Trump called aides hours before Capitol riot to discuss how to stop Biden victory - 2021-11-30

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F345.png Trump called aides hours before Capitol riot to discuss how to stop Biden victory November 30, 2021, Hugo Lowell, The Guardian

Hours before the deadly attack on the US Capitol this year, Donald Trump made several calls from the White House to top lieutenants at the Willard hotel in Washington and talked about ways to stop the certification of Joe Biden's election win from taking place on 6 January.

The former president first told the lieutenants his vice-president, Mike Pence, was reluctant to go along with the plan to commandeer his largely ceremonial role at the joint session of Congress in a way that would allow Trump to retain the presidency for a second term.

But as Trump relayed to them the situation with Pence, he pressed his lieutenants about how to stop Biden's certification from taking place on 6 January, and delay the certification process to get alternate slates of electors for Trump sent to Congress.

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{{cite news | first = Hugo | last = Lowell | title = Trump called aides hours before Capitol riot to discuss how to stop Biden victory | url = https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/nov/30/donald-trump-called-top-aides-capitol-riot-biden | work = The Guardian | date = November 30, 2021 | accessdate = December 28, 2021 }}