One reason the various investigations into the 2020 election overthrow plot have been taking so long to play out: investigators have to nail the lower level and mid level conspirators so they’ll flip on the high level conspirators.
For instance, a Republican election official in Colorado named Tina Peters carried out a scheme in which she copied the software from voting machines so she could “prove” the votes had been rigged against Donald Trump. As a result she’s been criminally indicted on seven felony counts – and according to the New York Times, she’s now claiming House Republican Lauren Boebert told her to do it.
When a lower level official incriminates a higher level official like this, it always comes down to who can prove what. Boebert is insisting that Peters is lying. But there is an interesting connection between Peters and Boebert’s former campaign manager, meaning there is at least one potential witness in all of this.
We’ll see if Peters, or those around her, can produce credible testimony or evidence of Lauren Boebert’s guilt. If so, it would open the door for Peters to cut a cooperation deal against Boebert. Even short of that, Peters’ claim has given criminal investigators a new lead. They’ve already indicted Peters in this scheme. If the evidence does incriminate Boebert, they’ll surely end up indicting her as well.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report