As president, Donald Trump has selectively disclosed highly classified information in a battle against his political opponents. He tried to gain political advantage and impress or intimidate the governments of other countries, in some cases threatening the capabilities of US intelligence. As an ex-president, there is every reason to fear that he will do the same as by the Joe Biden administration’s unique dilemma of national security, the Washington Post writes…
All presidents leave the White House with valuable national secrets, including nuclear launch procedures, intelligence gathering capabilities including assets deep within foreign governments, and the development of new and advanced weapons systems.
“But no new president has ever had to fear that his predecessor might reveal the country’s secrets,” current and former officials told The Post.
The newspaper emphasizes that Trump has a history of the disclosure.
Many senior members of the Republican Party have expressed support for Donald Trump’s efforts to question last week’s presidential election. Trump parties have repeatedly claimed that there was widespread electoral fraud in the election, but have not been able to provide evidence. State officials, observers and others involved in the election have strongly opposed the allegations.
Speakers include Sen. Mitch McConnell. He said yesterday that Trump was fully entitled to seek recount, sue, and open an investigation. However, he did not accept the president’s remarks about electoral fraud.
Other party representatives and MPs have struck a similar chord. In private, however, they say there is no chance that Trump’s campaign will be successful.
Trump has filed a number of lawsuits in states such as Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Nevada, but so far it has not yielded any results.
US Attorney General William Barr yesterday authorized prosecutors to begin investigating allegations made by President Donald Trump and his team on alleged fraud in the country’s recent presidential election. The ministry’s chief prosecutor resigned over the case.
Squeaks and goes
In a conversation with the Washington Post, Trump aides said there was little or no expectation in the candidacy that these lawsuits and other actions would work. However, the cases would be kept to a minimum and partly so that allegations of electoral fraud could be kept alive.
“What do we lose by leaving him?” Asked a Washington Post source.
“NOBODY BELIEVES THAT THE RESULTS WILL CHANGE. HE WENT GOLFING THIS WEEKEND. IT’S NOT LIKE HE’S PLANNING HOW HE WILL PREVENT BIDEN FROM TAKING POWER ON JANUARY 20. HE’S TWEETING ABOUT COURT CASES, THEY WILL FAIL, THEN HE WILL TWEET MORE ABOUT HOW THE ELECTION WAS STOLEN AND THEN HE WILL LEAVE.”
This is in line with what senior officials, Trump’s candidacy advisers, and his allies have told the Eastern Herald.
The aim of the lawsuits is not to overturn the election results. It is to ensure the loyalty of Trump’s supporters and thus his influence within the Republican Party and to make it easier for him to accept the loss.
Deny Biden access to the public
The Trump administration has barred officials from working with Biden’s candidates to run for office. Leading the way is Emily W. Murphy. She was appointed by Trump to take over the operation of an organization called the General Services Administration (GSA).
It is up to the GSA to formally define Biden as the winner of the election so that the change of power can formally begin. Among other things, Biden will have access to funds and office space so that preparations can begin.
As head of the GSA, Murphy has refused to give Biden’s staff permission to formally begin the process.
In an interview with New York Times reporters, A White House spokesman described the situation as “2000”, when the same process was delayed after the election campaign between Al Gore and George W. Bush. because of the election.
Biden members say the comparison is ridiculous. The controversy in 200 revolved around one state where about 500 votes separated the candidates. The difference now is much greater than that and that in addition there is only one case. For the past 60 years, this process has usually begun within a day of the election.
An employee is shouted at for printing a CV
Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online. This is despite the fact that their contracts expire on November 15 and there is no prospect that they will be extended.
“THEY ARE SAYING; “GO AHEAD AND FIGHT.” IT IS DIFFICULT FOR PEOPLE TO CONTINUE THE FIGHT WHEN THEY LOOK FORWARD TO UNEMPLOYMENT NEXT WEEK. ” —SAID ONE CNN SOURCE WITHIN THE CANDIDACY.
On Monday, a staff meeting was held where the representatives of the candidacy complained about poor attendance. After the meeting, Trump’s assistant secretary of state shouted at a public official for printing his resume in the candidate’s printer.
On the evening of November 7, it became known about the victory of Joe Biden who, together with Pennsylvania, received 273 electoral votes.
On the other hand, Forty-fifth chapter of the White House Donald Trump has once again announced that he will win, and once again promised to make “America great again”, even though the American media had already reported on the victory of his rival Joe Biden the day before. The Washington Post writes about it…
WE ARE MAKING BIG PROGRESS. RESULTS START TO COME IN NEXT WEEK. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 10, 2020
According to the publication, such tweets are Trump’s reaction to the words of one of the representatives of Joe Biden’s team that some Republicans have already non-publicly congratulated the main Democrat on his victory.
In fact, it is not clear exactly what Trump means in this tweet. Earlier, he posted a quote from a congressman from Texas that by the end of the year it was thanks to him that the United States would receive the coronavirus vaccine. Perhaps this is what the 45th President of the United States is implying when he claims a breakthrough.
After three days of ambiguity, the Republican Party broke his silence and came out en bloc in support of Donald Trump and his allegations of voter fraud against the Democrat Joe Biden.
“Let’s not preach” to the president Trump about what to do or not do in this situation, said Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader in the Senate.
No sermons on how the president should immediately and happily accept the preliminary election results coming from the same characters who have spent the last four years refusing to accept the validity of the last elections.
The reaction of McConnell goes in the opposite direction than congratulations to Biden expressed by the former President George Bush on Sunday, followed only by several senators and governors from the party’s moderate wing.
The Republican leader in the Senate refrained from congratulating the Democrats but also from commenting on the preliminary result, which made the mathematical winner of the elections Biden Saturday at noon thanks to his victory in Pennsylvania and Nevada. “The president trump is 100% within his right to examine allegations of irregularities and weigh his legal options,” defended the senator during a session of the High camera.
The campaign of Trump has taken legal recourse in these and other states with the aim of challenging the results, but for the moment none have had a path and all the experts agree that they have little chance of success.
Trump had already warned before the elections that he would not accept a defeat, which does not contribute to giving credibility to his allegations. In one case the evidence was as weak as a note written on a post-it by an unidentified alleged election observer.