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Photo raises alarms about a Trump ally still pushing election conspiracies at the White House

January 15, 2021 in Blogs

By Cody Fenwick

My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell arrived at the White House on Friday for an apparent meeting with President Donald Trump, raising alarms after a press photographer shared a close-up shot of the visitor’s notes.

While the image wasn’t entirely clear — the paper was folded in half, and some of the text was blurry due to the distance at which the photo was taken — it strongly indicated that Lindell planned to bring up with Trump widely debunked conspiracy fictions about the 2020 election. The notes even suggested he would push for personnel changes, the invocation of the Insurrection Act, and the possible declaration of martial law.

This troubling meeting occurred, of course, under the dark shadow of the previous week’s disaster at the U.S. Capitol, where supporters riled up by the president violently overtook the building in order to stop the affirmation of President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College win. Those events led the House of Representatives to call for Trump’s immediate removal and to impeach him on the charge of inciting and insurrection. Vice President Mike Pence and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, however, both made clear that neither would use their respective powers to facilitate Trump’s removal before his official last day in office, Jan. 20.

The fact that Trump appears to be meeting with someone still pursuing the idea that the election result was illegitimate and perhaps could still be overturned shows the danger of leaving him in office, even if he has released statements that seem to acknowledge Biden will be president by next week.

Jabin Botsford, a staff photographer with the Washington Post, shared the photo in question on Twitter:

Here’s what appears to be visible on the document:

  • The title includes the words “…taken immediately to save the… the Constitution”
  • A suggestion for someone to be appointed “NOW as Acting National Security …”
  • A reference to “getting the evidence of all the… the election and information regarding…”
  • A reference to “[In]surrection Act now as a result of the assault on the… [m]artial law if necessary upon the first hint of any…”
  • A direct reference to “Sidney Powell,” a lawyer who has promoted some of the wildest conspiracy theories about the election
  • The suggestion to “Move Kash Patel to CIA Acting” …read more

    Source: ALTERNET

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