President Trump’s path to remaining in power for four more years is narrowing immensely these days, and he has increasingly turned to some of the more controversial figures in his orbit for advice.
Of those meeting with the Commander in Chief as of late are former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who implored the President just days ago to enact martial law in order to “rerun” the 2020 election, and Sidney Powell, a pro-Trump attorney who has repeatedly insisted that voting machines around the nation have been compromised by foreign agents.
The mainstream media has lambasted the pair relentlessly, insinuating that they are kooks of the highest order, and now a longtime GOP figurehead is jumping on that bandwagon.
Fox News contributor Karl Rove blasted pro-Trump “Kraken” lawyer Sidney Powell on Tuesday, joining a chorus of Trump advisers and White House officials pushing President Donald Trump to stop turning to the conspiracy-spewing attorney for advice on overthrowing the election.
Interviewing Rove on Tuesday’s Bill Hemmer Reports, guest host John Roberts noted that the president also recently met with several Republican lawmakers about a plan to block Congress from formally counting Electoral College votes in a last-ditch attempt to subvert the 2020 election and keep Trump in office.
“And then there’s other things that have been kicked around too, which the president denies, like bringing in the military to rerun elections in certain states. What do you make of that?” Roberts added.
“I’m going to accept the president at his word,” Rove replied. “We do know that General Flynn suggested that. He did so publicly. And talk about an idiotic idea!”
“No president would have the authority to do that,” the longtime Republican strategist continued. “So General Flynn may have served honorably, but he’s not a constitutional law scholar. When it comes to giving good advice to the president about politics, he’s at the bottom of the list in my opinion.”
When it came to Powell, Rove was even more vicious.
“What she has done to sorta throw mud upon the president through her antics is unbelievable,” he grumbled. “The president has been so ill-served by this crowd, and she’s chief among them.”
Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani has also worked to distance himself from Powell in recent days, insisting that she speaks “only for herself”.
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