Trump will take the nuclear briefcase with him to Florida, after leaving Washington DC on January 20, and therefore will not hand it over to Biden at his inauguration.
Outgoing US President Donald Trump has no intention of handing over the nuclear briefcase containing the activation codes for the US atomic weapons defense system to his successor in office, Democrat Joe Biden, on Wednesday. his presidential inauguration, according to the British newspaper reported on Saturday The Independent.
The Republican leader, as part of his particular tantrum of not recognizing Biden’s victory in the presidential elections of November 3 for alleging that there was an electoral “fraud” concocted from the Democratic ranks to avoid his reelection, has decided not to participate in the investiture ceremony of the former vice president of the North American country, which will take place next Wednesday.
In this way, Trump breaks a tradition of more than 100 years, according to which the outgoing president attends the investiture of his successor to pass the witness to him on the steps of the Capitol.
The transfer of power in the US implies the handover of command and control of the vast US nuclear arsenal that is inside the aforementioned briefcase, said the British media, to later clarify that inside, in addition to containing the codes of activation, a button is located, which, if pressed, immediately activates the nuclear warheads loaded on ICBMs deployed at US Army military bases, submarines, and strategic bombers.
The Independent reported, however, that the nuclear codes that accompany Trump in his retirement at the residence of Mar-a-Lago, in Florida (southeast), will cease to function as soon as Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. USA
What’s more, the top military commanders will have a spare nuclear briefcase, which will be, in this case, the one that is given to the Democrat after he becomes the commander-in-chief of the United States, several sources stressed to the chain american television CNN.
The president forces conservatives to choose sides by insisting on his false theories of fraud
The leader pressures Vice President Pence to refuse to certify Biden’s victory
Republicans fear that distrust in the system promoted by Trump will depress participation in the second rounds of Georgia that this Tuesday will decide control of the Senate
While campaigning for Hillary Clinton in 2016, Madeleine Albright said that of “there is a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other ”. The phrase could now be extrapolated to the dilemma facing the leaders of the Republican Party before him loyalty test that has been raised by its president. In his relentless campaign to reverse his defeat in the November elections, considered by many to be a covert coup to illegitimately perpetuate himself in power, Donald Trump has forced his party to choose between his debunked fraud theories o la preservation of democracy. A dilemma that has fractured to the party and has opened a incipient civil war in their ranks, call to intensify as soon as Trump disappears from the map.
His first salvoes have exploded in Washington and Georgia, where this Tuesday the two second rounds that will decide the control of the Senate and the margin of maneuver of Joe Biden to legislate during their first two-year term. Shortly before traveling to the state on Monday to campaign for the two Republican senators who are playing for reelection, the president again sent a message to the conservative leaders who do not accept the electoral fraud farce, denied by the courts, those responsible for the contested states and the Trump Administration itself.
“He ‘surrender group’ in the ranks of the Republican Party will move to the history of infamy as weak and incompetent ‘guardians’ of our nation, “he wrote on the networks a day after his pressure was leaked on Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, so you can find the 11,780 votes you need to subvert the result there. Pressures more typical of Fredo Corleone in ‘The Godfather’ Than the leader of the most smug democracy on the planet. During his speech in Georgia, Trump not only repeated over and over again the pucherazo theory, but he again demanded of his vice president, Mike Pence, that refuses to certify Biden’s victory in the joint session of Congress that this Wednesday will preside for definitively ratify the result from the polls. At least a dozen senators and 140 congressmen from his party have advanced that they will object to the certification of the count.
Pressure on Vice President Pence
“The vice president has the power to reject fraudulently elected voters,” Trump insisted Tuesday, championing an idea that constitutional experts reject. Since George Washington retired to tend his orchard on the Potomac in 1797 after two terms in power, no president had ever tried to blow up the most basic commandment of the American system, the peaceful transfer of power. But that is what is happening now before the stunned gaze of the minority sector of the Republican Party who have dared to publicly challenge the Trump narrative and the ire of his millions of followers, convinced at face value of electoral theft.
