Former President Donald Trump may have lost November’s election, but he is reportedly confident that he’ll somehow be restored to office as soon as August.
New York Times Washington correspondent Maggie Haberman, who has broken multiple big stories about the Trump administration and has covered the real estate tycoon for decades, tweeted that the former head of state has been telling people he’s in contact with that he will be reinstated within a few months.
She added that he has been “laser focused” on the ongoing voting audits in states where Republican figures hope to flip the results in his favor. She added that by Constitutional and legitimate legal standards, “that isn’t how it works but simply sharing the information.”
Since November, a steady number of Trump’s most vocal supporters, such as MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, have insisted that they cannot accept the results of the presidential elections that saw Joseph R. Biden beat Trump by a large margin of the popular vote.
Dozens of lawsuits related to the election have been filed by Trump lawyers and conservative figures but all of them have failed.
Haberman noted that the claim he will return to power “isn’t happening in a vacuum” but may well be part of a broader strategy by Trump to counter any possible indictment in ongoing criminal investigations.
The fear of indictment comes amid an investigation by Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance that could see the former president face corruption charges for potential criminal activity by Trump’s business empire.
“He is not putting out statements about the ‘audits’ in states just for the sake of it,” Haberman wrote. “He’s been laser focused on them, according to several people who’ve spoken with him.”
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