A big H/T to commenter BoxTop, who linked to a fascinating 20 minute interview with retired USAF General Thomas McInerney (see below--from my perspective a riveting listen).
McInerney explains how the election was stolen--but you've heard about that. He also has a theory about what he thinks is going to happen.
McInerny's theory is that the Trump team is going to go straight to the SCOTUS to seek relief. The reason is simple enough: Because the fraud that took place took place on such an enormous scale--essentially nationwide--that it's impossible to challenge the theft and aggregate the evidence state by state. Yet, what happened is so egregious and so unprecedented that there must be action taken. Only the SCOTUS can adequately address this threat to our constitutional order in a timely manner.
Off the top of my head, I think there's merit in this theory. McInerney argues that the judiciary has been corrupted and politicized, repeatedly citing Sullivan's treatment of Michael Flynn and Sidney Powell. The SCOTUS alone must act.
To that line of reasoning I would add the following.
The evidence of a politicized anti-Trump judiciary is readily apparent to the SCOTUS. While the SCOTUS may not openly acknowledge this fact, they will recognize the truth of such an argument.
The fraudulent attacks against Trump--the Russia Hoax, the Mueller Witchhunt, the Fake Impeachment--are now well documented. There are official DoJ and Legislative reports that document these anti-Trump frauds. This evidence can therefore be argued to the SCOTUS.
The nationwide evidence massive "voter" fraud--fraudulent use of absentee ballots, the evidence of impossible turnouts, etc.--provides a snapshot of a coordinated voter fraud effort. These are samples that can be supported by statistical studies.
The origin and nature of the software and hardware that was used across most of the country--it's origin in foreign election manipulation by our Deep State, it's use for that purpose in countries like Venezuela, it's deliberately insecure design, its inclusion of 'features' whose only purpose can be vote manipulation--can also be supported by statistical and data analysis that will argue for a full examination.
The fact that half the country will not accept this national election as fair and legitimate is also a strong argument for unprecedented judicially mandated relief. The national fabric is at risk.
Finally, while the electoral college deadline is less than a month away, Trump's presidential term stretches to January 20. In the event that the SCOTUS should decline to act, the Trump team can continue to dig and publicize the results of their investigation. Would the SCOTUS really dare to decline to act, realizing that the fraud could be exposed to the nation anyway? Their institutional credibility would be on the line. This would be doubly perilous if the Trump does indeed have access to the raw election data from Germany.
McInerney speculates that the SCOTUS may have already been briefed in on these issues. Strangers things have happened. Consider too: Mitch McConnell--not necessarily a Trump fan--has strongly supported Trump's challenge. The fact that McConnell met with AG Bill Barr and THEN met with CIA Director Gina Haspel (there are rumors that those servers in Germany were, in fact, controlled by the CIA) is, in the total context, highly suggestive.
McInerney also speculates--no, he does more; he ASSERTS--that we will learn that high level GOP actors were privy to this conspiracy. He says, yes, we know about the despicable "Lincoln Project" and we can presume high level Dem involvement, but he insists that there will be additional GOPers at a very high level who will be implicated. And he also believes that NSA may have the evidence.
I was earlier skeptical of NSA involvement, but the fact of Biden involvement with Ukraine, Russia, and China and with known foreign intel operatives provides the necessary foreign intel nexus. Again, if or when the SCOTUS is briefed in on this angle, can they decline to act? President Trump, says McInerney, "won in a landslide. And he has the [election] data, and he's going to show it to you."
Before we get to the interview, I'm going to insert my transcription of the last few minutes, which I found quite compelling. It's speculative in parts, and McInerney speaks in a bit of a rambling style, but you'll get the gist. You'll also see why NSA may possess devastating evidence, as well as why Durham may be holding back. First McInerney predicts a concerted effort to try to pressure Trump into conceding, including renewed riots--suggesting that the SecDef was replaced because he didn't understand the Insurrection Act. Then:
We cannot let mob rule and people who have perverted the electoral system through technology win. This will be the last free vote in the United States if this is not cleared up and see why Biden won in such a landslide--and the down (?) votes don't reflect that. So, let's put this together, but the President's got to do something, and I believe he's gonna do it through the Supreme Court because it was so widespread.
