James P. “Phil” Waldron

James P. “Phil” Waldron, a retired Army colonel who spread misinformation about election fraud and circulated a PowerPoint document detailing ways to undermine the 2020 presidential election outcome. Waldron told The Washington Post that he had spoken with Meadows “maybe eight to 10 times” and visited the White House on multiple occasions after the 2020 election.

“The collective civic agreement that we are a nation of laws is broken. It can be restored. But only by civic, social, and political means. The legal system can’t protect itself, and it can’t survive in a vacuum of public support or without a consensus that it is legitimate and worthy of defense.”

— David Kurtz