“I am concerned about the division in America, it is the most important thing, but it is clear that this is not healthy for the Republican Party,” said the senator. Ben Sasse. “This is bad for the country and bad for the party”. Few doubt that leaders like Sasse they will pay contempt having to face well-funded Trump candidates the next time they face reelection. Trump has already said that he will campaign against Raffensperger and the also Republican governor of Georgia, Brian Kempt, whom he has been insulting for weeks for refusing to reverse the result. And that they have carried out up to three counts without finding irregularities.
But those same leaders stood up again on Monday to repudiate the Trump lies, that with his attack on the integrity of the electoral process has endangered the control of the Senate for his party, since it is not ruled out that some voters remain at home after having lost confidence in the system. “All this ise has easily been shown to be false“Said Gabriel Sterling, the Republican at the helm of the voting system in Georgia, at a news conference with Raffensberger.
The anger of these days anticipates the war that is coming in the match between the populism trumpista and the traditional republican establishment when Trump leaves the White House, a struggle that will mark the course of the party and the future of the country.
With an impeccable side parting, the harsh voice of a ‘western’ actor and one of those Obamian smiles practiced in front of the mirror some six million times, the conservative Josh Hawley a media gap is being carved out in these days of transition. And not in the way one would expect from a Republican. The senator from Missouri, 40, appeared these days shoulder to shoulder with the socialist Bernie Sanders. The two demanded, as part of the second stimulus plan, a new round of checks to lower-middle-class families affected by the economic debacle unleashed by the coronavirus pandemic.
It was not the first time that Hawley advocated progressive policies. The senator has proposed to tax foreign capital, monitor the quality of university education according to its price and force the centers to pay half of the debt of students who cannot pay it. But above all, it has become one of the main scourges of Silicon Valley; both for its responsibility in addictions to technology and for the censorship, in the view of many Republicans, of conservative content.
Sometimes they could be put in the mouth of Sanders or Elizabeth Warren things that Hawley has said without making a difference, which has aroused misgivings among the conservative ranks. “They told us to shut up,” Hawley acknowledged, “while the party’s establishment focuses more on cut taxes and do favors for corporations. Multinational corporations that do not share our values, that will not uphold American principles, that were delighted to send American jobs abroad.
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The anti-elite stance of this young conservative, enthusiastic about the president Teddy Roosevelt, which broke the great monopolies of the early 20th century, can generate disbelief. Until we travel a few decades back in time. A time when the Republican Party retained some of the concerns that, for a few years, seem to us Democratic heritage.
San Francisco, August 1956. The Republican Convention meets to re-nominate the exgeneral Dwight Eisenhoweras a candidate for reelection. Among the points of his program are to strengthen Social Security and expand it to 10 million more workers, protect the salary increase that Eisenhower himself had approved as president, increase unemployment insurance and “grant asylum to thousands of refugees, expelled and displaced ”. As if that were not enough, the party promised “to continue fighting (…) to ensure the same pay for equal work, regardless of the sex” of the worker.
He Republican PartyLike the Democrat, it was not always the same. Both political forces have been realigning their positions according to the time and context. The ‘great emancipator’, Abraham Lincoln, he was a Republican. In the second half of the 19th century, it was the party of the big cities, the industrial and cosmopolitan force that ended up going to war to end slavery. On the contrary, until almost the middle of the 20th century, the party mostly rural and segregationist it was the other, the Democratic Party.
One of the hinges of the turn that ended up happening was the New Deal of Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Democratic president, who at that time was still courting the racist electorate of the South, added Italians and Irish from big cities like New York or Boston to his coalition of voters. Workers who had arrived at the beginning of the century, but who had remained on the margins of the system. This is how the Democrats, little by little, they were urbanizing. Roosevelt’s adoption of strong socialist policies also contributed to the change.
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From 1933 onward, the Democratic Party became the dominant machine of U.S. The output of the Great Depression and victory in the Second World War they consolidated their prestige. The dazzling rise of the young man (Irish) John F. Kennedy, finished off with a tragic ending, formed one of the most enduring legends of the 20th century. His successor, Lyndon Johnson, finished off the play by betting everything on the civil rights charter, passed in 1964. Democrats have earned the political loyalty of African Americans, to this day, and confirmed that great change of course.
