The missing piece that even the 1/6 Committee couldn’t find was direct evidence that Trump was leading the coup plot, but a new report has Trump ordering others to void the election. .
The Washington Post reported on Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election results in Arizona:
After Trump’s call to Ducey, Trump ordered Pence, a former governor who had known Ducey for years, to check in frequently with the governor on any progress in uncovering allegations of voting irregularities, according to two people with knowledge. effort.
Pence had to report his findings and was peppered with conspiracy theories from Trump and his team, the person said. Pence did not pressure Ducey, but told him to please call if he found anything because Trump was looking for evidence, according to those familiar with the calls.
It is not Trump who is asking or making demands. The former president ordered his then-vice president to pressure a sitting governor to overturn the election results and then report back to him.
Trump was more than the beneficiary of the plot. He was the one running it. Rudy Giuliani was the fake election plot coordinator, but Donald Trump was the go-to man for the whole scheme.
The story of the Arizona pressure campaign puts Trump at the pinnacle of intrigue. There are no other people the former president can blame or set up to take the fall for him.
Pence was tasked with lobbying an elected official to void the election and report to Trump by Trump.
It doesn’t get any more blunt than that, and if the Washington Post story is correct, Trump should face charges for the coup attempt after the 2020 election.
Jason is the editor. He is also a member of the White House press pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate studies focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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