Trump biographers—including me—and many Washington journalists are telling America that (a) Trump will never stop his coup attempt, (b) there's no bottom to what he's willing to do, therefore (c) there's no final "victory" over Trump we can celebrate.

I hope America will listen.
Donald Trump is a profoundly damaged mind. Everyone close to him who gets escape velocity from his madness says so. Friends. Employees. Family members. Trump's pathologies make him an ongoing danger to America that Biden's DOJ and intelligence officials *cannot afford* to ignore.
Too many journalists wrote pieces tonight calling the SCOTUS decision in the Texas lawsuit a "fatal blow" to Trump's coup. Listen—the coup was never going to succeed and Biden was always going to be sworn in. The question is what the country will look like when (and after) he is.
So you have a man on a mission to destroy this country who has it within his power to do so and you think his pathological scheme will cease because of a court decision? The "coup" concept will unfold over as long a period as Trump needs for him to get what he wants: total power.
Lara Trump will run for the Senate in North Carolina, they say. Ivanka Trump is mulling a Florida Senate run. Donald Trump Jr. is mulling the Montana governorship. The GOP may be the "Trump Party" by 2024.

This is an ongoing effort to build an autocratic dynasty and end America.
Here's the good news: The Lincoln Project exists. And a few more Republicans—not #NeverTrumpers before now—will bolt from what Trump is doing now and will continue to do after January 6th. And Trump can't build on his base by much. So that's what we have to work with right now.
Trump will shortly announce a 2024 run—and is setting up at least 3 family members to run for president after him. He has terrorized one of the nation's two great political parties into abject subjugation. There's no Republican Party now—there's the Trump Party. We must see this.
Anyone in journalism who called out Trump for what he was in 2017 was attacked. The attackers were incredulous at the idea Trump was anything more than another pol with an agenda his critics detested.

Where are those folks now? Silent. Because now all America sees what Trump is.
I don't know how far off the exit ramp for all this is—how long it will take for America to survive it, given that there's no sign publicly that Biden understands what he's facing here. Right now I'm focused on my own off-ramp, because I can't keep writing these warnings anymore.
Trump campaign official Steve Cortes announced on Twitter that "the only day that matters" with respect to the Electoral College is January 20th—they don't even recognize January 6th as being significant. And if you think they'll stop on January 20th, you really don't understand.
The things we may soon see could be beyond belief: Trump calling Mar-A-Lago the "Southern White House" and forming a shadow cabinet. Widespread calls for secession. Calls for impeachment of Biden with doctored evidence. It'll be neverending—an effort to make America ungovernable.
I know Biden's team reads this feed, as I know who follows my feed. My message to them is frankly this: imagine you're about to come to power in a nation dealing with a seditious insurrection that's using advanced, asymmetrical post-internet tactics few in government understand.
Joe Biden doesn't need to become something he isn't—he's always going to want to be a uniter, and that's a good thing. But his mindset must be tinged with realism/pragmatism to a degree we're not seeing or we'll all get whiplash when the DOJ/USIC publicly acknowledge this threat.
PS/ One thing among many I give Biden credit for: making a former national security advisor his top domestic policy adviser. Folks wondered about that pick—including me—just due to of Rice's area of expertise.

I now think it's a very good sign that Biden has a sense of his task.

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14 Dec
235 million must be vaccinated for us to have a shot at herd immunity. Biden says we can vaccinate 1 million daily. The vaccine takes 30 days to have full effect. Herd immunity is therefore impossible until 8+ months from now.

What is Fauci talking about?…
(PS) My last tweet laid out *none* of the obstacles that would make even that 8+ month timeline impossible—like vaccine shortages, people not returning for the second shot, resistance to getting vaccinated, logistical hurdles at the state level. Again—what is Fauci talking about?
(UPDATE) Reuters and the government confirm that at *best* we can vaccinate 1 million/day. Reuters reports that 109 days from now, we'll have 100 million people vaccinated. The idea we can have 235+ million vaccinated in well under 200 days makes no sense.…
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UPDATE: I said that Dallas' "Allied Security Operations Group"—behind the disinformation-fueled attack on Michigan's certification for Biden—would be traced to Flynn.

