I spoke to @RepMoBrooks after his WH meetings with Trump, Pence and others today— Nicholas Fandos (@npfandos) December 22, 2020
“All in all our effort to object to states that have such flawed election systems as to render them untrustworthy is full speed ahead,” he said.
The desire to treat the president as a bystander to his own campaign/presidency continues. If the president didn’t want her at the White House, there’s a way to deal with that. https://t.co/icb9KluBJA— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) December 21, 2020
Some folks around the president (not Rudy) keep wanting to pretend the president is playing a game/is just enjoying watching a fight in front of his desk, but that phase ended a few weeks ago. Powell and folks like her have his ear. https://t.co/450siUSYQ1— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) December 22, 2020
Rep.-elect GREENE says today’s White House meeting was a “planning session” with Trump for their Jan. 6 objections to the election results. pic.twitter.com/UuKUxWCwch— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) December 22, 2020
THUNE to @mkraju RE: potential of a GOP objection to the electoral vote: "And I just don't think that it makes a lot of sense to put everybody through this when you know what the ultimate outcome is going to be.” (2/2)— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) December 22, 2020
This email was sent by a White House official at about 5:30 p.m. to at least a sizeable number of Republican lawmakers, per source. Some on Hill shocked that WH was circulating this https://t.co/TefIkbl6Mq— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) December 22, 2020
More than just GOP senators - have now heard other Rs got it too https://t.co/TdzWnjCcEV— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) December 22, 2020
The president is lashing out at McConnell in a more significant but passive-aggressive way from his previous quote-tweet of another story. Still, it’s an escalation. Scoop by @jonathanvswan https://t.co/2co0e5yUYw— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) December 22, 2020
Speaking of not being responsible.
There is this dynamic in Trumpland where people try to keep the president from being responsible for what the president allows to happen around him. Powell presence is a good example.— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) December 22, 2020
Some House members left the meeting thinking Pence was supportive of their efforts, though it's not exactly clear what Pence actually said.— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) December 22, 2020
Good question. Trump is determined. not to let this end well.
Pence, any comment yet on who won the 2020 Presidential election, or do you need still more time to think?— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) December 21, 2020
Pence has a Constitutional duty on January 6th. And Trump can’t fire Pence. Epiphany is going to bring a number of things to light.
Pence’s role on Jan. 6 has begun to loom large in Trump’s mind, according to people who’ve discussed the matter with him.— Axios (@axios) December 22, 2020
Trump would view Pence performing his constitutional duty — and validating the election result — as the ultimate betrayal. https://t.co/VGfH6wghab