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Wed Oct 10, 2018, 07:56 PM

Obama Had Secret Plan If Trump Rejected Election Results

Source: PoliticalWire




October 10, 2018 at 4:48 pm EDT By Taegan Goddard

New York Magazine: “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.”

Said Obama senior aide Ben Rhodes: “It wasn’t a hypothetical. Trump was already saying it on the campaign trail.”

“The Obama White House plan, according to interviews with Rhodes and Jen Psaki, Obama’s 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.”

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 08:11 PM

1. The fact Obama had to have this plan

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Response to Athenapallas (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 09:43 PM

8. President Obama and his team

had back-up plans to their back-up plans. They were prepared for all eventualities in virtually everything they did.

Unlike this snizzwad who has no plans for anything.

Welcome to DU.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 08:24 AM

14. I wonder what the plan was if Clinton didn't accept the election results. n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 08:12 PM

2. Watch for Trump to try that if he goes down in 20.

All he has to do is start telling his mob that the election was rigged. He's already laying the groundwork by portraying himself as the victim of some dastardly Dem plot.

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Response to procon (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 10:20 PM

9. He'll likely blame the mid-terms

on either the Chinese or Clinton/Soros.

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Response to procon (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 12:59 AM

12. We should tell Trump...

and all Republicans to "move on for the good of the country". Isn't that what they tell we Democrats every time they steal an election from us?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 08:19 PM

3. Cheeto said "The election is going to be rigged"

It was the only time in his life that he wasn't lying.



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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 09:05 PM

7. He lost me at the word "honest"!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 08:24 PM

4. Worrisome, but he is such a blow hard!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 08:32 PM

5. I wonder if he had a plan if Trump altered the results, say, in three key states? (n/t)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 08:57 PM

6. wish there was a secret plan to stop the GOP/putin election cyber warfare. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 10:36 PM

10. Real simple. If trump didn't comply lock hisazz up. Get tuff dems. Decent but tough.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 11:16 PM

11. He needed a not so secret plan to ensure a SCOTUS seat wasn't stolen, like an executive order ...

stating that no matter how long it took even if it was after he left office, the senate would vote on his nominee.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 05:07 AM

13. So we know what to expect


in November and in 2020.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 10:35 AM

15. Probably should have come up with a plan in case the Russian interference was successful too

Maybe we wouldn't be here now.

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