Think about the evidence in the published record, which has shown that Trump knew he had lost sometime in November. In February, New York Times Report Trump knew as early as November 12 that there was no hope of winning enough legal challenges to overthrow Biden’s lead.Back in February, William Saletan of Slate compiled Batch of articles This takes that date one step further. Specifically, Trump may have known as early as the weekend of November 7 that his presidency requires life support.
We can now sort out the timeline of events before Giuliani and Powell’s press conference, put that damn internal memo in context, and show that the press conference was the first public action in the rebellion.
- November 7: According to Axios, within a few hours after Biden was declared president-elect, Trump campaign manager Bill Stephen and deputy campaign manager Justin Clark told Trump that he need Politically, it is equivalent to obtaining the “Halloween Mary” pass for the second term. Specifically, he needs to win the outstanding votes in Arizona and Georgia by an overwhelming advantage, while also winning a court challenge to Wisconsin’s electoral practices. Even so, Clark said, their chance of success is only 5% to 10% at most.according to Washington post, Trump “said he understands” his chances of winning.
- November 12: According to Axios, the possibility of Trump reaching 270 has been reduced to almost impossible. That night, all the remaining news media called Arizona for Biden.according to era, Trump’s legal team objected to 191 votes—not even a fraction of Biden’s 10,000-vote lead. Mrs. Gray also reported that earlier in the day, Trump’s campaign lawyers concluded that they did not have the opportunity to win enough legal challenges to overturn Biden’s lead. However, despite this, Trump accepted Giuliani’s statement that the Dominion Machine is changing votes. As Mrs. Gray said, this was the beginning of the “extrajudicial movement” led by Biden—according to what we know now, this term means “rebellion” or “attempted self-coup.”
- November 13: Trump appointed Giuliani and Powell to lead his legal efforts to challenge the election results.On the same day, the era Reported on Monday, Zach Parkinson, deputy director of campaign communications, asked his team to “confirm or refute” Dominion’s claims.
- November 14th: The Parkinson team compiled a memorandum This thoroughly debunks the weirdest claims about election fraud. Dominion is currently not only not related to Smartmatic, but also not related to Venezuela, George Soros or antifa.
- November 19: Giuliani, Powell, and Ellis held a press conference where they repeated some of the statements thoroughly (if privately) debunked five days ago.
Let’s recap: the Trump campaign knew on November 7 that it was about to launch the final legal bolt. It learned that the bolt had missed on November 12. On November 14th-within 48 hours of discovering that the final legal options for the campaign had been exhausted-Trump’s campaign team was unequivocally told that the big lie was a lie.
Therefore, when Giuliani, Powell and Ellis walked in front of the camera on November 19, they knew or should have known that they were blowing methamphetamine smoke. This means Trump almost certainly knows. Although it was reported that he pushed Powell aside shortly afterwards, the lies continued to penetrate. Trump’s campaign team is constantly creating fundraising emails that fuel the flames of fraud, and the sad ecosystem continues to spread lies about election theft.
It is now obvious that the snowball that finally crashed into the Capitol on January 6 began to roll down the hill on November 19. It is also clear that Trump’s men began to attack democracy knowing that there was no evidence of fraud.
In my opinion, after November 19, we no longer talk about the line between protected speech and unprotected speech. We are talking about action. We are talking about sedition and potential wire fraud.