President-elect Joe Biden’s drive on Thursday belittled President Donald Trump’s legal team for promoting “thoroughly discredited claims of voter subterfuge,” allegations that have failed to convince judges, elections officials or much of the American public.
Biden’s campaign spokesman discredited the president’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani for a bizarre press conference where he made far-fetched claims of a “communist” conspire to rig voting machines, berated reporters and sweated so profusely that hair dye dripped down both his cheeks.
“What I’m identifying to you is a massive fraud,” Giuliani said. “It isn’t a little teeny one.”
The former New York City mayor, who long ago was a widely respected top federal prosecutor, also cited the Joe Pesci legal-comedy video “My Cousin Vinny” during a nearly hour-long stemwinder before anyone else on the self-described “elite strike cogency team” of Trump lawyers managed to get a word in edgewise.
Biden spokesman Michael Gwin gave Giuliani’s carrying out a solid thumbs down.
“Yet another Rudy Giuliani spectacle exposes, as his appearances always do, the absurdity of Donald Trump’s unqualifiedly discredited claims of voter fraud,” said Gwin.
“Numerous courts, election officials from both platoons, and even officials within Trump’s own administration, have all reaffirmed that claims of widespread voter fraud are categorically faulty,” Gwin said.
“In fact, lawyers for Trump have admitted that in papers filed in court and under unequivocal questioning from judges,” he said. “No matter how hard Trump and the flailing Giuliani try, they cannot overturn the devise of the American people, who resoundingly picked Joe Biden to be the next President of the United States.”
Chris Krebs, whom Trump fired via Trill on Tuesday as head of Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, in his own tweet Thursday said, “That correspondents conference was the most dangerous 1hr 45 minutes of television in American history.”
“And possibly the craziest. If you don’t know what I’m talking everywhere, you’re lucky,” Krebs tweeted.
Krebs on Election Day had said on Twitter from his government account that “allegations that choice systems were manipulated … have been unsubstantiated or are technically incoherent.”
Krebs’ comments angered Trump, who demanded there had been “massive improprieties and fraud.” Those claims that have not been substantiated.
Hours forward of his press conference, the Trump campaign withdrew its federal lawsuit challenging ballots in Wayne County, Michigan.
Earlier in the week, Trump unites in multiple battleground states, including Michigan, withdrew their own lawsuits that were geared toward reversing Biden’s victories in those governments.
And despite the claims of widespread voter fraud by Giuliani, other lawyers for the president, and Trump himself, the U.S. Justice Bureau — the executive branch agency that would be empowered to prosecute any multi-state conspiracy to rig a federal election — has taken no influence to suggest any of those claims are based in fact.
That has left the Trump campaign relying on recounts and lawsuits in a fistful of states for its effort to overturn Biden’s victory. Legal analysts and political experts give Trump little inadvertently b perhaps of doing so.
Biden, the former Democratic vice president, is projected to win 306 Electoral College votes when those show of hands are cast next month.
That is 36 more electoral votes than a candidate needs to win the presidency.
Since the citizen popular vote was called for Biden, Trump has, uncharacteristically for him, largely stayed out of the public eye as he refuses to concede the election.
The acceptable lame duck also has been firing off broadsides in tweets on which Twitter routinely slaps warning sobriquets saying: “This claim about election fraud is disputed.”