Disclosure of an executive order in which the Trump administration asked the Pentagon to seize voting equipment

Disclosure of an executive order in which the Trump administration asked the Pentagon to seize voting equipment The document, published by the National Archives, repeats many conspiracy theories about the hacking of polling machines, which were promoted by figures in Trump's vicinity and are currently under investigation in Congress.  A draft executive order drawn up by the administration of former President Donald Trump in the weeks following his loss in the 2020 presidential election required the country's top military official to seize voting equipment, a report said Friday.  The document, published by the National Archives and obtained by news website Politico , sheds light on measures Trump might have been willing to take to stay in power despite his opponent Joe Biden's victory.  According to the document dated December 16, 2020, the executive order sought to appoint a special counsel to file charges in the event of any fraud arising from the confiscation of devices. But it was not signed.  The document is one of more than 750 documents delivered to the House Committee on Capitol events in 2021, after the Supreme Court rejected Trump's objection to its publication.  The three-page draft states: "With immediate effect, the Minister of Defense shall confiscate, collect, seize and analyze all electronically stored machinery, equipment, information, and physical records required to be preserved."  The document repeats many conspiracy theories about the hacking of voting machines, which were promoted by figures in Trump's vicinity and currently under investigation in Congress, including right-wing lawyer Sydney Powell.  She had told reporters that the elections were targeted with "communist money via Venezuela, Cuba and possibly China".  Powell and former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani led a fruitless effort to persuade courts to nullify election results in key swing states in the weeks since Trump's loss.  For months, the former president and his allies tried to push back accusations of massive fraud, despite experts from his government asserting that the elections were the healthiest in US history.  Attorney General Bill Barr, who was appointed by Trump, also rejected the accusations.  The document also bears similarities to a presentation of a Trump-keeping scheme that his chief of staff, Mark Meadows, handed over to the special committee last year.  The scheme envisions US security officials (Marshalls) confiscating ballot boxes to recount the votes of 50 states.  The document released Friday focuses in particular on the Dominion touch-screen voting machines used in Georgia, where a manual and automated recount of votes confirmed Biden's victory.  The document repeats accusations that Dominion is "owned, controlled, or influenced by significant foreign agents, states, and interests" and argues that its machines were deliberately designed to promote "systematic fraud."  Giuliani and Powell face billion-dollar defamation lawsuits brought by Dominion and Smartmatic, another company that produces polling equipment.  Race against time The House Special Committee is tasked with looking into whether Trump or those around him were involved in the January 6, 2021 attack on Capitol Hill, a mob of Republican billionaire supporters.  The committee summoned prominent figures who refused to appear before it voluntarily, and referred to the Ministry of Justice accusations of contempt of the committee against two people who still refuse to cooperate, the former adviser to Trump, Steve Bannon, and his chief of staff, Meadows.  The special committee is racing against time as it wants to release its findings before the mid-term elections in November 2022, when Democrats risk losing their majority in the House of Representatives.  If the Democrats lose this majority, it is likely that the new Republican majority will dissolve this committee.

Disclosure of an executive order in which the Trump administration asked the Pentagon to seize voting equipment


The document, published by the National Archives, repeats many conspiracy theories about the hacking of polling machines, which were promoted by figures in Trump's vicinity and are currently under investigation in Congress.

A draft executive order drawn up by the administration of former President Donald Trump in the weeks following his loss in the 2020 presidential election required the country's top military official to seize voting equipment, a report said Friday.

The document, published by the National Archives and obtained by news website Politico , sheds light on measures Trump might have been willing to take to stay in power despite his opponent Joe Biden's victory.

According to the document dated December 16, 2020, the executive order sought to appoint a special counsel to file charges in the event of any fraud arising from the confiscation of devices. But it was not signed.

The document is one of more than 750 documents delivered to the House Committee on Capitol events in 2021, after the Supreme Court rejected Trump's objection to its publication.

The three-page draft states: "With immediate effect, the Minister of Defense shall confiscate, collect, seize and analyze all electronically stored machinery, equipment, information, and physical records required to be preserved."

The document repeats many conspiracy theories about the hacking of voting machines, which were promoted by figures in Trump's vicinity and currently under investigation in Congress, including right-wing lawyer Sydney Powell.

She had told reporters that the elections were targeted with "communist money via Venezuela, Cuba and possibly China".

Powell and former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani led a fruitless effort to persuade courts to nullify election results in key swing states in the weeks since Trump's loss.

For months, the former president and his allies tried to push back accusations of massive fraud, despite experts from his government asserting that the elections were the healthiest in US history.

