The Guardian reports:
Hours before the deadly attack on the US Capitol this year, Donald Trump made several calls from the White House to top lieutenants at the Willard hotel in Washington and talked about ways to stop the certification of Joe Biden’s election win from taking place on 6 January.
The former president first told the lieutenants his vice-president, Mike Pence, was reluctant to go along with the plan to commandeer his largely ceremonial role at the joint session of Congress in a way that would allow Trump to retain the presidency for a second term.
But as Trump relayed to them the situation with Pence, he pressed his lieutenants about how to stop Biden’s certification from taking place on 6 January, and delay the certification process to get alternate slates of electors for Trump sent to Congress.
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“Multiple sources, speaking to the Guardian on the condition of anonymity, described Trump’s involvement in the effort to subvert the results of the 2020 election.”https://t.co/CrNYPwpZMD
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) November 30, 2021
Trump’s remarks reveal a direct line from the White House and the command center at the Willard. The conversations also show Trump’s thoughts appear to be in line with the motivations of the pro-Trump mob that carried out the Capitol attack. https://t.co/k64QZdbPVK
— John FitzGerald (@TheTweetOfJohn) November 30, 2021
Sources to the Guardian claim that Donald Trump himself was the kingpin at the top of the conspiracy to overthrow democracy on January 6.
If this same claim is made by witnesses before a grand jury, it’s doom for all of them. https://t.co/CGjTOigu22
— Eric Garland (@ericgarland) November 30, 2021
NEW: Trump Called Top Officials on Jan 6. in Desperate Last Minute Effort to Overturn Election https://t.co/cGXeebXOvR
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) November 30, 2021