Earlier on Friday, US President Donald Trump rejected media reports that he’s considering introducing martial law in a bid to change the results of the 3 November presidential election as “fake news”.
The Pentagon is covertly discussing the scenario of its actions in response to the possible imposition of martial law by President Donald Trump ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration on 20 January, Newsweek has cited unnamed Department of Defence sources as saying.
The reports have already been vehemently denied by POTUS who described them as nothing but another fake news story on his Twitter page.
The sources meanwhile claimed that Pentagon officials along with the heads of military units stationed near Washington DC are “on red alert” as they are involved in “secret contingency planning in case the armed forces are called upon to maintain or restore civil order during the inauguration and transition period”.
The insider described martial law as “the wrong paradigm to think about the dangers ahead”, something that was echoed by another source who noted the actions Trump may take next month are anybody’s guess “at this point”.
One more insider called Trump a person who is “fascinated with the secret levers of the presidency that are available to him”, singling out the so-called Presidential Emergency Action Documents (PEADs).
The documents include executive orders, presidential messages, and draft legislation that are…