I think even Patrick Byrne was surprised to find himself in the Oval Office with Donald Trump talking about plans to save the republic from a fake election, but that’s just what happened a few days ago.
Readers of my blog are familiar with Byrne from his frequent forays into the public eye as the loudest voice in the room — the guy who isn’t afraid to speak truth to power no matter how crazy the truth is, nor how corrupt the powerful. Back in 2019, he talked about how he had been recruited by the FBI for some role in the Russia Hoax, and more recently he has been funding cyber security experts looking for fraud in the 2020 election.
Byrne has made it clear he’s not a Trump voter or supporter, but he felt that the Deep State had plotted against Trump and has been working as a patriot to help Trump remain in office. Last Friday night he wound up in the Oval Office with President Trump, attorney Sidney Powell, former National Security Adviser Gen. Michael Flynn, Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, and members of the president’s White House legal team including Patrick Cipollone.
Details of that meeting were almost immediately leaked to hostile media by someone in the room, and you can bet it wasn’t Powell, Flynn, Byrne or Trump. The stories tried to paint those four as out-of-control whack jobs who were plotting to overthrow the government and declare marital law. Therefore, it was obvious that the leaker was one or more of the members of the White House legal team or Meadows.
Byrne says he is sure it was Cippolone.
On Twitter, Trump said the claims that he discussed martial law were Fake News. So did Byrne:
“My involvement is I was in the room when it happened. The raised voices included my own. I can promise you: President Trump is being terribly served by his advisers. They want him to lose and are lying to him. He is surrounding by mendacious mediocrities.
“In addition, any suggestion … there was talk of a military coup or martial law is also a flat lie. 100% false. I was there for 4 1/2 hours, I heard the entire conversation, that is a 100% fabrication.”
In another post, responding to Maggie Haberman of the New York Times, Byrne declared:
“Trump is lied to by his own advisers, who tell staff “get the president to concede” while they stall Trump. Meadows + Lawyers Eric, Derek, GC Pat Cippollone (leaker).”
Byrne later said he was probably wrong to include Meadows among the liars, but he said he is weak and that the lawyers are working to get Trump out of the White House.
In an hour long interview with Tracy Beanz, Byrne says that he, Powell, and Flynn told the president to fire General Counsel Cipollone immediately because he was working to undermine him. Byrne also said that the president was given a piece of paper to sign that would make Sidney Powell a special counsel in charge of investigating election fraud. It hasn’t been signed yet, but Byrne said it may be the only way to secure the election for Trump.
Byrne claims that the lawyers are only looking out for their own interests, and want to see Trump out of the White House so they can get jobs at big DC law firms. If so, I’m disappointed in Cipollone, whom I praised for his role in protecting the president during the impeachment scam. But it wouldn’t be the first time I was disappointed by someone who is supposed to have Trump’s back (remember Jeff Sessions?) Byrne says the legal crew are working against Trump:
“Meadows and legal staff led by GC Cippolone reflexively shoot down every sober discussion or idea presented. Their frame of mind is automatic: “we better not try that, it may not work, it would hurt your reputation in the press…“ No kidding, they say stuff like that. Tell DJT.”
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