Gabriel Sterling debunks Trump conspiracy theories
During the call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger , Trump cited a number of voting fraud – conspiracy theories. The State of Georgia Voting System Implementation manager, Gabriel Sterling debunked each theory as being inaccurate or false on Monday afternoon, January 4th.
Its Monday and speaking in front of a poster that had many of the debunked claims Trump mentioned, Sterling starts off;
“It’s whack-a-mole again, it’s Groundhog Day again.”
This is a 31-minute tape provided by NPR which is worth listening to as Mr. Sterling reviews in detail each claim by Trump.
Georgia Election Official: Don’t Let Misinformation ‘Suppress Your Own Vote, ‘ NPR, Miles Parks
There are two major aspects to the considerable power of the POTUS. One is addictive nature of such power and the other is the overwhelming responsibility of the office. Trump got the one and it so overwhelmed his senses that he never made it to the other.
Defense Secretaries Worried About a Trump Power Grab
Talk of Trump imposing martial law helped spur the ex-Pentagon chiefs to speak out.
By Jack Detsch | January 4, 2021, 7:26 PM
U.S. defense secretaries who published a scathing opinion piece against outgoing President Donald Trump in the Washington Post over the weekend were driven by concerns that he would impose martial law or invoke the Insurrection Act in order to void the results of the November election and extend his term at the White House.
The article, signed by all 10 living defense secretaries, including Mark Esper, who was dismissed by Trump just days after the election, declared that “the time for questioning the results has passed” and warned that Pentagon officials who helped Trump could “potentially face criminal penalties for the grave consequences of their actions on our republic.”
The article was aided by two former U.S. officials who served in Republican administrations, Eric Edelman and Eliot Cohen. Edelman had been talking with former Vice President Dick Cheney about Trump off and on for months, and kept him informed about an effort by Republican national security officials to endorse eventual victor Joe Biden for president.
But a recent column by the Washington Post’s David Ignatius warning that domestic or foreign turmoil could give Trump a pretext to cling to power helped push Cheney and other former secretaries over the edge, according to Cohen…
[Somehow I do not expect things to go well for Donald Trump if he tries something. Maybe Dick Cheney will take Donald duck hunting.]
“Maybe Dick Cheney will take Donald duck hunting” sort of wrote itself unfortunately. It would have been more correct to say “Maybe Dick Cheney will take Dan quail hunting,” except that it would have been entirely out of context.