t be said for the campaign reporting in our two national newspapers. They continue to treat Trump like a normal candidate instead of a threat to our democracy. Schmucks.
The Cheese is the most interesting of the coup plotters. The others are your basic MAGA maggots hustling to make a good impression on the Indicted Impeached Insult Comedian. None of them worked for, or even knew, a liberal legal lion like Larry Tribe. Nobody seems to know why The Cheese abandoned his lifelong liberalism in favor of MAGA madness. He has learned, however, that everything Donald Trump touches turns to shit, not cheese.
The last word goes to Fred Molin and the Blue Sea Band: