by Sharon Rondeau
(Nov. 21, 2020) — On Friday night, as he often posts on Twitter, radio host and commentator Dan Bongino wrote, “It’s Friday, November 20th 2020, and the Obama/Biden administration was the most corrupt in US history. #Obamagate.”
The hashtag was an apparent reference to the FBI’s surveillance and “investigation” of the 2016 Trump campaign for alleged “collusion” with the Kremlin, a premise ultimately not supported by a $45 million Special Counsel probe spanning nearly two years which placed a cloud over Trump’s presidency.
Sidney Powell, an attorney with the Trump 2020 campaign who has claimed to have irrefutable evidence that millions of votes were changed electronically from Trump to Democratic candidate Joe Biden between November 3 and November 4, responded to Bongino’s comment with, “You have no idea, but you will find out soon!” followed by the hashtags, “Obama, Brennan, Clapper, CIA, TrumpWon, and LLinWood,” one of Powell’s colleagues on the campaign’s legal team.
On Fox Business on Friday, Powell told host Maria Bartiromo that her team will be able to prove within “two weeks” that the election was stolen from Trump. In a November 13 interview with Lou Dobbs, Powell said Trump “lost” the election through a wide-ranging conspiracy involving multiple foreign countries, prominent Democrats, social-media companies, the mainstream media, Dominion Voting Systems, and Smartmatic, a company producing election software which Powell claims was designed to “rig” elections.
Both Dominion and Smartmatic have denied any involvement in the alleged scheme.
As a Georgia registered voter, on November 13 Wood filed a federal lawsuit challenging the state’s recount in which mail-in ballots’ signatures were not verified in accordance with what Wood said is state law, but rather, as a result of a March 6, 2020 “settlement agreement” reached between Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger’s office and the Democratic Party.
The same day, Raffensberger declared the state’s vote tally certified with Biden the winner of the presidential race.
As one of Trump’s 2020 campaign attorneys, Wood has accused Biden of involvement in the plot to unseat Trump through election fraud.
In May, a second federal complaint was filed against Raffensberger and other plaintiffs over “absentee ballot envelope design” in Gwinett County. The suit was brought by former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams’s “The New Georgia Project,” Reagan Jennings, Beverly Pyne and Candace Woodall, who are represented in part by the mega-law firm Perkins Coie known for its advocacy of Democratic causes.
According to PACER, an injunction ordered by U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia Eleanor L. Ross was appealed to the 11th Circuit by Raffensberger, et al on October 2, 2020.
The AP reports that the Georgia recount completed Thursday was conducted “Following state law.”
Thus far, the media has largely refuted Powell and Woods’s claims by stating that they have not provided “evidence.” On Thursday, Trump’s legal team held a 100-minute press conference in which team member and Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, held up what he said were approximately 270 sworn affidavits from individuals who said they witnessed blatant voter fraud in the November 3 election. Giuliani cited several categories of alleged fraud involving reported duplication of mail-in ballots; voter disenfranchisement; the denial of observers who wished to scrutinize mail-in ballots for signature matches and other required information; and alleged manipulation by the machines and software calculating the votes overseas.
Had a large influx of unauthenticated mail-in ballots received proper attention, Giuliani said, many would have been disqualified and Donald Trump declared the winner of the state’s 20 electoral votes.
Journalists and commentators claiming that Powell’s team has not presented “evidence” have failed to launch their own investigations into the alleged widespread voter fraud, apparently expecting all of the data Trump’s legal team has collected and continues to collect to be placed in front of them before it is introduced as exhibits into a court of law.
Through documents released in the spring by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Barack Obama and Joe Biden are implicated in an apparent plan to surveille Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn (Ret), who became Trump’s first national-security advisor and was criminally charged with lying to the FBI. Having first accepted a “guilty” plea and interviewed extensively with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s “collusion” probe, Flynn dismissed his first legal team and hired Powell in June 2019.
Powell has claimed “egregious government misconduct” against her client and maintained his innocence. Earlier this year, Judge Emmet G. Sullivan chose to pursue hearings after the Justice Department indicated it no longer intended to prosecute.
In 2012, a criminal probe launched under the authority of the Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) found the long-form “birth certificate” released by the Obama White House to be a “computer-generated forgery” which the media also refused to investigate. As with the Obama birth certificate, The Washington Post claimed Powell’s and Giuliani’s declarations to be a “baseless conspiracy.”
What no journalist appears to have asked is how Trump garnered approximately 73 million votes, 10.1 million more than in 2016, but Biden received reportedly more, with the total U.S. population at approximately 330 million.