New York Times melting down over prospect of Trump getting to the bottom of election fraud activity
President Trump met with attorney Sidney Powell in the Oval Office on Friday to discuss her possibly taking the role of special counsel to further investigate the 2020 election fraud, according to the New York Times.
“President Trump on Friday discussed making Sidney Powell, who as a lawyer for his campaign team unleashed a series of conspiracy theories about a Venezuelan plot to rig voting machines in the United States, a special counsel investigating voter fraud, according to two people briefed on the discussion,” NYT’s Maggie Haberman reported Saturday.
From the New York Times:
It was unclear if Mr. Trump will move ahead with such a plan.
Most of his advisers opposed the idea, two of the people briefed on the discussion said, including Rudolph W. Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, who in recent days sought to have the Department of Homeland Security join the campaign’s efforts to overturn Mr. Trump’s loss in the election.
Mr. Giuliani joined the discussion by phone, while Ms. Powell was at the White House for a meeting that became raucous at times, according to one of the people briefed on what took place. Other administration officials drifted in and out of the meeting, two of the people briefed said, and the White House counsel, Pat A. Cipollone, pushed back on the ideas being proposed.
The Times went on to claim that Trump’s consideration of appointing Powell as a special counsel “sent shock waves” through Trump’s inner circle, noting that several courts tossed out her lawsuits – despite not weighing in on the merits.
“But the idea that Mr. Trump would try to install Ms. Powell in a position to investigate the outcome sent shock waves through the president’s circle. She has repeatedly claimed there was widespread fraud, but several lawsuits she filed related to election fraud have been tossed out of court,” The Timesreported.
Powell has been a vocal critic of the election fraud, claiming last month that Trump actually won by “millions of votes” that were manipulated by Dominion Voting Systems software.
“We’re fixin’ to overturn the results of the election in multiple states, and President Trump won by not just hundreds of thousands of votes but by millions of votes that were shifted by this software that was designed expressly for that purpose,” Powell said.
This comes as Trump has called on the American people to descend on Washington D.C. on January 6th to protest his “statistically impossible” loss to Joe Biden.