After the naked malice, the bumbling incompetence, the gleeful ignorance, the spit flecked hatred, the appalling offensiveness and needless cruelty, Trump’s latest rant demanding officials steal the election for him is surely the final rant that cements his disgusting legacy…
President Trump urged fellow Republican Brad Raffensperger, the Georgia secretary of state, to “find” enough votes to overturn his defeat in an extraordinary one-hour phone call Saturday that legal scholars described as a flagrant abuse of power and a potential criminal act.
The Washington Post obtained a recording of the conversation in which Trump alternately berated Raffensperger, tried to flatter him, begged him to act and threatened him with vague criminal consequences if the secretary of state refused to pursue his false claims, at one point warning that Raffensperger was taking “a big risk.”
Throughout the call, Raffensperger and his office’s general counsel rejected Trump’s assertions, explaining that the president is relying on debunked conspiracy theories and that President-elect Joe Biden’s 11,779-vote victory in Georgia was fair and accurate.
…to actively pursue officials to steal the election for him has terrified the establishment and seen the Pentagon issue a statement that they do not see any justification for martial law to establish a coup…
In an extraordinary rebuke of President Donald Trump, all 10 living former secretaries of defense cautioned Sunday against any move to involve the military in pursuing claims of election fraud, arguing that it would take the country into “dangerous, unlawful and unconstitutional territory.”
…that would be extraordinary enough, but the decision to urgently recall the Nimitz from Iran suggests the Pentagon are terrified he is going to cause a military strike against Iran in the dying days of his obscene term.
He still has 2 B52s, a nuclear armed submarine and tomahawk missiles from bases, but the call to bring their Aircraft Carrier home urgently shows a military trying to blunt Trump’s madness, not support it.
The world will be holding its breath until the 20th.
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