I was reading a typically disgusting, far-left leaning article from Vanity Fair today about President Trump NOT having the constitutional authority to seize the voting machines.
Are you crazy?
The integrity of our elections are at stake and our Commander In Chief doesn’t have the authority you say?
We’ll get to why I think that is the worst kind of Fake News in just a minute, but for now here’s an excerpt from that article in Vanity Fair:
Having effectively exhausted his legal options—at least 86 judges, including dozens appointed by Republicans, have shut down the president’s unprecedented attempt to overturn his defeat through the courts—Donald Trump is apparently now entertaining even more anti-democratic paths to preserving his power. During a White House meeting on Friday, nearly a week after the Electoral College certified Joe Biden’s victory, Trump reportedly discussed invoking martial law to overturn his losing election result—a strategy one of the meeting’s attendees, former national security adviser and recent pardon recipient Michael Flynn, had recently proposed on cable television. Appearing on the right-wing Newsmax channel earlier in the week, Flynn encouraged the president to deploy the military to “rerun” the election, an idea Trump inquired about during the Oval Office meeting a few days later, the New York Times reports. Trump bashed the report in a tweet just after midnight on Sunday:
Trump’s discussion about using the military for an election redo was one of many absurd and alarming ideas floated—and strongly pushed back on—during Friday’s meeting, which “became raucous and involved people shouting at each other at times,” according to the Times. Among the more contentious topics was naming Sidney Powell, the Trump-aligned lawyer and conspiracy theorist, as a special counsel to investigate voter fraud allegations, something Trump is apparently considering. Powell, who was present at the Friday meeting, has peddled unfounded voter fraud allegations, including a conspiracy theory about an international plot to rig the U.S. election through voting machines, and was disavowed by the Trump campaign weeks ago.
Most of Trump’s advisers reportedly opposed the special counsel idea, including Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal attorney who became the face of Trump’s flailing post-election legal battle. White House counsel Pat Cipollone and Chief of Staff Mark Meadows “repeatedly and aggressively pushed back on the ideas being proposed, which went beyond the special counsel idea” and Cipollone told Trump “there was no constitutional authority for what was being discussed,” the Times reports. At one point in the meeting, Trump apparently asked about Powell receiving security clearances to conduct her work, even as the president’s outgoing attorney general, William Barr, said the Justice Department has investigated found no evidence of election-altering fraud.
As others in the room pointed out Powell’s failure thus far to support her fraud claims with verifiable evidence, the attorney “accused other Trump advisers of being quitters,” according to the Times. Another reported idea weighed during Friday’s meeting was an executive order to seize voting machines to examine them for alleged fraud, after Giuliani separately asked the Department of Homeland Security to do so earlier in the week—apparently to no avail, according to the Times, as he was told the department does not have such authority.
Sen. Mitt Romney shot down the president’s last-ditch efforts overturn the election during an appearance Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union. “It’s not going to happen. That’s going nowhere,” Romney said. “I understand the president is casting about, trying to find some way to have a different result than the one that was delivered by the American people. It’s really sad in a lot of respects and embarrassing.”
Memo to Vanity Fair, you should stick to giving horrible fashion advice, because you don’t know what you’re talking about.
Want the truth?
Here’s the REAL breakdown, from OANN on Rumble:
As concern over election integrity continues, some are raising the question as to why President Trump’ does not take federal action to aid in the investigation. One America’s Christina Bobb sat down with former Defense Department official Andrew Knaggs to discuss the President’s options.
Meanwhile, here is that Deep State RAT Bill Barr giving the Deep State talking points…..from The Independent:
Attorney General William Barr said he sees “no reason” to seize Dominion voting machines in a major break from Donald Trump during his last press conference as head of the Department of Justice.
Asked if the president has the legal authority to order the seizure of voting machines across the country, Mr Barr pushed back on the Trump campaign’s efforts to continue challenging election results in swing states where ballots were counted by Dominion Voting Systems.
“I see no basis now for seizing machines by the federal government, you know wholesale seizure of machines by the federal government,” Mr Barr said.
The attorney general was speaking at a press conference to mark the 32nd anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing of Flight 103 that killed 259 people above Scotland in 1988.
It was his last major public appearance before he leaves the Justice Department on Wednesday, following his resignation last week.
The resignation came shortly after Mr Barr said in an interview that the Justice Department had not found widespread voter fraud to the extent that would change the outcome of the presidential election. He stood by that assessment on Monday.
“But I was commenting on the extent to which we had looked at suggestions or allegations of systemic or broad-based fraud that would affect the outcome of the election and I already spoke to that and I stand by that statement.”
The president has been exploring the possibility of a special prosecutor to investigate claims of voter fraud, with allegations from Trump-supporting lawyer Sidney Powell focusing on Dominion Voting Systems. The so-called Kraken.
When asked if Ms Powell or someone else should be appointed a special prosecutor to investigate those claims, Mr Barr said that he didn’t see any reason to do so. It was a major contradiction of the Trump campaign’s legal efforts to overturn the results of the election.