Attorney General Bill Barr, who was appointed by Trump, also rejected the accusations.

The document also bears similarities to a presentation of a Trump-keeping scheme that his chief of staff, Mark Meadows, handed over to the special committee last year.

The scheme envisions US security officials (Marshalls) confiscating ballot boxes to recount the votes of 50 states.

The document released Friday focuses in particular on the Dominion touch-screen voting machines used in Georgia, where a manual and automated recount of votes confirmed Biden's victory.

The document repeats accusations that Dominion is "owned, controlled, or influenced by significant foreign agents, states, and interests" and argues that its machines were deliberately designed to promote "systematic fraud."

Giuliani and Powell face billion-dollar defamation lawsuits brought by Dominion and Smartmatic, another company that produces polling equipment.

Race against time
The House Special Committee is tasked with looking into whether Trump or those around him were involved in the January 6, 2021 attack on Capitol Hill, a mob of Republican billionaire supporters.

The committee summoned prominent figures who refused to appear before it voluntarily, and referred to the Ministry of Justice accusations of contempt of the committee against two people who still refuse to cooperate, the former adviser to Trump, Steve Bannon, and his chief of staff, Meadows.

The special committee is racing against time as it wants to release its findings before the mid-term elections in November 2022, when Democrats risk losing their majority in the House of Representatives.

If the Democrats lose this majority, it is likely that the new Republican majority will dissolve this committee.

Military defeats and the decline of influence, Is the era of the Great America approaching its end?  Many writers and political researchers believe that the post-Corona world will witness a major transformation in the structure of the global system, and that the hegemony of the United States within the unipolar world system is nearing its end, and that the era of the multipolar world order has already begun to take shape.  In light of the hostile and turbulent behavior that characterized the era of former US President Donald Trump and the accompanying major political and economic lapses with China and other countries, as well as those he insisted on committing when the pandemic that cost the country great losses began, more indicators have emerged that warn The declining position of the United States on the international scene as a single superpower, which intensified after the humiliating American exit from Afghanistan and the subsequent recurring lapses and embarrassing positions made by the master of the White House, Joe Biden.  While international relations experts point out that the beginning of the destabilization of American hegemony is due to the economic crisis that afflicted the country and the whole world in 2008, and that it was the first nail that knocked in the coffin of American hegemony, which has been unique as the only superpower in the world since the end of the Cold War with the Soviet Union in 1991, They referred this to several reasons, on top of which came the sense of arrogance by successive US administrations after reaching the peak of their power in various fields, and began to commit major mistakes as a result of what is known as the poison of absolute power, according to what British journalist David Hurst wrote.  Start back down It is true that Biden’s current period is witnessing the height of American decline, especially after the decline in military influence in Afghanistan and the countries of the Middle East in preparation for a new adventure with China, but this does not necessarily mean that Biden is solely responsible for the decline of American hegemony and allowing the rise of rival powers such as China, which took advantage of the preoccupation with China. America in the Greater Middle East issues, but it reaped the crop of failed policies planted by his four previous predecessors (Clinton, Bush Jr. and Obama, in addition to Trump).  While some see that America is on the way to losing its superpower status, political researcher Çatati Guler, who spoke to TRT Haber , emphasized that he "does not believe that the hegemony of the United States and the era of the unipolar world order is over, and that opposite opinions are formed in expectations and not in reality." "The United States bears the costs necessary to maintain its dominant position, and is in a relatively less powerful position today compared to the 1990s, but it is still a great power," Guler said.  For his part, Academic Adviser at the Foreign Policy Institute, Professor Tarik Aguzlu, said: “Echoing words like the era of the United States is definitely coming to an end would not be true, but we can easily say that the process of transition towards a post-American era has begun.” Davutoglu pointed out that since the global financial crisis in 2008, the position of the United States and its allies in global politics and the economy has begun to erode.  Impact of withdrawal from Afghanistan The US withdrawal from Afghanistan was the last straw for the camel's back regarding the decline of US influence. It is true that the withdrawal in itself was not surprising, as the decision has been announced since the start of negotiations with the Taliban in Doha since Trump’s term, but everything that was arranged was destroyed faster than any expectation, and the whole world watched America’s humiliating withdrawal amid painful scenes of desperate Afghans trying to escape after the collapse of the government Afghanistan supported by the United States.  While a member of the Iranian delegation to the nuclear talks file said that "America has just lived through the Suez crisis, but has not seen it yet," regarding the fall of Afghanistan into the hands of the Taliban, in reference to Britain's defeat during the tripartite aggression against Egypt in 1956, Çağatay Guler described the experience of the United States. The United States in Kabul as a real tragedy that has damaged the image of the United States.  While observers saw that America had made up its mind to get rid of the burdens on its shoulders represented by the endless wars in Afghanistan and the Middle East, which China and Russia made the best use of America's preoccupation, and that Washington decided to stop all of that and head towards Asia and the Pacific towards China.  This created a credibility problem for traditional US allies in the European Union and the Middle East, as well as South Korea, Australia and Japan, who have concluded that America can no longer be trusted.  A multipolar world Despite the American superiority in the military field thanks to the huge military budget of about 800 billion dollars annually and more than 800 military bases around the world and about 70 allies, which makes it the most powerful country militarily for years to come due to the large gap between it and its closest competitors China and Russia, This does not apply to the economic and ideological aspects over which America has begun to lose control.  Specifically on the point of ideology, Professor Tarik Aguzlu points out that "we cannot claim that America leads the world ideologically, because liberal democracy is weakening in its stronghold in light of the rise of alternative models, especially the Chinese model." Aguzlo attributed the reasons for this to the turbulent days of the raids on the Capitol building in 2021, which made the issue of American democracy into question.  As for the economic situation, the situation is similar. The situation is no longer the same as it was in the mid-seventies when the Group of Seven was established. While the share of these countries in the global economy was about 80% when the group was established, we find it has decreased to 35% in light of the economic rise Great for China and other Asian countries.  Based on the latest data, experts believe that there is no longer a unipolar world led by the United States, but rather the world is heading towards a multipolar system, which prompted David Hurst to write: “The United States must get used to the new situation and draw up its strategy accordingly.” He added: Strategizing as though there is still a unipolar world will accelerate the decline of the United States."

