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Journalist Reveals ‘Scary’ Text GOP Lawmaker Sent to White House Before Jan. 6 Riot

A Republican lawmaker and member of the ultra-conservative Freedom Caucus group who had intimate knowledge of former President Donald Trump’s January 6 plans reportedly sent an alarming message to the White House in the days before the attack on the US Capitol.

“If POTUS allows this to happen … we are creating a stake in the heart of the federal republic,” the anonymous lawmaker wrote to then-chief of staff Mark Meadows on Jan. 1 or 2, according to The Washington Post.

On Wednesday, Post reporter Carol Leonnig said on MSNBC that the “particularly disturbing” post raised serious questions.

“What exactly did this Freedom Caucus member mean by ‘this’?” she asked in comments highlighted by Raw Story.

Leonnig said it was possible lawmakers wanted to pressure then-Vice President Mike Pence to block certification of the 2020 congressional election (which he ultimately refused to do).

“But what else could it be?” she asked. “How dark and chilling is this information, if this lawmaker knew something that Donald Trump was plotting beyond what we all know now?

See more in the clip posted by Raw Story:

Jaqueline Alemany, lead author of the Washington Post texting article, also discussed the results with MSNBC’s Alex Wagner:

This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.

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