The Republican Party, while retaining the support of the industrial and financial elites of the cities, was increasingly serving the rural world. That southern electorate that the Democrats, with their embrace of the minority cause, had abandoned. A profile voter more conservative and somewhat less wealthy. And this is where the reasonably social program with which Eisenhower won the 1956 elections again fits in. One of his star proposals, precisely, was an expensive investment plan in rural areas.
For years the Republicans therefore maintained a balance that did not bring them much profit. In the nearly half century from 1932 to 1980, Democrats ruled the country for 32 years. In 1975 a record 37 state congresses dominated, and in Washington both the Senate and the Supreme Court were nothing short of non-negotiable, its territory by divine right.
But the Democratic force, since the early 1970s, has faded. The oil crisis tightened the nuts of the industrial model, the welfare state was increasingly unsustainable and globalization was gaining strength. This was the window through which Ronald Reagan launched his 1980 ordeal: a conservative revolution that would return the Republicans to preeminence. An optimistic and vibrant rhetoric, a robust foreign policy and an incurable distrust of anything that smelled of social spending, of that government that was slipping towards bankruptcy.
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The Republican Party that we have known for almost four decades is this: that of austerity, free trade and interventionism in middle East. The Bush party and Wall Street party, climate skepticism and the Chicago School. A paradigm that, like the previous ones, will not last forever.
As manufacturing jobs shifted to China, hinterlands became poorer, and cities became even more Democratic, the ground was paved for the rise of a new sect within the Republican religion. A movement that was already there, larvae in the Tea Party and in the books of Ann Coulter, and that Donald Trump He knew how to back up with his talents as a ‘showman’. National-populism, with its protectionist strands and its rhetoric more focused on the common people than on the big financial interests, took power in 2016.
What we have seen for four years in the Republican Party is the struggle between two souls. An old, Reaganian, with that ‘establishment’ of interventionists and tax hawks. And the new, the bug that comes out of the chrysalis and that enjoys the sympathy of the constituencies: Trumpism.
Checking several of the Trumpian boxes may be enough to give Hawley a bright future in 2024 or 2028
Now that the leader of the new sect is on his way out, even though he hasn’t recognized him yet, Josh Hawley is one of his most notorious heirs. The Missouri senator is halfway through the overworked and occasionally social rhetoric of the 1950s and Trump’s populist isolationism. Like other Republicans, he remains a staunch enemy of abortion, a radical critic of coastal elites, a supporter of protectionism and a recipient, despite his words, of substantial donations from the koch brothers.
The fact of check several of the Trumpian boxes it may be enough for Hawley to have a good future in 2024 or 2028. The street is not with Mitch McConnell, nor with Marco Rubio. He’s with Trump. The Republican lost the election, but he did so with more than 74 million votes. And a part of its base (50% of Republican voters) supports, for example, a wealth tax like the one who proposed leftist Elizabeth Warren. There is Hawley, at this precise intersection. Everything will depend on which soul, whether the new or the old, ends up imposing itself within the ‘Old Great Party’.
Texas sues the states of Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin before the US Supreme Court for changes in electoral laws.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Tuesday that he has filed a lawsuit against the key states of Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin in the Supreme Court, accusing them of making unconstitutional changes to election laws this year under the pandemic. of the new coronavirus, which causes COVID-19.
According to the demand, the aforementioned states —Where the Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, outnumbered his Republican opponent and US President Donald Trump— “have exploited the COVID-19 pandemic to justify the omission of federal and state electoral laws and the illegal approval of last-minute changes, thereby altering the results of the 2020 general election”.
Republican-affiliated Paxton filed the state complaint directly with the Supreme Court, as is allowed for certain interstate litigation, in an attempt to wire Trump to change the results of the US elections.
In his lawsuit, Paxton argues that the four states in dispute violated the US Constitution, and asks that the highest judicial instance prevent their respective delegates from voting in the Electoral College by determining with their vote on December 14 who will be sworn in. on January 20, 2021.
Considering that Biden won with just over 7 million popular votes to Trump and his candidacy prevails 306-232 in the Electoral College system, it is unlikely that the Supreme Court, which has a conservative majority of 6-3 and includes three judges appointed by the Republican leader himself, rule against the popular will of the American people manifested last November 3 at the polls.
