January 29, 2022 it was widely reported by numerous national news agencies that “Der Führer” former President Donald Trump angerly lashed out at a rally in Conroe, Texas against the ongoing criminal investigations in New York, Georgia and Washington. Trump went so far as to call on his supporters to stage mass protests if he is “mistreated” by prosecutors, ostensibly meaning if he is charged or indicted for crimes. Trump said:
“If these radical, vicious, racist prosecutors do anything wrong or illegal, I hope we are going to have in this country the biggest protest we have ever had in Washington, D.C, in New York, in Atlanta and elsewhere, because our country and our elections are corrupt.”
Trump also said he would “consider” pardoning defendants charged in connection with the January 6 , 2021 Capitol riot if he returns to the White House and said:
“Another thing we’ll do, and so many people have been asking me about it, if I run and if I win we will treat those people from January 6 fairly. … And if it requires pardons we will give them pardons because they are being treated so unfairly.”
FBI ASSISTANCE REQUESTED
On Sunday, January 30, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis who’s investigating whether Donald Trump and others broke the law by trying to pressure Georgia officials to overturn Joe Biden’s presidential election victory, asked the FBI for security help after Trump lashed out. Willis wrote a letter to the FBI office in Atlanta asking for a risk assessment of the county courthouse, where her office is located, and government center. She also asked the FBI to provide protective resources, “to include intelligence and federal agents.”
Willis last year opened an investigation into any potential attempts to improperly influence the 2020 general election in Georgia by Trump and his associates. A special grand jury is set to be seated May 2.
In her letter to the FBI, Willis wrote:
“My staff and I will not be influenced or intimidated by anyone as this investigation moves forward. … I am asking that you immediately conduct a risk assessment of the Fulton County Courthouse and Government Center, and that you provide protective resources to include intelligence and federal agents. … It is imperative that these resources are in place well in advance of the convening of the Special Purpose Grand Jury. … We must work together to keep the public safe and ensure that we do not have a tragedy in Atlanta similar to what happened at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021.”
FBI spokesperson Jenna Sellitto confirmed receipt of the letter and said the agency supports local, state and federal and local law enforcement agencies to maintain public safety and said in part:
“Our efforts are focused on identifying, investigating, and disrupting individuals that are inciting violence and engaging in criminal activity. … As we do in the normal course of business, we are gathering information to identify any potential threats and are sharing that information with our partners.”
Wyoming Republican US Rep. Liz Cheney, the who is vice chair of the select House committee investigating events surrounding the January 6 2021 riot, in a tweet on January 31 blasted Trump for his rhetoric and said this.
“Trump uses language he knows caused the Jan 6 violence; suggests he’d pardon the Jan 6 defendants, some of whom have been charged with seditious conspiracy; threatens prosecutors; and admits he was attempting to overturn the election. … He’d do it all again if given the chance.”
Republican South Carolina United States Senator Lindsey Graham, normally a staunch supporter of all that is Trump, called his suggestion of pardons for the January 6 defendants “inappropriate” and said on CBS’s “Face the Nation”:
“No, I don’t want to send any signal that it was okay to defile the Capitol. … There are other groups with causes that may want to go down to the violent path that these people get pardoned.”
Republican Governor Chris Sununu of New Hampshire also said on CNN’s “State of the Union” he doesn’t think the January 6 capitol rioters should be pardoned and said:
“Folks that were part of the riots and frankly the assault on the U.S. Capitol have to be held accountable. There is a rule of law.”
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“DER FÜHRER” TRUMP REVEALS HE WANTED PENCE TO OVERTURN BIDENS ELECTION
On January 29, Der Führer Trump issued an explicit public statement that his intent on January 6, 2021 was he wanted then-Vice President Mike Pence to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, making clear Trump’s goal was not to resolve disputes over electoral votes but to have Pence declare Trump the winner. Trump became angry after Republican Main Senator Susan Collins said on ABC’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos” that “ambiguities” in the Electoral Count Act of 1887, which governs the counting and the certification of the presidential vote, were “exploited” on January 6, 2021. Collins went on to say that lawmakers “need to prevent that from happening again.” Collins is leading a group of 16 senators on the reforms.
