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Conspiracy Theory? Or Did Trump & His Goons Meet Jan. 5th to Overthrow the Government?


COMMENTARY-In an age of misinformation, we have to be careful of anything that plays into a specific bubble of belief and yet has little or no basis of truth.

Thus, we have seen a little known write up regarding a clandestine meeting on Jan. 5, 2021 by Trump and a select group of his closest supporters and the organizers at his private residence at the Trump International Hotel for the sole purpose of confirmation of the plan for the coup on Jan. 6. As of this writing, no other valid source is reporting this meeting. 

The article, written by Seth Abramson and appearing on Substack.com begins with the chilling words of: 

Well after dark on January 5, 2021 — just 15 hours before an insurrection against the United States government incited by the President of the United States — Nebraska Republican Charles W. Herbster, at the time the National Chairman of the Agriculture and Rural Advisory Committee for the Trump administration, attended a private meeting of Trump family members, Trump administration officials, Trump campaign advisers, January 6 organizers, and at least one member of the United States Senate at Trump International Hotel in Washington. 

In attendance at the large and only recently uncovered meeting, conducted “in the private residence of the President” at his hotel, were, according to Herbster’s account, the following individuals (Note: Donald Trump’s presence at the meeting, either in person or via speakerphone, as yet remains unclear, so his name is temporarily absent from this listing): 

  • Donald Trump Jr., eldest son of the president
  • Eric Trump, second-eldest son of the president
  • Michael Flynn, former National Security Advisor to the president
  • Peter Navarro, Assistant to the President, Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, and National Defense Production Act Policy Coordinator
  • Corey Lewandowski, 2016 Trump campaign manager
  • David Bossie, 2016 Trump deputy campaign manager
  • Adam Piper, executive director of the Republican Attorneys General Association
  • Tommy Tuberville, United States senator from the State of Alabama 

According to research by political strategist and regular CNN, MSNBC, The Hill, CBS, and Fox News contributor Cheri Jacobus, Txtwire CEO Daniel Beck claims he was at the January 5 meeting also, and that additional attendees at the gathering included the following three people: 

  • Rudy Giuliani, personal attorney to the President of the United States
  • Kimberly Guilfoyle, girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr.
  • Michael Lindell, Trump donor and MyPillow CEO” 

Another comment of clarification should include the fact that Seth Abramson, has a history of credibility; typically finding out information way ahead of the rest of the media. Mr. Abramson is an Attorney, professor, Newsweek columnist, curatorial journalist, and NYT-bestselling author. Seen in/on: CNN, CBS, HBO, BBC, CBC, The Washington Post and others.



Another Report in Alabama Political Reporter Confirms 

In an article entitled: Trump Appointee put Tuberville at Jan. 5th Meeting at White House Before Editing Post — The edits changed the venue of the Jan. 5 meeting from the White House to Trump’s Hotel

  • Trump appointee Charles Herbster says Tommy Tuberville met with the Trump family, then-RAGA director and top Trump adviser on Jan. 5 at the Trump International Hotel.
  • Photos and a separate social media postput Tuberville in Trump’s hotel on Jan. 5, despite Tuberville denying attending any meeting.
  • Charles Herbster originally posted on Jan. 5that the meeting took place at the White House and included Rudy Guiliani that evening, but the next morning he edited his post to say it happened at Trump’s hotel, and he removed Guiliani from the post altogether.
  • David Bossie, former President Donald Trump’s deputy campaign manager, told APRthat he didn’t attend the meeting in question, despite Herbster saying he was there.



Image Source: Alabama Political Reporter


Charles W. Herbster’s original Facebook post, which placed the Jan. 5 meeting at the White House. 

An appointee of President Donald Trump — on the eve of the deadly attack and attempted insurrection at the U.S. Capitol — posted to his Facebook page that he was in a meeting at the White House with Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville, the then-director of the Republican Attorneys General Association, President Donald Trump’s sons and several of Trump’s top advisers, including attorney Rudy Giuliani. 

On the morning of Jan. 6, however, the Trump appointee edited that Facebook post to say the meeting took place at the Trump International Hotel in Washington. He also removed mention of Giuliani, according to the edit history of his post, which was still visible Wednesday. 

Charles W. Herbster, who was then the national chairman of the Agriculture and Rural Advisory Committee in Trump’s administration, made the Facebook post, which was first reported by journalist Seth Abramson. In the original Facebook post, dated 8:33 p.m. on Jan. 5, Herbster said: ‘Right now, I stand in the White House with the following patriots who are joining me in a battle for justice and truth.’ 

These faithful servants of freedom need our prayers as well as the U.S. Congress. Tomorrow on Capitol Hill, they open sealed electoral voting certificates from each state. This joint session is the last official chance for our members of Congress to object to the widespread voter fraud that happened on November 3. God Bless America, ’he wrote. 

According to Facebook’s edit history, at 6:59 a.m. on Jan. 6, Herbster edited his post, removing mention of Giuliani and switching the location of the meeting from ‘Right now, I stand in the White House…’ to ‘Right now, I stand in the private residence of the President at Trump International…’

Tuberville, through a spokeswoman Tuesday, told APR that he did not attend a Jan. 5 meeting at the Trump International Hotel in Washington.” 

It also appears that this was not the first time that some of these attendees have gotten together. The in-depth article produced by Seth Abramson has quite a few images of them all at a variety of situations. One might say that there is nothing uncommon about supporters attending gala events but when you examine the Jan. 5th attendee list you will see that you have Michael Lindell (the pillow guy) that was caught with paperwork about military militia before a meeting with Trump, as well as one of the men involved as organizer of the Jericho March and another that organized the Stop the Steal/March to Save America robocalls. 

One of the most revealing comments from Abramson’s article: 

While we cannot know if these co-conspirators discussed the possibility of violence on January 6, that they contemplated the crime that most of the January 6 insurrectionists have now been charged with — Unlawfully Entering a Restricted Building — is all but certain, as is the fact that the purpose of such entries was to put improper pressure on government officials to reverse course on a government action. 

In simpler terms, the purpose of the January 5 meeting at the Trump International Hotel in D.C. was arguably seditious conspiracy — as it appears to have been intended to promote and incite criminal acts by a mob whose purpose was to intimidate federal officials engaged in the certification of a democratically elected branch of government.” 

Writing this article, I am just the messenger. This is why I have included a lot more “quotes” than I normally would. As time continues, I believe we will be hearing about some of the most vile and disgusting behavior that Trump and his closest allies participated in as an effort to accomplish a complete coup of the American government. 

I always offer the advice to all to read all of the information, make sure they are from credible sources, and follow the truth. In this case, reading Seth Abramson’s article in full will be enlightening and make every real American shudder.


(S. Novi is a journalist that worked in the media and continues to seek out truth and integrity. A liberal and one that is suspicious of cults and empty promises. This was posted on Medium.com.) Image Source: rfi; Image Source: Substack; Image Source: Alabama Political Reporter. Prepped for CityWatch by Linda Abrams.




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