Earlier, Donald Trump dismissed as ‘fake news’ media reports claiming that he was mulling the use of martial law to overturn the results of the presidential election in the country, after his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, recently pardoned by the sitting president, weighed in on the option as a means of ‘forcing’ a new election.
Kelli Ward, Chair of the Arizona Republican Party, has urged President Donald Trump to “cross the Rubicon”, in a reference to the historical act by Julius Caesar to cross the Rubicon river with his army, thereby starting a civil war in Rome.
As she tweeted that Arizona was “with” Trump, working to “stop this coup”, retired General Michael Flynn, who served as POTUS’ national security adviser at the outset of 2017, was quick to share Ward’s tweet on Sunday.
Flynn, who twice pleaded guilty to charges that he had lied to the FBI regarding conversations he had with then-Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak prior to Trump’s January 2017 inauguration, was pardoned by the sitting President on 26 November.
Donald Trump had claimed that the investigation into the ex-aide was part of a “scam”, with a federal judge formally dismissing the three-year prosecutorial case against Flynn on 8 December.
Ever since, Flynn has echoed the Trump campaign’s allegations that the 2020 presidential election had been “rigged”.
As he urged the sitting POTUS to resort to the military to “rerun an election” in…