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Politics Trump's Former Campaign Manager Says 'No Provision' Under Constitution Allowing Him to Be 'Reinstated'

23:10  06 june  2021
23:10  06 june  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

Donald Trump's Former Attorney Dismisses Sidney Powell Claim Former President Can Be 'Reinstated'

  Donald Trump's Former Attorney Dismisses Sidney Powell Claim Former President Can Be 'Reinstated' Jenna Ellis denied Trump could become president before Joe Biden's term is up, but maintained that he won the election.President Joe Biden's inauguration prompted many to give up the hope that something would change to put Trump in the White House for a second term. However, some, including several pastors and Powell, believe that Trump can simply take over the reins of the country from Biden.

Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump's 2016 campaign manager, dismissed speculation from some allies of the former president that he can be "reinstated" as commander in chief.

Corey Lewandowski wearing a suit and tie: Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told Fox News Sunday that he isn't aware of any provision in the Constitution that would allow Trump to be © Alex Wong/Getty Images Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told Fox News Sunday that he isn't aware of any provision in the Constitution that would allow Trump to be "reinstated" as some have claimed. In this photo, Lewandowski testifies during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill on September 17, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

The former Trump campaign official, who now serves as the chair of the Make America Great Again Action super PAC, was asked about the groundless claims that Trump can be "reinstated" during an interview with Fox News Sunday. Pro-Trump attorney Sidney Powell and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell have claimed that the former president can be reinstated, and The New York Times reported that Trump has suggested to associates this could happen in August.

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell says he 'probably' inspired Trump's wild claim that he'll be reinstated by August

  MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell says he 'probably' inspired Trump's wild claim that he'll be reinstated by August Lindell had floated the false claim that Trump could be back in the White House by August on a podcast. Trump appears to have latched on.The New York Times' Maggie Haberman reported on Tuesday that Trump "has been telling a number of people he's in contact with that he expects he will get reinstated by August.

"The president and I have never had that conversation about him being reinstated," Lewandowski told Fox News Sunday this weekend. He said he couldn't speculate about what Trump had possibly discussed with others.

"I know of no provision under the Constitution that allows that to occur, nor do I know of any provision under the Constitution that allows an individual that lost an election to come back in if a recount is dubbed inaccurate," the conservative political operative said.

Lewandowski argued that there are "election integrity matters that we need to deal with."

Last weekend during the "For God & Country Patriot Roundup" conference in Dallas, Texas, Powell again put forward groundless claims about the 2020 election and said Trump could return to the White House.

Lara Trump Denies Reports Donald Trump Expects to Be Reinstated by Summer

  Lara Trump Denies Reports Donald Trump Expects to Be Reinstated by Summer "As far as I know, there are no plans for Donald Trump to be back in the White House in August," Lara Trump told 'Fox & Friends.'"As far as I know, there are no plans for Donald Trump to be back in the White House in August," Lara Trump told Fox & Friends on Thursday morning.

"He can simply be reinstated," the attorney falsely claimed.

"And President Trump should be moved back in. I'm sure there's not going to be credit for time lost, unfortunately. Because the Constitution itself sets the date for inauguration. But he should definitely get the remainder of his term and make the best of it. That's for sure," Powell insisted.

Lindell has falsely suggested that this could happen by August, as Trump reportedly has told associates as well.

"If Trump is saying August, that is probably because he heard me say it publicly," the MyPillow CEO told The Daily Beast last week. "It is my hope that Donald Trump is reinstated, after all the proof comes out, by the end of August, but I don't know if it'll be that month, specifically."

The New York Times reported that three people familiar with Trump's remarks have confirmed that he has told several people that he'll be "reinstated" in August.

'Well-placed' CNN source says Trump doesn't appear to believe he'll be reinstated this year

  'Well-placed' CNN source says Trump doesn't appear to believe he'll be reinstated this year Former President Donald Trump doesn't appear to actually believe he could be reinstated at the White House this year, CNN journalist Jim Acosta reported on Thursday, citing a knowledgeable source. © Provided by Washington Examiner New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman lit a frenzy of speculation on Tuesday when she tweeted Trump "has been telling a number of people he’s in contact with that he expects he will get reinstated by August," echoing a dubious assertion made by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, who has been an ally to the former president in pushing claims of 2020 election fraud.

Trump and his allies—like Powell and Lindell—continue to promote baseless conspiracy theories and lies about the 2020 election. They claim falsely that the election was "rigged" or "stolen" to elect President Joe Biden, but have not provided evidence to substantiate this extraordinary allegation.

Dozens of election challenge lawsuits filed by Trump and his supporters have failed in state and federal courts. Even judges appointed by the former president or other Republicans have rejected the allegations. Meanwhile, multiple audits and recounts in key battleground states—including in states where Republicans who backed Trump oversaw the election—have reaffirmed Biden's win.

Former U.S. Attorney General William Barr, who was widely viewed as one of Trump's most loyal Cabinet members, said in December that there was "no evidence" of widespread fraud that would impact the election results. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency at the Department of Homeland Security, which was led by a Trump appointee at the time, said after the election that there was "no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised."

Trump is trying hard to recruit politicians and journalists to back the baseless theory he will be reinstated as president

  Trump is trying hard to recruit politicians and journalists to back the baseless theory he will be reinstated as president Donald Trump "quite genuinely" believes he will be reinstated as president and is trying to recruit fellow believers, according to a report.Charles C. W. Cooke, a senior reporter for the National Review, confirmed New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman's reporting that Trump has told a number of people that he believes he will re-enter the White House as president as August.

Newsweek reached out to Trump's office for comment.

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