Despite many questions Trump's White House never denounced Lin Wood's call for Pence to die by firing squad
Lin Wood in the Oval Office. (Official White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

The desperation by President Donald Trump to change the 2020 election results took a dramatic turn once Donald Trump Jr. got Lin Wood involved, Jonathan Karl's new book Betrayal explained.

While Wood never served on the official Trump legal team, he had certainly filed several cases to help Trump's efforts. It was Trump Jr. who invited Wood to the Republican Party rally in Atlanta where Wood urged Trump supporters to boycott the election.

"The younger Trump had been relentlessly denigrating the RNC for being insufficiently loyal to Trump," the book described, talking about a call he had with the RNC and Trump on Jan. 20.

But on New Year's Day, Wood took things to a whole new level, tweeting, "If Pence is arrested, @SecPompeo will save the election. Pence will be in jail awaiting trial for treason. He will face execution by firing squad. He is a coward & will sing like a bird & confess ALL."

Karl said he noticed it immediately and reached out to White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, "I received no response," Karl wrote.

The tweet spread across social media and cable news, he said, but no one in the White House or the Trump campaign ever responded. More than seven hours later, Karl said he saw Jenna Ellis tweet that she personally doesn't advocate jailing the vice president or putting him to death "by firing squad." She certainly wasn't purporting to speak for the White House.

"Remarkably, nobody would say whether President Trump supported [Wood's idea]. It was an ominous start to the new year," Karl concluded.

Karl's new book is on sale now.

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