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* Trump begs GA. Sec. of State to find votes to overturn the election.
* A clear effort to overthrow the democracy of the United States,
* Plus other Trump news from the weekend!

“President Trump walks to the Oval Office after returning from Florida on Thursday.”
Credit: Bill O’Leary, The Washington Post

WaPo: ‘I just want to find 11,780 votes’: In extraordinary hour-long call, Trump pressures Georgia secretary of state [Raffensperger] to recalculate the vote in his favor

Click here for the full hour audio of Trump’s call to Georgia Sec. of State Raffensperger.

Click here for the full transcript of the call.

NBC News: Trump begs Georgia secretary of state to overturn election results in remarkable hourlong phone call – Trump even suggested that Raffensperger, who is a Republica (sic), may face criminal consequences should he refuse to intervene in accordance with Trump’s wishes.

CNN: Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to Donald Trump: ‘What you’re saying is not true’

Business Insider: Secret Service experts are speculating in group chats about how Trump might be hauled out of the White House if he won’t budge on Inauguration Day

FOX News: Iran official: President Trump ‘will not be safe on earth’

Politico: Why an Iran Attack Could Be Biden’s ‘Hour One’ Crisis

Axios: Trump, the GOP arsonist

WaPo: Fourteen days [Jan.6-20] that will test our democracy [scroll down to read story]

NYT: ‘Covid, covid, covid’: The final chapter of Trump’s presidency – As the United States confronted a new wave of infection and death through the summer and fall, the president’s instinct was to prioritize his re-election even as the pandemic worsened.

NYT: Pence Welcomes Bid to Overturn Biden’s Election as Republican Senators Join

NBC News: Texas judge dismisses Gohmert suit against Pence aimed at overturning election – Pence, as president of the Senate, will oversee the session Wednesday and declare the winner of the White House race.

Rolling Stone: Louie Gohmert Suggests People ‘Go to the Streets’ and Be ‘Violent’ After Judge Throws Out Baseless Election Suit [Ed. note: Yet this man took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States!]

Rolling Stone: ‘You’ve Created the Controversy. You’re the Arsonist Here,’ Chuck Todd Rips Trump Sycophant Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI.)

Business Insider: White House economic advisor breaks with Trump and says he’s ‘not so sure we need this massive stimulus bill’

WaPo: Trump policing commission calls for independent probes of officer shootings, more technology use

Salon: Don’t act surprised: Donald Trump was never going to accept the election results if he lost

Insider: A Boston street artist won a settlement against the Trump campaign after claiming a staffer threw him ‘head first into a table’ during an event

MSNBC’s Joyce White Vance: An investigation into Trump’s pardons would be a great move – Trump dangles pardons to friends like candy. Are they legal — or bribes? [Joyce White Vance is an MSNBC columnist and NBC News and MSNBC legal analyst. She is a law professor at the University of Alabama School of Law and a former U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of Alabama.]

Posted by Steve on January 3, 2021 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

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