Despite the fact that Trump insists that there was a “generalized fraud” and still does not recognize the victory of the Democrat, from many institutional bodies in the US they point out that the elections were carried out correctly without detecting irregularities that affected the final result of the voting.
It’s too early to think of a United States post Trump. The president is still the figure most popular with Republicans and it will continue to play an important role in American politics for years to come. But it’s not too early to think of a post-Trump democracy: a political system that learns from challenges and threats to which it has been subjected in the last four years.
For those who think that this concern is exaggerated and that the US has resisted the onslaught, I would say look out the window. Even now, the president of the United States is trying to use the power of his office to change the results of the elections. Fortunately, these efforts are not going to bear fruit.. The courts have refused to be mere comparsas. Even Republican-appointed judges have followed the law rather than their party. Local officials also did their job.
This is all good news. But this last month has shown the main weaknesses of the American electoral system.
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US elections are not run by apolitical federal officials but by local politicians. Elected representatives of both parties monitor the elections and must certify them. The system has worked because both sides have always done their jobs and the electoral certificates were fair regardless of who the winner was.
Attacks on democracy
But in these elections, the Republican Party – the president, the leader of the Republican Party, key senators and state party leaders have pressured local officials to delay or reject the routine certification of election results. In Georgia, the two current Republican senators asked Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to step down because he had claimed that the elections they had been free and fair. In Michigan, party members harassed the two Republicans who certified state results. And because of this pressure, one of the two ended up abstaining. Michigan’s results were finally certified because Aaron Van Langevelde, a 40-year-old Republican, did his job (President-elect Joe Biden won by more than 150,000 votes).
The message to Republican officials in the next tight election is clear: Either put the party ahead of the country or say goodbye to your career.
It is also important to remember that this is not over yet. In all likelihood, Trump will continue to attack those Republican officials in key states who refuse to act as they please. Yes Raffensperger y Van Langevelde are expelled, the message to Republican officials in the next tight elections is crystal clear: either you put the party ahead of the country or say goodbye to your career. And perhaps the next batch of local officials will be less patriotic. The same can happen with the next judges.
US electoral processes are rooted in a highly revered Anglo-Saxon system in which private citizens or groups are called upon to carry out state functions. The Anglo-Saxon approach contrasts with the French continental system, in which the state has more control. But the Anglo-American system depends on the idea that these citizens will put the public interest first over the private one. Trump has questioned that assumption, leading our country to a new crisis.
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We have to develop new reforms to boost democracy in the US. Independent and apolitical courts should be established to manage elections rather than political officials. In addition, there should be standardized rules on the recording of the vote, the postal ballots, the contesting of the votes and the publication of the results.
In addition, we need another reform package that learns from the experience of the Trump years, one that knows how to translate into law all that has been traditions and norms for years. Candidates should publish their tax returns so that citizens are aware of any potential conflicts of interest. Winners should set aside any business or assets they own before taking office.
Finally, we have seen that the interval between the elections and the presidential inauguration is too long. It is longer than in most countries and the incumbent president has too much power during this period. The Trump Administration has made it clear what the risks are by initially withdrawing funds for the transition and by refusing to provide intelligence analysis to the Biden team.
Laws must be written to ensure a smooth and effective transition and to minimize the possibility that the departing president will act to benefit himself and harm his successor. By attacking American democracy in so many ways, Trump has taught us its weaknesses. We should seize this moment to strengthen our institutions. That way, if another politician like Trump (or Trump himself in four years) tries to pervert the system again, American democracy will be better equipped to withstand the assault.
More than 100 former Republican officials repudiate Trump’s refusal to acknowledge his defeat, as it represents a “dangerous attack” on US institutions.
In a letter published Monday, a group of former Republican US National Security officials has demanded that Donald Trump acknowledge his defeat to Democrat Joe Biden in the presidential elections on November 3.
Specifically, more than 100 former officials from the administrations of Ronald Reagan, George HW Bush, George W. Bush and Trump have criticized the failure of the majority of Republicans in the US Congress to condemn the stubbornness of the New York tycoon to the time to acknowledge your electoral defeat.
