The War After The Election summarizes the findings of the Transition Integrity Project, a group that included former Congressmen, United States Senators, previous cabinet members, White House Chiefs of Staffs, Secretaries of Defense and Homeland Security and state governors whose “war games” in June of 2020 predicted almost exactly what happened leading up to the Capitol attack. I have updated The War After the Election [https://medium.com/illumination-curated/the-war-after-the-election-545de96aa4ca?source=friends_link&sk=627c55d616d9296af3e398f1686493a4] to present suggestions regarding what should (and might actually) have been done between election night and Inauguration Day to prevent Trump from declaring martial law to stay in power; and now with a suggestion that the Democrats consider postponing the impeachment trial to investigate exactly what’s in your excerpt regarding national security matters in order to make it effective, and how if that fails the Democrats and the few Republicans they can peel away should switch gears and do a censure of Trump with some real teeth in it: they should attach very targeted legislation to a censure that would severely curb presidential power; as well as leave section 3 of the 14th Amendment to prevent him from running for office again as an open option if Trump starts to stir up trouble. As Trump gets bogged down with his legal and financial problems over the next months, he may no longer continue to look as attractive or powerful to his base or to the craven politicians who cling to it. Impeachment may not be necessary, as this strategy would solve the problem.

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