America narrowly escaped coup, claims Bob Woodward

America narrowly escaped coup, claims Bob Woodward

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US investigative journalist Bob Woodward has claimed in his new book that Donald Trump wanted to seduce his Vice President Pence into seizing power. “Wouldn’t it be nice to have that much power?”

Bob Woodward (pictured), reporter for Star Washington positiont, who reported on the Watergate scandal in the 1970s, has published a new book on Donald Trump’s presidency (2017-2021) with his colleague Robert Costa. risk It is the third part of a trilogy.

It describes President Donald Trump’s turbulent outcome, his actions during the coronavirus pandemic, the election in 2020 and the difficult transition to power in January 2021, when Trump supporters stormed the Capitol. The main new claim in this reconstruction is that the US came close to a coup during that previous election campaign. “It was the most dangerous transfer of power in modern American history,” Woodward said.

When it was revealed that Trump had lost the election, his campaign team came out completely with out-of-the-blue claims about voter fraud. Soon, Trump also began to pressure Pence not to officially confirm the result.

According to Woodward, Pence would have considered that option for a long time, even consulting a range of lawyers about it. He also called on a former vice president, Dan Quayle. He had to actively persuade them not to listen to Trump. Pence eventually testified to Joe Biden’s victory, but he was called a coward by Trump and a traitor by Trump’s supporters. (Live)

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