Der Führer Trump had this to say in a statement:
“If … Vice President [Mike Pence] had ‘absolutely no right’ to change the Presidential Election results in the Senate, despite fraud and many other irregularities, how come the Democrats and RINO Republicans, like Wacky Susan Collins, are desperately trying to pass legislation that will not allow the Vice President to change the results of the election? … Actually, what they are saying, is that Mike Pence did have the right to change the outcome, and they now want to take that right away. … Unfortunately, he didn’t exercise that power, he could have overturned the Election!”
Trump’s claims that bipartisan efforts to reform the law proves that vice presidents have the power to overturn elections is simply another lie to promote Trump’s big lie that the 2020 election was rigged and that he won it. Constitutional experts told ABC News that what Trump and his allies sought was to expand the role of the vice president beyond ceremonial and to have Pence essentially disregard millions of Americans’ votes.
Rebecca Green, co-director of the election law program at William and Mary Law School, also told ABC News:
“There has never been the kind of pressure that Mike Pence experienced on Jan. 6, 2021, before. … [It] would be extremely illogical for the system to instill that much power in sitting vice presidents, particularly since sitting vice presidents are so regularly on the presidential ballot.”
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DER FÜHRER TRUMP WANTED VOTING MACHINES SIEZED
The New York Times reported that then-President Donald Trump was directly involved in efforts to use national security agencies to seize voting machines after his 2020 election loss. Trump went so as to press his lawyer Rudy Giuliani to make inquiries while Trump advisers drafted two versions of a related executive order.
The New York Times cited 3 people familiar with the matter. According to the Times, reported Trump directed Rudy Giuliani to call the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to determine whether it could legally take control of voting machines in key swing states.
That effort came amid 2 previously reported attempts to seize the machines. Trump’s outside advisers pressed to have the Defense Department confiscate the voting machines and Trump also asked Attorney General Bill Barr whether the Justice Department could take them.
According to the Times, Trump brought up the prospect of the Justice Department seizing voting machines during a November meeting with Attorney General Bill Barr. Trump reportedly told Barr that his lawyers told him the machines could be seized, but Barr immediately rejected the suggestion.
“During a Dec. 18 Oval Office meeting the Times described as “dramatic,” disgraced general Michael Flynn and conspiracy-pushing lawyer Sidney Powell reportedly presented Trump with a draft of an executive order instructing the military to seize the machines. Trump summoned Rudy Giuliani, who said the military had no grounds to seize them, because, again, there was no actual proof of any significant election fraud. Trump ultimately sided with Giuliani.”
“Trump was intrigued by the idea of the Department of Homeland Secuity seizing the machines, after plots to have the Justice Department and the military seize them had been nixed. Trump asked Giuliani to call up the department’s acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli to see if the DHS could indeed commandeer the state-run machines. He did so, and the answer was no.”
Both the New York Times and CNN reported Trump’s advisers drafted a second version of an executive order directing the DHS to take control of voting equipment. The first version, reported last month by Politico, called on the Defense Department to take the machines.
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COMMENTARY AND ANALYSIS
On November 3, 2020, President Joe Biden was elected the 46 President of the United States. Biden won the popular vote securing 51.1% of the popular vote (79,693,395 votes) to President Donald Trump’s 47.2% of the popular vote (73,708,217). President Elect Biden also won the electoral college, securing 306 to 232 electoral votes.
President Biden won the electoral college by the exact same vote Trump won the electoral college over Hillary Clinton. When Trump won the electoral college and not the popular vote, he declared he had won by a “landslide” even though Clinton had won the popular vote by over 3 million votes. Not this time. Trump lost the popular vote by 6 million votes and the electoral college by 74 and by Trump’s own measure he lost in a landslide to Biden.
It is clear that Trump is the first fascist ever elected President of the United States who put himself above the law, his own country and his own party. Trump has no respect for our constitution nor free elections. His view is that the only votes that count are those that are cast form him, a lesson he probably learned from Vladimir Putin.
Trump’s strongest and closest allies and supporters need to come to their senses and the realization that Trump is a traitor to our country, to them, to all of us and to our democracy. Attempting to set aside the vote of the American people was an attempt to undermine our very democracy. It was a coup d’é·tat that failed. He and his supporters belong in jail, yet he continues to do whatever he can to undermine our free elections.
Simply put, “Der Führer Trump” is who he is: a fascist hell bent on destroying our democracy.
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