TRUMP’S MARTIAL LAW, THE FULL GIST
Donald Trump Floats Declaring Martial Law To Overturn Election Results, Reports Say.
Dec 19, 2020
President Donald Trump has not yet given up on contesting the results of the 2020 presidential election.
According to a Saturday report from Axios, administration officials are “increasingly alarmed” that the commander-in-chief might do all in his power to prevent the Biden fraud from having its way.
Former national security adviser, Michael Flynn is allegedly among the individuals who have influenced Trump. Flynn has argued that the president should declare martial law and overturn the results of the presidential race. Trump was reportedly expressed interest in this idea.
One administration official told Axios that many have become “anxious” in recent weeks, especially after seeing Trump endorse calls to jail Republican politicians who refused to participate in uncovering the electoral fraud.
The New York Times, controversial lawyer Sidney Powell, who has filed a number of evidence-free lawsuits on behalf of the Trump campaign, was in the Oval Office on Friday evening. Trump reportedly expressed interest in appointing her as special counsel for voter fraud.
“Mr. Trump has been in contact with Ms. Powell in recent days, despite the fact that the campaign last month sought to distance itself from her as she aired wild and claims about Dominion Voting Systems machines.
Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani voiced opposition to appointing Powell as special counsel, per individuals briefed on the matter. However, he has been putting pressure on the Department of Homeland security to seize the voting machines that were used in 2020 election.
As New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman noted via Twitter, Flynn also attended Friday evening’s meeting. During the meeting, Trump “asked about Flynn’s suggestion of deploying the military” but individuals close to the commander-in-chief dismissed the idea.
In an interview with Newsmax earlier that week, Flynn agued that declaring martial law would not be unprecedented. He said that Trump could deploy the U.S. military to key swing states and order a “rerun” of the 2020 presidential race.