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A month after his defeat, the Trump camp was preparing to seize election machines

2022-01-21T22:43:48.982Z

The explosive document, released by the National Archives, highlights the extreme measures the former Republican president was willing to take to cling to power.



A month after Donald Trump's 2020 presidential defeat, a draft White House executive order ordered the nation's top military official to seize election machinery across the United States, according to documents revealed Friday, January 21 by Politico media.

The explosive document, released by the National Archives, highlights the extreme measures the former Republican president was willing to take to cling to power.

Read alsoHow Donald Trump is planning his revenge

'Effective immediately, the Secretary of Defense shall seize, collect, preserve and analyze all machinery, equipment, and electronically stored information'

relating to the election, the three-page, never-signed draft reads. .

Dated December 16, 2020, the decree also provided for the appointment of a special advocate to file complaints for any allegations of fraud arising from the seizures.

750 documents submitted to the commission of inquiry

To justify this project, the document lists a series of conspiracy theories - repeatedly denied - on the fact that electoral machines would have been hacked.

It is not known by whom it was written.

It is among more than 750 documents handed over to the House of Representatives committee investigating the Capitol storming, after the Supreme Court denied Donald Trump's appeal to block their disclosure.

This commission, composed mainly of elected Democrats, seeks to establish the responsibility of Donald Trump and his entourage in the assault on the seat of Congress on January 6, 2021.

Read alsoThe Supreme Court inflicts a setback on Trump in the investigation into the assault on the Capitol

A year after officially stepping down, Donald Trump maintains that the 2020 election was

“stolen” from him

.

According to opinion polls, more than half of Republican voters agree with him.

Source: lefigaro

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