Trump considered implementing martial law to cancel election, according to media

Trump considered implementing martial law to cancel election, according to media

CNN also claims that the idea came up during the meeting; But he points out that Trump’s words did not clarify whether he actually supported the idea of ​​implementing martial law.

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United States President Donald Trump considered implementing martial law to repeal the November 3 elections, in which he was defeated against Democrat Joe Biden, informed The New York Times and CNN.

According to two media, the idea of ​​enforcing martial law came up during a heated meeting at the White House on Friday, in which Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and who was prosecuted in the framework of the investigation. The so-called “Russian Conspiracy”.

In an interview on the ultra-conservative channel Newsmax last Thursday, Flynn argued that the president has the power to deploy US armed forces in key states where Biden won to repeat the election there.

According to The New York Times, which quotes two sources familiar with the matter, at one point in the Friday meeting at the White House, Trump was interested in the idea that Flynn had previously been drafted.

CNN also claims that the idea came up during the meeting; But he points out that Trump’s words did not clarify whether he actually supported the idea of ​​implementing martial law.

Immediately, several advisors to the president rejected the possibility of decrying martial law, which would mean that the entire country is under the control of the armed forces.

In response to the reports, Trump claimed early morning on the media on Twitter: “Martial law. Fake news. This is worse news right now!”

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In the United States, the President and Governors of each of the country’s 50 states have the power to enforce martial law; But according to a study by the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University, chief executive cannot do it unilaterally and requires congressional approval.

The last time the federal government implemented air law was in 1941, after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Trump, who will have to relinquish power on January 20, has so far not accepted his defeat in the elections and has sued several states to prove his case with no evidence that the vote by mail was electoral fraud. , Which was used by millions of Americans by the epidemic.

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