Just hours after it was reported that President Trump met with attorney Sidney Powell Dan Scavino dropped a bomb that the President had no intentions of conceding the election.
Political advisor and White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications and Director of Social Media Dan Scavino took to Facebook on Saturday to make the breaking announcement.
“FYSA—President Trump will not be conceding,” he said.
The tweet came around the same time as an explosive report was dropped by the New York Times alleging President Donald Trump allegedly met with attorney Sidney Powell and General Mike Flynn in the oval office to discuss his path forward relating to the 2020 election.
The report states that Powell and Flynn talked to President Trump about potentially deploying the military to conduct a “rerun” of the election in key swing states.
Rudy Giuliani was also present via conference call. Check out what the Times reported:
Most of his advisers opposed the idea, two of the people briefed on the discussion said, including Rudolph W. Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, who in recent days sought to have the Department of Homeland Security join the campaign’s efforts to overturn Mr. Trump’s loss in the election.
Mr. Giuliani joined the discussion by phone, while Ms. Powell was at the White House for a meeting that became raucous at times, according to one of the people briefed on what took place. Other administration officials drifted in and out of the meeting, two of the people briefed said, and the White House counsel, Pat A. Cipollone, pushed back on the ideas being proposed.
Ms. Powell accused other Trump advisers of being quitters, according to the people briefed.
It was unclear if Mr. Trump will move ahead with such a plan.
New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman gave more context on Twitter.
“The meeting got raucous, with various administration members drifting in and out and different people arguing. Powell told others they were quitters, people people briefed on the meeting,” Haberman tweeted.
“Adding to the story but two people briefed said Flynn was there as well for this meeting,” Haberman said. “During the meeting, the president asked about Flynn’s suggestion of deploying the military, those briefed said.”
“POTUS asked about possibility of Powell being given security clearances to pursue her theories, per people briefed on the meeting,” she added.
“In the president’s mind, “special counsel” is what DoJ made happen with Mueller, but what was being discussed was Powell working inside the White House – and Trump came very close to hiring her, per multiple people briefed.”