New damning proof suggests Trump was behind the tried coup
The missing piece, which even the 1/6 Committee couldn’t find, was direct evidence Trump initiated the attempted coup, but a new report says Trump is directing others to overturn the election.
The Washington Post reported on Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 Arizona election results:
After Trump’s call to Ducey, Trump instructed Pence, a former governor who had known Ducey for years, to check in with the governor regularly to see if there was any progress in uncovering allegations of voting irregularities, according to two people with knowledge of the effort .
Pence was expected to report back his findings and was peppered with conspiracy theories from Trump and his team, the person said. Pence didn’t pressure Ducey but did urge him to please call him if he finds anything as Trump is looking for evidence, people familiar with the calls say.
It’s not about Trump asking or making motions. The former president instructed his then-vice president to pressure an incumbent governor to throw out the election results and then report back to him.
Trump was more than the beneficiary of the conspiracy. He was the one running it. Rudy Giuliani was the coordinator of the fake election plots, but Donald Trump was the main actor in the whole plan.
The story of the Arizona print campaign puts Trump at the forefront of the storyline. There are no other people the former president could blame or persuade to take the fall for him.
Pence was ordered to pressure an elected official to overturn the election and report to Trump.
It doesn’t get any more direct than this, and if the Washington Post’s story is correct, Trump should be charged with the attempted coup after the 2020 election.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also White House press secretary and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. The focus of his thesis was on public policy with a focus on social reform movements.
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