I’m not going to write a lot of my own text. I’m just going to excerpt from a court filing by Jack Smith’s team in the criminal trial of Trump in D.C.
UPDATE: Michael Popok of MeidasTouch believes that Boris Epshteyn is the "Campaign Employee" in this filing, and I have updated this diary to include a link to that video at the bottom.
The Government also plans to introduce evidence of an effort undertaken by an agent (and unindicted co-conspirator) of the defendant who worked for his campaign (“the Campaign Employee”) to, immediately following the election, obstruct the vote count. On November 4, 2020, the Campaign Employee exchanged a series of text messages with an attorney supporting the Campaign’s election day operations at the TCF Center in Detroit, where votes were being counted; in the messages, the Campaign Employee encouraged rioting and other methods of obstruction when he learned that the vote count was trending in favor of the defendant’s opponent.
The Government will also show that around the time of these messages, an election official at the TCF Center observed that as Biden began to take the lead, a large number of untrained individuals flooded the TCF Center and began making illegitimate and aggressive challenges to the vote count. Thereafter, Trump made repeated false claims regarding election activities at the TCF Center, when in truth his agent was seeking to cause a riot to disrupt the count. This evidence is admissible to demonstrate that the defendant, his co-conspirators, and agents had knowledge that the defendant had lost the election, as well as their intent and motive to obstruct and overturn the legitimate results.
h/t to Glenn Kirschner.
Michael Popok of MeidasTouch on this filing, where he includes his rationale for believing that Boris Epshteyn is “Campaign Employee”: