The ‘Soft Coup’ Builds: Electors’ Demand “Russian Interference” Briefing Before Vote



Zero Hedge:Twenty-nine electors now are pressuring Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to disclose more information about the CIA’s conclusion that Russian interference helped sway the election in President-elect Donald Trump’s favor.

On Monday, 10 electors — spearheaded by Christine Pelosi, the daughter of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) — wrote an open letter to Clapper, demanding more information ahead of next week’s vote.”

Opinion: Progressive Republicans like Paul Ryan, John McCain and Lindsey Graham (formerly known as the neverTrump crowd), are joining in the feigned outrage that the Russians meddled in the election of Donald Trump.

Establishment politicians do not like outsiders barging in on their fiefdom. Why, Mr. Trump actually has the audacity to pick Cabinet members who actually might be good for America, leaving the Republican majority exposed for dereliction of duty.

These are the same Republicans who were elected in a landslide victory in 2014 to repeal Obamacare, stop illegal immigration, and revoke the tens of thousands of regulations that are strangling small businesses, the backbone of American jobs.

Is it any wonder that the NFIB reported yesterday morning that small business optimism has skyrocketed after the Trump victory?(here).

If 37 Republican electors can be persuaded to cast their votes for someone other than Trump by September 19, it would throw the election into the House of Representatives, and there is no way to know who the House would elect.

The usual suspects on the left, George Soros, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi are endorsing the coup, which we hope will fail as badly as Jill Stein’s recount that actually added to Trump’s victory.

Besides, Mr. Trump has an embassy to move …