Obama had secret plan to validate Clinton victory if Trump didn’t accept it: report

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Former President Obama had a plan to validate the 2016 election in the event that then-candidate Donald Trump lost and challenged the results.

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Obama administration officials told New York magazine that a bipartisan plan was in place just in time for the election to certify the results and reveal the intelligence community’s claims that Russian interference supported Trump’s candidacy.

Such a measure was devised after Trump said the election was ‘rigged’ and joked on the campaign trail that he wouldn’t accept the election results if he lost.

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Obama Had Secret Plan In Case Trump Didn’t Accept 2016 Election Results, Report Says

Former President Barack Obama had a secret plan in place for what his administration would do if then-candidate Donald Trump lost the 2016 election to Hillary Clinton and refused to accept the results.

Trump warned on the campaign trail that the election could be “rigged,” a notion that Obama scoffed at, saying, there’s “no serious person out there who would suggest somehow that you could even rig America’s elections.”

“It wasn’t a hypothetical,” former Obama senior aide Ben Rhodes said. “Trump was already saying it on the campaign trail.”

“The Obama White House plan, according to interviews with Rhodes and Jen Psaki, Obama’s communications director, called for congressional Republicans, former presidents, and former Cabinet-level officials including Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice, to try and forestall a political crisis by validating the election result,” the Intelligencer reported. “In the event that Trump tried to dispute a Clinton victory, they would affirm the result as well as the conclusions reached by the U.S. intelligence community that Russian interference in the election sought to favor Trump, and not Clinton.”

Obama Officials Secretly Planned for Trump to Reject the Election Result ‘ and They Now Fear What He’ll Do If He’s .

President Barack Obama and his top officials developed a plan to counteract Donald Trump’s efforts to undermine the result of the 2016 presidential election in case he lost and rejected the outcome, according to a new report from New York Magazine.

And some of those same officials now say they’re worried about what would happen if Trump were now impeached and removed by the Senate ‘ but he refused to go.

Former senior aide Ben Rhodes and Communications Director Jen Psaki spoke with the magazine about the plan in an article published Wednesday. According to the report:

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