Skip to comments.Obama Had a Secret Plan in Case Trump Rejected 2016 Election Results
Posted on 10/10/2018 2:33:08 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Obama Had a Secret Plan in Case Trump Rejected 2016 Election Results
By Mattathias Schwartz
In October 2016, senior staff in the Obama White House discussed what they should do if Hillary Clinton won the November election and Donald Trump refused to accept the result as legitimate. They had cause to be worried. At that time, Trump had openly speculated that the election might be rigged. During his final debate with Clinton on October 19, he said that his opponent should never have been allowed to run and declined to answer the question of whether he would concede. Ill keep you in suspense, the Republican nominee said.
It wasnt a hypothetical, Ben Rhodes, Obamas senior aide and speechwriter, told Intelligencer. Trump was already saying it on the campaign trail.
The Obama White House plan, according to interviews with Rhodes and Jen Psaki, Obamas communications director, called for congressional Republicans, former presidents, and former Cabinet-level officials including Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice, to try and forestall a political crisis by validating the election result. In the event that Trump tried to dispute a Clinton victory, they would affirm the result as well as the conclusions reached by the U.S. intelligence community that Russian interference in the election sought to favor Trump, and not Clinton. Some Republicans were already aware of Russian interference from intelligence briefings given to leaders from both parties during the chaotic months before the election. We wanted to handle the Russia information in a way that was as bipartisan as possible, Rhodes said.
The existence of the postelection plan has not been previously reported. A July 2017 op-ed by Obamas chief of staff, Denis McDonough, refers to Obama directing his staff to prepare possible responses to claims of Russian interference in the election.
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That pales in comparison to the attempted coup plan they hatched when Trump won.
talk about counting your chickens !
So, if Trump did what Algore did 16 years earlier, the Swamp was ready to respond.
You can’t make this $hit up!
Trump played mind games with them and they fell for it.
Refused to accept the results?
Ask AlGore what to do.
So what we’re seeing is Narrative B. The election was rigged by Russia with Trump’s collusion. It’s illegitimate. Impeat Foty Five! And wait for a big hurricane to be mishandled.
The Russians should have opted to get Hillary in; they’d be walking all over her.
I never thought for even half a second that he would put up a stink if he lost. Almost everyone thought he was going to lose, at least in the media.
On the other hand, has anyone seen such a sore loser as Hillary Clinton. Two years later and she is stil bitching.
Even Nixon didnt complain this much.
So are we to believe her refusal to accept the election results is horrifying? That quote BTW, came from the New York Slimes writers Patrick Healy and Jonathan Martin on Oct. 19, 2016.
Ben Rhodes...bipartisan...those terms are mutually exclusive
Democrats with their elaborate plodding schemes have the strategic thinking skills of a diplodocus dinosaur. Trump runs circles around them like a velociraptor.
As scumbag as it gets.
But not surprised.
And not ONE mention of the MSM, which would have to be, again, co-conspirators.
I call treason.
What about when Obama and Hillary and Hollywood and Big Tech and the CIA and FBI refused to accept the outcome of the 2016 election???
Wow. You understand more of the resulting NeverTrump Syndrome that occurred, now.
They rigged the election and they’re on their 3rd or 4th coup attempt.
Not one person in prison...What a country, eh?
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