Trump spent his final Friday in the White House plotting to overthrow the government by invoking martial law with My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell.
Lindell was showing off his notes about his coup plot to reporters before he went into the White House:
— Jabin Botsford (@jabinbotsford) January 15, 2021
It appears that the big plan that was so epic that it required an Oval Office meeting was to use the attack on the Capitol that Trump incited to declare martial law:
It looks like the My Pillow guy was urging the president to use the “Insurrection Act now as a result of the attack” and then “martial law if necessary.” https://t.co/lttekVSJBu
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) January 15, 2021
As you can see, Lindell showed up with a full plan of who to fire and replace so that Trump could declare martial law.
A declaration of martial law is the one thing that Trump could do that would get Mitch McConnell to bring the Senate back into session early and remove Trump from office.
Even by Trump’s standards, it is amazing that he would consider using the attack that got him impeached for a second time as a tool to stay in power.
Anyone who buys any My Pillow products is supporting the overthrow of democracy in the United States. The domestic enemies of democracy are showing their faces, and it is time for the nation to get rid of them all.
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Mr. Easley is the managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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