Even if Donald Trump won the Electoral College by a landslide (306 vs 232), the establishment is not giving up without a fight. The thing is that despite winning the election decisively, Donald Trump may be losing the presidency after all, as the Democrats are now trying to legally steal it from him, either on December 19th, when the Electoral College will choose the next US President or on January 6th in the Congress, when the votes will be counted in a joint session.
With the establishment in panic mode, running obsessively the Russian interference in the election meme, more DEM electors are now asking James Clapper for a briefing about the CIA’s claim with regard to the Russians meddling in the US elections. Twenty nine electors joined Christine Pelosi’s call for an intelligence briefing before the Electoral College vote from next Monday.
Christine Pelosi is the daughter of Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic Leader (California) and she recently wrote an open letter to James Clapper asking him to disclose more information (if any) about the CIA’s conspiracy theory about Russian interference in the US elections.
Here’s an excerpt from the letter from The Hill:
“The Electors require to know from the intelligence community whether there are ongoing investigations into ties between Donald Trump, his campaign or associates, and Russian government interference in the election, the scope of those investigations, how far those investigations may have reached, and who was involved in those investigations,” the letter reads. “We further require a briefing on all investigative findings, as these matters directly impact the core factors in our deliberations of whether Mr. Trump is fit to serve as President of the United States.”
Hillary Clinton’s team expressed their support on Monday via a statement from John Podesta, the campaign chairman:
Each day that month, our campaign decried the interference of Russia in our campaign and its evident goal of hurting our campaign to aid Donald Trump.
Despite our protestations, this matter did not receive the attention it deserved by the media in the campaign. We now know that the CIA has determined Russia’s interference in our elections was for the purpose of electing Donald Trump. This should distress every American.
At this point, it seems that the Democrats and the mainstream media have finally settled on the “It’s the ruskies” meme for unleashing a sort of soft coup in the Electoral College, after their latest failures in coping with reality, i.e. “the voting machines were hacked” and Jill Stein’s recounts to nowhere.
In final analysis, it definitely looks like these desperate efforts from the establishment are all about stopping The Donald at any cost and they’ve nothing to do with the so called Russian interference in the US election, which is the latest from a long series of excuses for Hillary’s loss. If 37 Republicans in the Electoral College can be convinced to change their vote for someone else instead of Donald Trump, the election will be thrown in the House of Representatives and it’s not clear what would happen in that scenario, as there are a number of anti Trump Republicans that would love to deny him the presidency.
Even Barack Obama denounced the Russian conspiracy theory during a Daily Show interview with Trevor Noah, saying that:
“What’s happened to our political system where some emails that were hacked and released ended up being the overwhelming story, and the constant source of coverage – breathless coverage – that was depicted as somehow damning in all sorts of ways when the truth of the matter was it was fairly routine stuff?
We were frankly more concerned in the run up to the election to the possibilities of vote tampering, which we did not see evidence of. And we’re confident that we can guard against.”