Posted originally on The Conservative Tree House on December 19, 2020 by Sundance
The New York Times is reporting today on a Friday night visit between President Trump and lawyer Sidney Powell. According to the Times President Trump’s legal counsel Rudy Giuliani was present via phone conference and White House counsel Pat A. Cipollone represented the office of the President.
There are essentially a few competing approaches still being provided to President Trump for consideration as the White House awaits an important report from Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe, on what the DNI has affirmed was “foreign interference in the 2020 election.”
Rudy Giuliani and several members of the formal legal team seem to prefer President Trump using executive order #13848 upon, and as an outcome of, formal findings represented by DNI John Ratcliffe.
Use of that specific XO would make sense as the direct purpose of the 2018 order was targeted toward foreign interference. However, there is no specific information known as to which executive agency would carry out any authority if the issues directly highlight domestic election infrastructure targeting.
The Times reports “[p]art of the White House meeting on Friday night was a discussion about an executive order to take control of voting machines to examine them, according to one of the people briefed.” However legal advisors to the office of president are unsure if DHS would have authority to impound Dominion ballot machines. The 2018 executive order would seem to indicate that any office directed by the White House would have authority. This avenue would obviously depend on the DNI final report.
Ms. Powell has two lawsuits in the docket of the high court; however, as each day passes it seems the ability to confront known election fraud evidence becomes more challenging. It is likely Powell is recommending a more forceful approach by the executive branch that will support the lawsuits underway by her outside group.
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.
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.
Ms. Powell accused other Trump advisers of being quitters, according to the people briefed. (read more)
With public confidence in the integrity of the FBI and DOJ near zero; and with massive evidence of wide-scale institutional corruption and weaponized politics highlighted over the past four years; there is somewhere near 100 million Americans waiting to see what direction President Trump will take.
In the larger picture many American voters are now awake to the reality that U.S. politics has been an “illusion of choice” for the past several election cycles. The Big Club is indeed a set of two private organizations, DNC and RNC, that select candidates and construct the party election strategies around them.
It was the December 2014 RNC playbook to nominate Jeb Bush in 2016 that finally showcased just how much strategic manipulation takes place inside The Club to give the illusion of voter influence. CTH called this specific road-map the “Splitter Strategy”, and it would have ended successfully with a Hillary -vs- Jeb general election contest if Donald J Trump had not intervened in 2015 as the outsider.
The institutions of American government and politics have responded over the past five years to having someone from outside the Big Club apparatus win the presidency. Both wings of the UniParty club were/are aligned to remove the risk represented by Trump.
It has been a one-man America-First battle against the administrative state for the past five years and we have watched each element within this larger struggle.
President Trump has a key decision now in front of him; however, he also has 100 million American patriots standing beside him.
The MAGA movement is waiting to see what comes next. One thing is certain, the entire apparatus of our U.S. government will never be the same.
We pray for wisdom.