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Thu Oct 11, 2018, 07:53 AM

Obama Officials Had Plan For If Trump Lost Election, Disputed Results



Senior Obama administration staffers planned a response to then-candidate Donald Trump’s potential rejection of the 2016 election results, New York Magazine reported Wednesday based on interviews with two such staffers, Deputy National Security Adviser for Communications Ben Rhodes and Communications Director Jen Psaki.

“It wasn’t a hypothetical,” Rhodes told New York. “Trump was already saying it on the campaign trail.”

At the time, Trump had said in a debate that he might not accept the election results, provoking an uproar.

The plan, essentially, was to flood the zone with a long list of “congressional Republicans, former presidents, and former Cabinet-level officials including Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice,” in the magazine’s words, who would express their confidence in the election results.

The plan also called for senior Republicans and Democrats to assert that Russia had attempted to tilt the scales in Trump’s favor,
as intelligence officials and some in the administration and Congress knew at the time.

“We wanted to handle the Russia information in a way that was as bipartisan as possible,” Rhodes said.

“There was recognition that we had a Democratic president who was quite popular but also divisive for a portion of the population,” Psaki told New York. “For them, just having him say the election was legitimate was not going to be enough. We didn’t spend a lot of time theorizing about the worst thing that could happen — this isn’t a science-fiction movie. It was more about the country being incredibly divided and Trump’s supporters being angry. Would there be protesting? I don’t want to say violence, because we didn’t talk about that as I recall.”

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/obama-officials-detail-plan-had-trump-lost-election-disputed-results

The plan also called for senior Republicans and Democrats to assert that Russia had attempted to tilt the scales in Trump’s favor?

I think we just solved Muellers case!

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Independent.mind Oct 11 #3
LexTalionis Oct 11 #4
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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 07:59 AM

1. They should forward that plan to old Blood and Guts Hilldog.

She seems to be having a hard time accepting the fact her corrupt old ass lost.

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 08:54 AM

2. "When her smug was smirked entitledly"

Someone needs to make a song with that title, she hasn't been the same since. She's had flashes of smug, but not like the old days, not back when it was still "her turn".

"Oh, the constitutional crisis of Trump saying he might not accept the results of the election, how dare he, our election process is the paragon of integrity" (but also giving value to the idea that if she lost, that same election process that is the paragon of integrity was correct in that instance as well, correct?)

But no it wasn't, it was everything and the Russian kitchen sink but she did a 180 on that the same as when discussing whos civil and who isn't and that at this point it's OK for the left to be uncivil, in response to us, the fucking hag cunt.

I'm gonna be glad after next month is over and the national gaurd is on the street keeping order with all the crowd control apparatus we have at our disposal, sonic weapons, crowd encasing foam, knee knockers, and of course the old standby of gas and dogs, I'll be gaurding my perimeter, I'm going out and buting some water tomorrow because there's gonna be a red wave, the hysterics afterward are already being given the OK from hillary, holder, etc, but WE'RE the ones being uncivil.

I'm tired of their routine. Tired of it.

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 09:04 AM

3. Entirely prudent to be discussing a plan at that time

given the very real possibly that Trump may have rejected the results as, in his own words, "rigged" had he lost

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Response to Independent.mind (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 01:50 PM

4. Just like the Dems are doing now?

Questioning the results? Funny how they did not think it was possible for them to lose.

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Response to LexTalionis (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 01:58 PM

5. Does your post have anything to do with the OP

That is what I was responding to.

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