Most Republicans have remained silent as Trump disputes the election results, making unsubstantiated claims of fraud, and his legal team pursues increasingly desperate and failed attempts to reverse Biden’s victory.
“By encouraging President Trump’s delaying tactics or remaining silent, Republican leaders are putting American democracy and national security at risk.”, Warns the text, according to the British news agency Reuters.
Michael Hayden, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA, for its acronym in English) and the National Security Agency (NSA), as well as William Webster, the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the CIA, they are among the members of this republican group.
Trump continues to insist on electoral fraud, despite the latest projections from the US agency The Associated Press (AP) They give a resounding victory to Biden with 79,850,242 votes, compared to the 73,799,071 obtained by the Republican magnate.
Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders also noted that the Republican Party has become “a cult” for keeping quiet in the face of Trump’s electoral attacks.
From the day it became clear that the US election had been won by his adversary, Democrat Joseph Biden, Donald Trump has executed a multi-lane strategy: from the White House he has dedicated himself to discrediting the election and denouncing a nonexistent fraud; his lawyers in key states have presented legal recourses that have failed, but that keep the attention of the press and his followers on the idea that the election is not decided, that perhaps there is a possibility of reversing the result.
As the day arrives when the electoral college meets in Washington to cast their votes and elect Biden, Trump and his lawyers have focused on each of the key states not “certifying” the results and then asking questions about what they will do. the members of the electoral college. The task is impossible, among other things because, as all the judges have pointed out, there is no evidence whatsoever in the demands of the lawyers; but it lengthens the feeling among Trump supporters that the election was fraudulent, undermining the legitimacy of the incoming government.
At the same time, Trump and his cabinet have dedicated themselves, with a rush not seen in recent years, to taking measures that make it more difficult for the Biden administration to work on its agenda, which it announced in the campaign. On issues of the environment, energy, foreign policy and trade, pending nominations for the judiciary, the Trump administration is now in a hurry.
And at the same time, because deep down he knows he will not be in the White House after January 20, Trump is trying to take over the Republican Party to be the undisputed leader of the opposition and then the candidate for the presidency in 2024. That, For example, it would make the various investigations that are underway in state prosecutors on your finances and taxes politically complicated.
This last avenue of strategy may be the most costly for their ambitions, because it would deny any Republican candidate, which there are, the possibility until 2028. And the Republicans have lent themselves to any indecency on the part of Trump, but deny them a political future if you are not subjected to it, it could be the one that ends up costing you the most. Key weeks that come to know what or who will stop the madness that we are seeing in the United States.
Trump’s electoral fraud narrative is losing traction among Republicans who urge him to accept defeat to Biden, following the Pennsylvania court ruling.
After the severe setback in Pennsylvania on Saturday, outgoing US President Donald Trump faces increased pressure from fellow Republicans to abandon his goal: to reverse the results of the November 3 election, and they call him to admit defeat to Democrat Joe Biden, picks up a report from the British news agency Reuters, published this Sunday.
According to the report, so far, Trump’s team’s attempts to prevent the certification of the results have not been echoed in federal courts in hinge states such as Georgia, Michigan and Arizona.
On Saturday, Magistrate Matthew Brann dismissed the most important lawsuit that the Trump campaign had filed in the state of Pennsylvania (northeast), by which he sought to invalidate millions of votes cast by mail.
For Trump to stay in the White House for another four years, he needs to eliminate Biden’s 81,813-vote lead in Pennsylvania. The state will begin certifying the election results of its counties on Monday.
Trump’s group of lawyers promised to present an urgent appeal to the federal court of Pennsylvania, however, state lawyers maintain that they do not have material time for such reviews, notes the British media.
Some of the Republicans in Congress are moving chips to break ranks with the accusatory narrative against Democrats and support the peaceful transition of power.
The Republican Senator for the state of Pennsylvania, Pat Toomey, said that the court ruling closes any possibility of a legal victory in this territory and asked Trump to grant Biden the election once.
In addition, Liz Cheney, a Republican congresswoman for the Wyoming district in the House of Representatives, urged the real estate mogul to respect the will of the American people.