Q: What do you think of CIA Director Gina Haspel--stay or go?
Oh, she's gotta go.
Well, because that facility that was raided in Germany was a CIA facility that was moving the data from Scorecard--not from Scorecard--but from Dominion voting booths. That's why they [DoJ?] went in there. I think my conversation--I think, I'm guessing on this--on Steve Bannon on the Monday before, it was around 2 o'clock in the day--alerted to them [the Trump team] that they had to get overseas with the servers, which they [Dominion] had there as a backup. And they turned up, they [the servers] were CIA.
I was trying to think of this. And based on what Sidney said yesterday--that she [Haspel] had to go--the fact is I think they [CIA in Germany] probably called her [Haspel, on election night] and said, 'Look, we're gonna hafta use our backup.' [When they realized the election wouldn't go to Biden without emergency measures.] See, they didn't have a backup in 2016--that's why they lost, that's all I can tell you. Where they were doing all this manipulation. The fact is, I think they diverted it overseas, which then gets into the use of that Executive Order that the President put out in September, 2018. So he has the law on his side.
That's just my guess, but that's why Gina's got to go. Whether she was aware of it or not.
Q: She's got to go.
Yes. And by the way, I was the Air Attache in London. She was the Station Chief, not when I was there, a guy by the name of Cord Meyer was, but the fact is, is on the Russian Hoax the Brits--their GCHQ, GCHQ is the Government Communications Head Quarters, is like our NSA--they participated in laying in the data against President Trump, candidate Trump, about the Russian Hoax and all that. So it would come into CIA, Brennan would move it over to the FBI. That's how they politicized the Intelligence Community.
I believe that all this is gonna be put together, from start to finish, and that will be added evidence, cuz it's the same people doing it. [The evidence from start to finish will be presented to the SCOTUS]
I can't claim to be a seer, but the theory seems to be to have merit--I would even call it compelling. Desperate constitutional times call for extraordinary measures. Now, here is the interview:
UPDATE: Via TGP, Sidney Powell's explanation of the server situation. What she's saying is that she knows that "the government" attempted to seize the servers, but that she's not sure what the result of those efforts was. My take is this. Brian Trascher told us the facts--"the government" got those servers. Powell is playing it more cautiously and saying she's not sure, but if she really thought the bad guys had those servers and had sunk them to the bottom of the Rhine or the Mediterranean she should be running around like her hair was on fire. Instead she seems calm. I think those servers were recovered by the good guys:
Lou Dobbs: There has been great controversy as you know about the reports on a raid on a company SCYTL in Germany which held election data presumably… Can you tell what actually did happen there and what you do know?
Sidney Powell: Well I know that is one of the server centers. There is also one in Barcelona. So it is related to the entire Smartmatic-Dominion operation. We do not know whether the good guys got the servers or whether the bad guys got them. Being on the outside of the government we simply don’t know. I’m hoping it’s the good guys and if they have that then there should be scads of evidence of frankly an international criminal conspiracy of the worst sort.
Lou Dobbs: And the presumption then is that they had the records on those servers of all of the votes that were processed by Dominion or Smartmatic.
Sidney Powell: Yes, the way it works is either the votes can be changed on the ground as they come in. People can watch the votes stream in live. For example there was a Dominion employee, high up, at the Detroit Center on the night of the election. He could have watched the votes come in live and manipulated them in that process. It could have run an automatic algorithm against all the votes which we believe is what happened originally and then the machines had to stop and the count had to stop in multiple places because President Trump’s lead was so great at that point that they had to stop the vote counting and come in and backfill the votes they needed to change the results.
That last paragraph is a bit convoluted, but it sounds very much like McInerney. What I understand is this. Originally on election day Dominion was running an algorithm against the votes coming in, assigning them proportionally or skimming off votes from heavily Trump counties and giving them to Biden--while the Dems in the big cities were also engaging in massive fraud of a more traditional type. But then, later in the evening they realized that Trump's lead was so great that they had to junk the original algorithm and "backfill the votes they needed" to give the result to Biden.