Make no mistake about it, the D.C. swamp really does consist of a lovefest between establishment Republicans and Democrats.
It has now been revealed that in 2016 President Obama and Republicans had formed a plan to certify the results that year’s presidential election and expose the alleged claim that Russians aided Trump’s campaign.
“I will totally accept the result of this great and historic presidential election,” he said. “If I win.”-Donald Trump
According to Fox News, this statement by Trump, and subsequent other statements about the election being “rigged” is what pressured Obama and others to form the plan.
“The plan to validate the election involved former secretaries of state Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice. Former presidents and congressional Republicans also participated in the plan,” reported Fox News.
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“It wasn’t a hypothetical,” he said. “Trump was already saying it on the campaign trail.”
Jen Psaki, communications director for Obama, minimized the plan’s significance, saying it just one of a number of “red-teaming” discussions about the potential fallout following the 2016 election, including pro-Trump protests and political division.
She said that Obama’s unpopularity among “a portion of the population” meant there was a need for a plan to validate the election.
“For them, just having him say the election was legitimate was not going to be enough,” she said.
“I don’t think there is any indication to suggest that if that’s where things headed, [Trump] would accept it,” Psaki added. “He’s laying the groundwork for delegitimizing the process now — questioning our institutions, attacking their leadership. This is all fodder for his supporters to work with in the event that things go down a dark path for him.”