Sunday, September 26, 2021

the last book I ever read (I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year, excerpt twenty)

from I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year by Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker:

Flynn’s former military colleagues thought they were long past being shocked by his bizarre behavior after he joined Trump’s campaign and his administration. He had taken money from the Turkish government while seeking a White House job, lied to the FBI about his conversations with a Russian ambassador on his fourth day as national security adviser, and then claimed prosecutors had coerced him to falsely admit to lying. But on December 17, the military brass he used to work alongside were floored anew when the retired lieutenant general asserted in a television interview that Trump had won the election, and urged him to seize the voting machines and declare martial law if necessary to “rerun” the election.

In his Newsmax TV interview with Greg Kelly at about 4:00 that afternoon, Flynn said there was precedent for deploying military troops for this purpose when in fact there was none.

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