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Meet The Press does a very good video recap of the Election overturn attempts made by the former administration this morning.   Wish the video were available.  I’ll keep looking for it.  Here is the best “live-stream” link I could find so far.  Looks like it is on some sort forced “1 hour delay”.

Here’s a snippet of that video recap, starting the day after Biden was declared the winner in Nov 2020, ending with the direct threat make to the republican Secretary of State in Georgia:

Meet the Press – January 2, 2022   [The entire transcript can be found in this link.]

[…]

KAYLEIGH McENANY:

This election is not over. Far from it.

CHUCK TODD:

— while announcing legal action. November 19th – Trump lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell hold a bizarre news conference.

SIDNEY POWELL:

The massive influence of communist money through Venezuela, Cuba. A full-scale criminal investigation needs to be undertaken immediately by the Department of Justice.

CHUCK TODD:

Trump’s campaign lawyers file 62 federal and state lawsuits challenging the election results. Sixty-one are denied. December 1st: Attorney General Bill Barr tells The Associated Press that the Justice Department did not find widespread fraud. He would resign two weeks later. But beginning December 15th, Trump pressures Justice Department officials at least nine times to overturn Biden’s legitimate victory, including in a meeting on January 3rd when he threatens to replace Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen with loyalist Jeffrey Clark to carry out his scheme.

REP. LIZ CHENEY:

Trump intended to appoint Jeffrey Clark as attorney general, in part so that Mr. Clark could alter the department of justice’s conclusions regarding the election.

SEN. DICK DURBIN:

We were a half step away from a full blown constitutional crisis. If Rosen would have folded —

CHUCK TODD:

December 18th: former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and lawyer Sidney Powell push Mr. Trump to consider declaring martial law or to sign executive orders to seize voting equipment.

MICHAEL FLYNN:

If he wanted to, he could take military capabilities, and he could place them in those states and basically rerun an election in each of those states.

CHUCK TODD:

December 21st — Mr. Trump meets members of the Freedom Caucus to discuss their plans.

REP. LOUIE GOHMERT:

This is a desperate time for our country.

CHUCK TODD:

And Trump ramps up his effort in the states. January 2nd — he appeals directly to Georgia’s secretary of state — demanding he produce more votes in a state Joe Biden won.

PRES. DONALD TRUMP:

I just want to find, uh, 11,780 votes. So tell me, Brad, what are we going to do?

BRAD RAFFENSPERGER:

I heard the threat that he was making. And then obviously when he called me an enemy of the people —

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Finally a concise intelligent synopsis from mainstream media, of the series of GOP actions that almost succeeding in keeping Trump in office, despite the clear rejection of him by the Majority of People;  by wide margins both in the Electoral College, and in nationwide popular vote.

Congress really has to reform the Electoral Count Act, or they will be inviting similar state electors “replacement schemes” in the future.  Next time with Trump-insiders deciding the vote results locally.

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If you can find a better online video of today’s episode, post it below. 

It will be a video well worth sharing.

It will probably end up on this NBC News youtube page, sooner or later.  OK, here it is:

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