Military defeats and the decline of influence, Is the era of the Great America approaching its end?


Many writers and political researchers believe that the post-Corona world will witness a major transformation in the structure of the global system, and that the hegemony of the United States within the unipolar world system is nearing its end, and that the era of the multipolar world order has already begun to take shape.

In light of the hostile and turbulent behavior that characterized the era of former US President Donald Trump and the accompanying major political and economic lapses with China and other countries, as well as those he insisted on committing when the pandemic that cost the country great losses began, more indicators have emerged that warn The declining position of the United States on the international scene as a single superpower, which intensified after the humiliating American exit from Afghanistan and the subsequent recurring lapses and embarrassing positions made by the master of the White House, Joe Biden.

While international relations experts point out that the beginning of the destabilization of American hegemony is due to the economic crisis that afflicted the country and the whole world in 2008, and that it was the first nail that knocked in the coffin of American hegemony, which has been unique as the only superpower in the world since the end of the Cold War with the Soviet Union in 1991, They referred this to several reasons, on top of which came the sense of arrogance by successive US administrations after reaching the peak of their power in various fields, and began to commit major mistakes as a result of what is known as the poison of absolute power, according to what British journalist David Hurst wrote.

Start back down
It is true that Biden’s current period is witnessing the height of American decline, especially after the decline in military influence in Afghanistan and the countries of the Middle East in preparation for a new adventure with China, but this does not necessarily mean that Biden is solely responsible for the decline of American hegemony and allowing the rise of rival powers such as China, which took advantage of the preoccupation with China. America in the Greater Middle East issues, but it reaped the crop of failed policies planted by his four previous predecessors (Clinton, Bush Jr. and Obama, in addition to Trump).

While some see that America is on the way to losing its superpower status, political researcher Çatati Guler, who spoke to TRT Haber , emphasized that he "does not believe that the hegemony of the United States and the era of the unipolar world order is over, and that opposite opinions are formed in expectations and not in reality." "The United States bears the costs necessary to maintain its dominant position, and is in a relatively less powerful position today compared to the 1990s, but it is still a great power," Guler said.

For his part, Academic Adviser at the Foreign Policy Institute, Professor Tarik Aguzlu, said: “Echoing words like the era of the United States is definitely coming to an end would not be true, but we can easily say that the process of transition towards a post-American era has begun.” Davutoglu pointed out that since the global financial crisis in 2008, the position of the United States and its allies in global politics and the economy has begun to erode.

Impact of withdrawal from Afghanistan
The US withdrawal from Afghanistan was the last straw for the camel's back regarding the decline of US influence. It is true that the withdrawal in itself was not surprising, as the decision has been announced since the start of negotiations with the Taliban in Doha since Trump’s term, but everything that was arranged was destroyed faster than any expectation, and the whole world watched America’s humiliating withdrawal amid painful scenes of desperate Afghans trying to escape after the collapse of the government Afghanistan supported by the United States.