Well, one of the men who headed it until days ago "served as an intelligence operations leader under DIA Flynn." ImageImage
PS: So Trump *pardoned* Michael Flynn *in the midst of* a longtime Flynn associate being part of the management of an entity working to undermine Biden's win in Michigan—and found by Michigan officials to have lied about elections data. Cybersecurity-scam-for-pardon bribery case?
PS2: What I'm not sure of yet is whether any Michael Flynn associates/Donald Trump mega-donors in Dallas—where Allied Security Operations Group is headquartered—were paying ASOG to conduct this "research" or urged Kraft's name to be removed from ASOG to hide the linkage to Flynn.
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14 Dec
BREAKING: Trump Agent Stephen Miller Says Fraudulent Trump Electors Will Continue to Claim Trump Is the Rightful President Through *At Least January 20*—2 Weeks *After* Congress Votes to Accept Biden's Legally Valid Battleground-State Electors on January 6…
You may recall that I expressed significant alarm over former CNN analyst and current Trump campaign official Steve Cortes claiming in a Twitter-posted video that the Trump campaign considers *January 20, 2021* the only significant date with respect to electors.

Now we know why.
The reason this is significant is that it means the Trump campaign does not consider the decision of Congress on January 6, 2021 to be the final word on who will be the next President of the United States—even though by *statute and Constitution* it is. This is a seditious claim.
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14 Dec
18 USC § 2385 criminalizes "organizing any assembly of persons who advocate the overthrow of the government by force"—and distinguishes "force" from "violence."

The White House has organized fraudulent electors to block the democratically elected government from taking office.
(PS) I can't ascertain the scope of the word "force" in this statute (except that we can be statutorily sure it does *not* mean "violence") but creating a scenario—contra a Supreme Court ruling—in which there could be a hostile standoff at the White House on Jan. 20 may well fit.
(PS2) As a lawyer I'd tend to interpret "force" as meaning "unlawful compulsion short of violence" when it appears in a statute that deals with violence as a separate category. An unlawful attempt to retain the White House contra SCOTUS would be "force" under this interpretation.
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COVID-19 reporting is getting looser, shoddier, and more confusing.

Example: actual number of Americans who will be vaccinated for COVID-19 in 2020: 0.

Vaccination isn't complete until you receive a second injection 21 days after the first, which no one will prior to next year.
Excitement over the vaccine produces misleading reports.

Example: Fauci says "open season" for the vaccine will begin in April—implying that anyone who wants it will be able to get it then.

In fact there's no plan to vaccinate more than a million people—0.3% of Americans—daily.
There's a hyperbolic optimism to much vaccine rhetoric I find unnerving.

Example: Biden has an ambitious plan to vaccinate 100 million people by April 20—which means full efficacy for those vaccinations by May 20. Good! But that's only 30% of America. Herd immunity requires 70%.
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13 Dec
BREAKING: Sidney Powell—Trump's Lawyer Until Days Ago, Still Arguing on His Behalf in Court—Just Retweeted a Message Saying "Biden and Harris [Must] Not Only Concede But Also Confess Their Crimes on National Television in Order to Avoid Capital Punishment"

{attn: @SecretService}
PS/ Releasing Powell from his legal team so he could more readily and cleanly pardon her client Michael Flynn is no longer sufficient for Trump: he must publicly disassociate himself from her words—lest her advocacy for him in court be taken as *his* advocacy for executing Biden.
EVIDENCE/ Today's events in Washington and elsewhere should have the Secret Service and FBI and other key agencies working significant overtime over the next few weeks—and media demanding Trump *personally* and *publicly* put a stop to this dangerous, threatening rhetoric *now*.
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