Lawyer Urged Trump to Enact Forms of "Martial Law" to Overturn the Election
A new memo from the New York Times tells all of William Olsen's attempts to push Trump to overturning the 2020 presidential election...
Massive fraud in the 2020 election has been a push from the MAGA base. A lawyer who was pushing such claims urged Donald Trump to overturn his loss through steps that would be classified as “martial law,” according to a memo published by the NYT.
William Olson proposed to Trump that he take action by replacing the Attorney General if he happened to refuse to contest the vote in the United States Supreme Court and naming a new White House counsel to identify powers that Trump could use “to ensure a fair election count.”
It also seems that it was suggested that those powers would also include ordering “sampling from lists of registered voters.” Olsen wrote to Trump, “Our little band of lawyers is working on a memorandum that explains exactly what you can do. The media will call this martial law, but ... that is 'fake news' — a concept with which you are well familiar.”
The memo incriminates Olson for the first time in his role in attempting to sway right-wing actors outside the White House to convince Trump to overturn the victory of President Biden. Mike Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow, added Olson to his team and is the route William Olson took to get in touch with Trump.
"While time to act was short when we spoke on Christmas Day," Olson wrote to Trump, "time is about to run out."