Biden leads Trump by just over 6 million votes in the vote count, and his candidacy prevails 306-232 in the Electoral College system, whose delegates will determine with their vote on December 14 who will be sworn in on January 20 of 2021.
After consecutive defeats at the hands of Obama, the Republican party carried out an electoral autopsy. They came from losing the popular vote in the last five elections. As the Republican voter aged, Reagan’s party did not connect with a more diverse young voter. They had 34 out of 50 governorates, the pragmatism and restraint of the governors seemed the model to follow. A Social Conservatism that gave Bush the victory: seeking the Latino vote, strengthening the female vote, and denouncing inequality. Four years later none of this happened but the opposite. Trump showed up, broke all the rules, and won.
In the first presidential election, George Washington was the sole candidate, despite attempts to make him king of the United States. This revolutionary leader declined, accepted reelection alone, and retired to his estate on Mt. Vernon. Emulating Washington, no president sought more than one re-election until FDR won four in a row. After his death, a constitutional reform prohibited more than two terms. Technically, Trump is still alive by the year 2024.
For the second time the polls failed, Biden won, but it was tight. In the polls, the Democrat won Florida, North Carolina, and Texas: it did not happen. Their national victory that they said was 8% was 3%. If 72 thousand votes, only 0.04%, had voted differently in Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Georgia, everything would be different. In 2016, 100,000 votes in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan were. Without the economic impact of Covid, Trump had a chance to win. Trump’s score showed he has votes.
No Trumpist senator in a vulnerable state lost. Lindsey Graham won by 16% despite the $ 100 million that was donated to defeat him. Even Susan Collins won in Maine where Biden was victorious. In the chamber, Republicans have regained six seats. A resounding victory for Biden, not only had electoral consequences but for the future Republican. Republicans who looked like Trump won.
In the United States, former presidents do not participate in day-to-day politics. Beyond attending the convention of their parties and going to some campaign events, the tradition has been not to participate. It is likely that Trump will not give up and be active. Today the Republican party was made in his image. Not only did 93% of Republicans vote for him, but the party turned ideologically towards him. Mitch McConell and Kevin McCarthy back up his retelling claims. The base is with him, most likely he will aspire again.
Biden is a friend of Colombia, he was decisive for Plan Colombia. In Congress, strengthening budget support and the double taxation agreement are within reach. The relationship has to evolve beyond the coca planting data or our usefulness to invade Venezuela. If Biden legalizes cannabis, there is a lot to rethink.
Despite the uproar over our alleged meddling in US politics, we forget that the US president got into Colombian domestic politics. Even attacking Colombian politicians for their electoral benefit. If Trump is going to be rolling and with a chance to return in four years, we have to be more sophisticated than ever.
The highest command of the US Army, faced with the recent changes of Donald Trump in the Pentagon, affirmed that the military does not swear before a tyrant or dictator.
The Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, stressed that every member of the US Armed Forces has a duty to “protect and defend” the US Magna Carta, “regardless of personal cost.
“We are unique among the military. We do not take an oath to a king or queen, a tyrant or a dictator. We do not take an oath to an individual. No, we do not take an oath to a country, a tribe or a religion. We take an oath to the ConstitutionMilley remarked Thursday during a presentation at the Army Museum.
Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump, who refuses to accept his defeat and the triumph of his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, in the elections on November 3, unexpectedly announced on Monday the dismissal of the Secretary of Defense (the Pentagon), Mark Esper, with whom he had differences for his opposition to the president’s proposal to send military units to quell the marches that took place last May in different American cities, after the death of the Afro-descendant citizen George Floyd at the hands of a policeman White.
As a result of this announcement, other Pentagon officials have resigned, including James Anderson, Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Policy; Joseph Kernan, Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security, and Secretary of Defense Chief of Staff Jen Stewart.
Many also anticipate that Trump will crack down on uniformed military leaders, including Milley.
In a speech to Congress, the top military chief of the United States said that “in the event of a dispute over any aspect of an election, by law the courts and the US Congress are obligated to resolve any dispute, not through the Armed Forces “.
The purpose of these Trump moves is unclear to doors to leave the White House, but some analysts think he would seek to have loyal people at the top who can help, especially in any effort to complicate the handover of the presidency to Biden.