By Aiyeku Timothy
As the inauguration of Joe Biden continues to draw near, the alleged plan by Donald Trump’s to declare martial law in order to stop the Jan 20 event has been accidentally exposed by one of his confident and fiercest supporters, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell.
The CEO of My Pillow, Michael Lindell, was snapped heading towards the West Wing of the White House by Jabin Botsford, a photographer for the Washington Post, who then shared the photos to social media.
“Insurrection Act now as a result of the assault on the—” is one of the snippets from Lindell’s notes that Post photographer Jabin Botsford captured on camera, followed by “martial law if necessary upon the first hint of any—” on the next line of text.
Other visible phrases included “be taken immediately to save the Constitution,” “done massive research on these issues,” and “Foreign Interference in the election. Trigger … powers. Make clear this is China/Iran.”
This is after Mr Lindell tweeted then deleted calls for the president to “impost martial law” in the seven battleground states that won the election for Joe Biden.
There have been speculation that Trump would invoke martial law, which would mean military would temporarily be in control but he has since denied it in a tweet in December, saying “Martial law = Fake News. Just more knowingly bad reporting.”
Meanwhile, before Trump was impeached for a second time for inciting an insurrection, Wade McKinney, a pastor from Texas, alleged anonymous sources told him Trump would declare martial law.
“I’m talking about the next two or three days — we’re looking at a martial law being declared. This is coming straight from my contacts in [Washington] DC, y’all,” the pastor claimed on Facebook.
“We are going to see martial law declared.”
However, there seem to be an attempt by Trump despiue the denial as The Washington Post’s White House reporter Josh Dawsey retweeted Botsford’s photos and said he had spoken to Lindell.
“Talked to Mike Lindell this evening. He said lawyer gave him notes to share with POTUS but repeatedly wouldn’t say what lawyer,” Dawsey tweeted.
“He said he met with Trump for 5-10 minutes and then was referred to counsel’s office. Said the lawyers were ‘disinterested, very disinterested’.”
Lindell also gave Trump a document, which he also gave to Dawsey, which according to the reporter falsely claimed Trump won the 2020 election by 11 million votes.
He told Haberman that the notes he was carrying were from an attorney, whom he did not identify. He denied there was anything about martial law in the notes, though quite clearly, those words appear in the photo.
Howbeit, observers still fear that outgoing president could invoke the Insurrection Act to declare martial law and mobilize the military in a coup to override the democratic presidential election as he has refused to concede defeat.
Nevertheless, it is reported that Trump will leave White House few hours before the inauguration of Joe Biden as staffers were seen parking out for the past days.