Date: December 21, 2020
“Trump alarms his own advisors, considering declaring Martial Law over the 2020 Election. John Iadarola and Francesca Fiorentini break it down on The Damage Report.
Senior Trump administration officials are increasingly alarmed that President Trump might unleash — and abuse — the power of government in an effort to overturn the clear result of the election.
Why it matters: These officials tell me that Trump is spending too much time with people they consider crackpots or conspiracy theorists and flirting with blatant abuses of power.
* There are 32 days until President-elect Biden’s inauguration.
The big picture: Their fears include Trump’s interest in former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s wild talk of martial law; an idea floated of an executive order to commandeer voting machines; and the specter of Sidney Powell, the conspiracy-spewing election lawyer, obtaining governmental power and a top-level security clearance.