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CNN PoliticsJan 22, 2022
Former Trump campaign adviser acknowledges being part of 2020 'alternate electors' plot
Boris Epshteyn, an adviser for former President Donald Trump's 2020 presidential campaign, acknowledged Friday that he was part of the effort to prop up so-called "alternate electors" to support Trump in key states.

Opinion | Twitter's First Year Without Trump Was a Lot Like Its Last With Him (Politico)

The Daily BeastJan 21, 2022
GOP Blames Biden for Russian Aggression. Don't Forget About Trump.
Photo Illustration by Kelly Caminero/The Daily Beast/GettyAs Russian President Vladimir Putin lays the groundwork for an invasion into Ukraine, Republicans in Congress have been laying the groundwork to blame President Joe Biden for failing to prevent an attack.

But it's former President Donald Trump, recently retired military officials and diplomats told The Daily Beast, who may bear more responsibility for the looming crisis with Russia than Biden.

Trump, whose relationship with Russia has been famously complicated, pushed back on providing aid to Ukraine in 2017. Trump was reportedly resistant to providing the security aid, in part, because he wanted Ukraine to pay the United States back. That year, Putin made his case to Trump during a 2017 meeting that Russia had sovereignty claims over Ukraine.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

Biden's Lack of Toughness Could Lead to the Second Coming of Trump (The Daily Beast)
Only Trump was in worse electoral shape than Biden after his first year as president (CNN Politics)

The Daily BeastJan 21, 2022
Giuliani Pal Fesses Up to Scheme to Seat Trump Electors
Boris Epshteyn, a strategic adviser for Donald Trump's 2020 presidential campaign, was pressed Friday about his role in efforts to legitimize alleged pro-Trump electors from states that Joe Biden won.

"Is that something you ever worked on or would support, for example, in Michigan?" MSNBC host Ari Melber asked him.

"Yes, I was part of the process to make sure there were alternate electors for when, as we hoped, the challenges to the seated electors would be heard, and would be successful," Epshteyn replied, echoing his comments to The Washington Post, which revealed new details about the plot in a report Thursday.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

CNN PoliticsJan 20, 2022
Trump campaign officials, led by Rudy Giuliani, oversaw fake electors plot in 7 states
Trump campaign officials, led by Rudy Giuliani, oversaw efforts in December 2020 to put forward illegitimate electors from seven states that Trump lost, according to three sources with direct knowledge of the scheme.
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