Hillary Clinton is now all in.
Democrats have refused to accept the results of the November election.
And now her campaign team has made a move which could help steal the Presidency from Donald Trump.
In the wake of the Washington Post’s fake news report – that the CIA believes the Russian government released emails to WikiLeaks in order to elect Donald Trump – her campaign is joining an effort by Democrats to allow Electoral College voters to receive an intelligence briefing before they cast their votes on December 19th.
“In its first show of public support for efforts questioning the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s victory, Hillary Clinton’s campaign said it is supporting a request by members of the Electoral College for an intelligence briefing on foreign intervention in the presidential election.
“The bipartisan electors’ letter raises very grave issues involving our national security,” Podesta said in a statement Monday. “Electors have a solemn responsibility under the Constitution and we support their efforts to have their questions addressed.”
“Each day that month, our campaign decried the interference of Russia in our campaign and its evident goal of hurting our campaign to aid Donald Trump,” he said. “Despite our protestations, this matter did not receive the attention it deserved by the media in the campaign. We now know that the CIA has determined Russia’s interference in our elections was for the purpose of electing Donald Trump. This should distress every American.”
Podesta’s statement follows an open letter from 10 members of the Electoral College, including Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s daughter Christine and a former member of Congress, who are demanding a briefing from U.S. intelligence officials on any ongoing investigations into Donald Trump’s ties to Russia.”
The move is designed to create doubt in the minds of electors and sway them to vote for a candidate other than Trump.
Critics argue there is zero chance Podesta would make such a move without informing Clinton and her either approving of it or not telling him to back off.
If Trump fails to win 270 Electoral College votes, the election will be thrown to the House.
While he would likely win there, others have floated the possibility of electors voting for a third candidate.
American Patriot Daily previously reported on one columnist’s suggestion for Clinton to agree to release her electors to vote for Mitt Romney.
Some Democrat electors have announced they could support John Kasich as a compromise candidate.
Politico also reports on this development:
“The Democratic electors have already revealed that they’re close to a consensus pick for whom they will vote: Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
Kasich is increasingly seen as the most acceptable Republican alternative to electors on both sides of the aisle, according to multiple electors familiar with the conversations. They note that Kasich defeated Trump in Ohio’s primary, that the governor boasts a high approval rating in his state and that Kasich was reportedly under consideration to be Trump’s vice president before he selected Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.
“Many Electors are saying that Gov. John Kasich would be best for our country. A consensus is beginning to form that Gov. Kasich would be best positioned to unite America,” Micheal Baca said in a statement to Politico on Sunday. Other electors involved in the effort confirmed this line of thinking.”
If the election goes to the House, members must vote for one of the top three Electoral College vote getters.
While Trump would likely win that vote, critics argue the Democrats are pushing the “Russia rigged the election” narrative to either poison Trump in the minds of House members so they feel obligated to choose another candidate, or delegitimize his Presidency to render him easy pickings in the 2020 election.