Perhaps he was just being Trumpian. Former President Donald Trump explained on Monday he doesn’t actually wish to “terminate” the U.S. Constitution.
But meanwhile, he got the dander up of Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who took to Twitter to scold him about the Constitution.
To review for the court of public opinion: Over the weekend, Trump wrote on Truth Social, the social media company he owns, that the magnitude of corruption that took place in the 2020 election calls for some kind of action.
He said, clumsily but correctly, that the Constitution had been violated by mainstream media and the Deep State, and that the elections were interfered with in 2020.
“Do you throw the Presidential Election Results of 2020 OUT and declare the RIGHTFUL WINNER, or do you have a NEW ELECTION? A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution,” Trump wrote. In fact, there doesn’t seem to be a constitutional process for overturning a certified election, as much as he would like to have that happen. And terminating the Constitution is, by its nature, unconstitutional.
Trump correctly accused “Big Tech” of working closely with Democrats. He also correctly pointed out that “Our great ‘Founders’ did not want, and would not condone, False & Fraudulent Elections!”
But it’s the “termination” word that got the mainstream media worked into a froth since Saturday. Trump had given his critics a way to distract the public from the real story of corruption and collusion between the FBI, the mainstream media, and social media companies in support of the Biden candidacy for president.
Trump’s controversial post came after Elon Musk, the new majority owner of Twitter, released internal Twitter emails that showed Twitter and the Biden campaign colluded to suppress legitimate news stories about material found on Hunter Biden’s laptop that show that Hunter Biden was using his role on the board of a Ukrainian power company to make introductions of Ukrainian business tycoons to his father, who was then Vice President. The cover-up occurred in the weeks leading up to the 2020 election. Hunter Biden was paid $11 million to sit on the board of Burisma, although he had no prior experience.
Read the U.S. Senate Finance report on Hunter Biden-Ukraine corruption links to Joe Biden:
Trump has now clarified that there should be some remedy for what was, in his view, a rigged election, with crimes of interference committed that prevented free and fair elections. In essence, Trump is calling for justice.
“The Fake News is actually trying to convince the American People that I said I wanted to ‘terminate’ the Constitution. This is simply more DISINFORMATION & LIES, just like RUSSIA, RUSSIA, RUSSIA, and all of their other HOAXES & SCAMS,” Trump wrote on Truth Social on Monday. Trump said that “steps must be immediately taken to RIGHT THE WRONG.”
Sen. Lisa Murkowski was quick to condemn Trump. On Sunday, Alaska’s senior senator wrote on Twitter, “Suggesting the termination of the Constitution is not only a betrayal of our Oath of Office, it’s an affront to our Republic.”
Sen. Dan Sullivan also blasted Trump, saying any suggestion that the Constitution can be discarded is “ridiculous.”
There were betrayals committed against the Constitution by officers of the law, colluding to suppress information about candidate Biden.
One of the betrayals to the Constitution was committed by a group of former intelligence officers — including five former CIA directors — who signed a letter falsely stating that the Hunter Biden laptop was most likely Russian disinformation. The former intelligence officers wrongly used their authorities to give the public bad information.
That letter, with its 50+ signatures, also gave Joe Biden and the Democratic Party a path to disparage the New York Post’s story.
During that same timeframe, FBI officials were meeting weekly with executives at Twitter, and Twitter blocked the New York Post story about Hunter Biden’s laptop, treating it with the same sanctions it usually reserves for child pornography. Twitter in October of 2020 locked the New York Post’s Twitter account to prevent the story from reaching voters.
“Now that multiple other news outlets have confirmed the legitimacy of the laptop, the letter-writers haven’t repented about themselves spreading clever disinformation meant to influence the election,” noted Rich Lowry in the New York Post.
“And, indeed, the letter-writers played a game. They didn’t actually say that the Hunter Biden laptop story was disinformation, at the same time they created that impression. This has given them plausible — or more accurately, implausible — deniability.
“Cornered about the letter on Fox News, former CIA officer David Priess said the laptop story, just as the letter asserted, had ‘all the classic earmarks’ of Russian disinformation.” That didn’t mean it was disinformation, just that it had the earmarks of disinformation, Lowry wrote.
But during the time leading up to the election, top CIA veterans characterized their remarks much more sharply.
Nick Shapiro, a former top aide under CIA director John Brennan, told Politico, ‘“The real power here however is the number of former, working-level IC officers who want the American people to know that once again the Russians are interfering.”
Shapiro was the one of the main instigators of the letter, which is included here:
The media widely reported the suspicions of these intelligence officers as gospel before the election in 2020.
“If we are right,” the agents wrote, “this is Russia trying to influence how Americans vote in this election, and we believe strongly that Americans need to be aware of this.”
And so it went. While the mainstream media had discredited the original Hunter Biden laptop story before and after the election, and has continued to dismiss it as a nothing-burger story, with just one tweet last week, Trump managed to get the entire Leftist establishment, the media, and even Sen. Lisa Murkowski, to defend the Constitution.