While a member of the Iranian delegation to the nuclear talks file said that "America has just lived through the Suez crisis, but has not seen it yet," regarding the fall of Afghanistan into the hands of the Taliban, in reference to Britain's defeat during the tripartite aggression against Egypt in 1956, Çağatay Guler described the experience of the United States. The United States in Kabul as a real tragedy that has damaged the image of the United States.

While observers saw that America had made up its mind to get rid of the burdens on its shoulders represented by the endless wars in Afghanistan and the Middle East, which China and Russia made the best use of America's preoccupation, and that Washington decided to stop all of that and head towards Asia and the Pacific towards China.

This created a credibility problem for traditional US allies in the European Union and the Middle East, as well as South Korea, Australia and Japan, who have concluded that America can no longer be trusted.

A multipolar world
Despite the American superiority in the military field thanks to the huge military budget of about 800 billion dollars annually and more than 800 military bases around the world and about 70 allies, which makes it the most powerful country militarily for years to come due to the large gap between it and its closest competitors China and Russia, This does not apply to the economic and ideological aspects over which America has begun to lose control.

Specifically on the point of ideology, Professor Tarik Aguzlu points out that "we cannot claim that America leads the world ideologically, because liberal democracy is weakening in its stronghold in light of the rise of alternative models, especially the Chinese model." Aguzlo attributed the reasons for this to the turbulent days of the raids on the Capitol building in 2021, which made the issue of American democracy into question.

As for the economic situation, the situation is similar. The situation is no longer the same as it was in the mid-seventies when the Group of Seven was established. While the share of these countries in the global economy was about 80% when the group was established, we find it has decreased to 35% in light of the economic rise Great for China and other Asian countries.

Based on the latest data, experts believe that there is no longer a unipolar world led by the United States, but rather the world is heading towards a multipolar system, which prompted David Hurst to write: “The United States must get used to the new situation and draw up its strategy accordingly.” He added: Strategizing as though there is still a unipolar world will accelerate the decline of the United States."


The US Army: Our forces in an Emirati base were forced to hide during the Houthi attack on Abu Dhabi A U-2 Dragon Lady sits in a hangar prepared for flight at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates  The US Central Command announced that its forces in the UAE were forced to take shelter in fortified hideouts last Monday, due to a possible threat from an attack launched by the Houthi group with ballistic missiles and drones.  Central Command spokesman William Urban said in a statement that the state of alert at the Al Dhafra base in Abu Dhabi lasted about half an hour, starting at nine in the evening local time on Monday evening, as it included the possibility of using bunkers based on a potential threat.  The statement added, "At 9:27 pm, the pilots were notified that protective equipment would be available within 5 minutes, and this continued for 24 hours," stressing that everything was done with professionalism and discipline.  The Houthi group had previously claimed responsibility for attacks on Abu Dhabi by drones and ballistic missiles, which resulted in two fires in oil tanks of the Abu Dhabi Oil Company and in the construction area of ​​Abu Dhabi Airport. The attacks also led to the death of 3 civilians and the injury of 6 others.  It is reported that in 2019, the Houthis broadcast a video clip that they said was related to their targeting of facilities at Abu Dhabi International Airport in 2018, with a drone. However, the UAE denied that the airport had been attacked, and said that the accident at the airport was caused by a supply vehicle.

The US Army: Our forces in an Emirati base were forced to hide during the Houthi attack on Abu Dhabi

A U-2 Dragon Lady sits in a hangar prepared for flight at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates

The US Central Command announced that its forces in the UAE were forced to take shelter in fortified hideouts last Monday, due to a possible threat from an attack launched by the Houthi group with ballistic missiles and drones.

Central Command spokesman William Urban said in a statement that the state of alert at the Al Dhafra base in Abu Dhabi lasted about half an hour, starting at nine in the evening local time on Monday evening, as it included the possibility of using bunkers based on a potential threat.

The statement added, "At 9:27 pm, the pilots were notified that protective equipment would be available within 5 minutes, and this continued for 24 hours," stressing that everything was done with professionalism and discipline.

The Houthi group had previously claimed responsibility for attacks on Abu Dhabi by drones and ballistic missiles, which resulted in two fires in oil tanks of the Abu Dhabi Oil Company and in the construction area of ​​Abu Dhabi Airport. The attacks also led to the death of 3 civilians and the injury of 6 others.

It is reported that in 2019, the Houthis broadcast a video clip that they said was related to their targeting of facilities at Abu Dhabi International Airport in 2018, with a drone. However, the UAE denied that the airport had been attacked, and said that the accident at the airport was caused by a supply vehicle.
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