Politico reported Tuesday that former acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen explained to Donald Trump that his efforts to use the Justice Department to keep himself in power wouldn't work, weren't legal, and wouldn't be approved by his hand-picked Supreme Court.
Tweeting about the story, former Defense Department Special Counsel Ryan Goodman said that these facts reveal Trump was well aware his legal strategy was impossible. Still, his attorneys pressed frivolous litigation, knowing that it wouldn't make it through court.
Goodman also explained that, according to the report, Trump was persuaded that it was all a bad idea. Still, however, feigned shock to his fans when the Supreme Court shot the case down.
"The Supreme Court really let us down. No Wisdom, No Courage!" Trump tweeted.
Goodman also posted a screen capture of an extensive Facebook post from Dec. 2020, in which the former president attacked the High Court, inflated his support from "wonderful states," and officials who attempted a Supreme Court suit they also knew was going nowhere.
"So, you're the President of the United States, and you just went through an election where you got more votes than any sitting President in history, by far -- and purportedly lost. You can't get 'standing' before the Supreme Court, so you 'intervene' with wonderful states that, after careful study and consideration, think you got 'screwed', something which will hurt them also. Many others likewise join the suite, but with a flash, it is thrown out and gone, without even looking at the many reasons it was brought. A Rigged Election, fight on!" Trump posted.
"This kind of evidence may help prove intent," said Goodman.
He explained that it "shows Trump knew the election/legal outcomes were one thing, while trying to tell the public and officials (e.g. Georgia) they were another."
At the same time, he continued raising money from his followers, promising that he was going to spend it on a fight for the election. He told them "The Left will try to STEAL this election!" in one text.
But according to a Reuters analysis, "A donor would have to give more than $8,000 before any money goes to the 'recount account' established to finance election challenges, including recounts and lawsuits over alleged improprieties, the fundraising disclosures show."
See his full comments in the tweets below:
2. "Rosen presented some of these arguments to the president, including arguments related to standing and original… https://t.co/A4pttakiNM— Ryan Goodman (@Ryan Goodman) 1628624711.0