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‘Moscow Mitch’ Knew of Trump’s Attempts to Overturn 2020 Presidential Election Weeks In Advance

‘Moscow Mitch’ Knew of Trump’s Attempts to Overturn 2020 Presidential Election Weeks In Advance

According to a soon-to-be-released book by New York Times political reporters Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns, then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was aware of Donald Trump’s plan to remain in office, because Trump himself wanted McConnell to know.

The book details how Trump was certain he could subvert the election outcome, and he told McConnell and other top Republicans that he had personally been on the phone with officials in Pennsylvania and Michigan who told him they would move to keep him in power, despite the results showing Joe Biden had won their states.

. (Photos by SAUL LOEB and Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB, MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

As contributors to CNN, Martin and Burns provided the network with an excerpt of the book, “This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future”, which stresses that McConnell wasn’t exactly a willing participant, saying Trump’s conspiracies left McConnell “in a bad spot” as he was hoping to shift the focus away from the 2020 election to focus on the important races for two Senate seats in Georgia, both of which were headed to January 2021 runoffs and would determine the next Senate majority. McConnell shrewdly and strategically remained silent regarding Trump’s lies in an attempt to prevent him from sabotaging the GOP’s chances ahead of the runoffs, the book says.

The excerpt shares that Trump believed that if Republican Gov. Brian Kemp could be pressured to de-certify Joe Biden’s narrow win in Georgia, it would lead to a domino effect in other battleground states such as Pennsylvania and Michigan, which would then follow suit and overturn Biden’s legitimate electoral victory.

Read the full story at CNN.

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