Today, one of the T-Rump’s campaign lawyers and a former U.S. Attorney, Joe diGenova, blurted-out some awful shit under the circumstances:
This is President Trump’s campaign lawyer. Is this incitement to violence ok, Mr. President? Is it ok, DHS chief Wolf (Krebs’ former boss)? No problem, GOP?
“Joe diGenova said that fired Trump cybersecurity chief Chris Krebs should be executed…” https://t.co/XZnZCzoA1i
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) November 30, 2020
The Bulwark this afternoon:
DiGenova, appearing on the Howie Carr show, which simulcasts on Newsmax, took aim at Krebs as an aside during a wheels-off segment full of false claims about how the United States election had been rigged.
“Anybody who thinks the election went well, like that idiot Krebs who used to be the head of cybersecurity [for Trump]. That guy is a class A moron. He should be drawn and quartered. Taken out at dawn and shot,” diGenova said.
This is not just a random Parler troll trying to get attention.
This is an attorney speaking on behalf of the President of the United States’ re-election campaign.
And while it may read like a macabre joke, the direct nature of diGenova’s comments make it impossible to interpret as anything other than a real wish/threat against a public servant for offering truthful testimony.
Carr responded to the statement with an awkward pause and a laugh and then changed the subject.
Some shit is so weird that it even makes Newsmax people uncomfortable.
DiGenova’s execution wishcasting comes on the heels of a Krebs interview with 60 Minutes in which he debunked the Trump team’s outlandish and conspiratorial claims about the election.
Krebs is a lifelong Republican who Trump put in charge of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, which had oversight of election security. (Trump fired Krebs via tweet.)
In addition to threatening Krebs, over the course of the interview diGenova made ominous and false suggestions about “circuit breakers” shutting down on election night in multiple states, which allowed for vote fraud; millions of votes showing up in dump trucks, tow trucks, and vans without detection; and he called on state legislatures to have the “cojones” to overturn the results of the election.
Again, shit from the same sewer — earlier this month, former T-Rump honcho Steve Bannon was banned from Twitter for calling for the beheading of Anthony Fauci and Christopher Wray: ‘“I’d actually like to go back to the old times of Tudor England. I’d put their heads on pikes, right, I’d put them at the two corners of the White House as a warning to federal bureaucrats, you either get with the programme or you’re gone.”‘
This is shitty…
(Illustration: ‘National Buffoons,’ by Daryl Cagle, found here).