Ric Grenell, former Director of National Intelligence, says President Donald Trump is in a "really good position" to challenge the Wednesday congressional joint session in Washington, D.C.
Ric Grenell, the former Director of National Intelligence, is optimistic about Donald Trump's chances during the Jan. 6 joint session of Congress in which the Electoral College votes will be verified.
“The Democrats have moved from there’s not any fraud, to there’s not widespread [fraud], and now their new mantra is there is ‘not enough fraud to overturn’ the election,” Grenell told Newsmax. "Everybody knows this election was full of fraud.”
Grenell highlighted his personal work in Nevada and that it was found that "42,000 people voted twice, more than the margin [of loss]."
"Every single time we tried to bring this forward to the courts, you know, they've just been largely dismissive," Grenell told Newsmax host Tom Basile. "So I think that the rule of law and the process is that, on Wednesday, we get to showcase this to the politicians and see where the chips fall."
The former intelligence director praised Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), who is leading a coalition of Republican senators who will oppose the Electoral College vote unless a 10-day "emergency audit" is held.
"He is trying every possible legal effort to highlight this fraud, so we just have to have people that are willing to listen," said Grenell regarding Sen. Cruz.
"On the politics side, I think it's pretty clear if you're listening to the people, it's an overwhelming loud cry to do something," he added.
For the attempt to succeed, both the Democrat-controlled House and the Republican-controlled Senate will be required to agree to dismiss the electoral votes. If neither candidate receives the 270 votes needed for victory, a 'contingent election' could be forced under the 12th Amendment.
With a contingent election, state delegates in the House—one from each state—vote for president, with Republicans having a majority in the House when counted by the number of states.
“I think the possibility is that [Pence] has the actual ability to select the president himself by virtue of disregarding the illegal electors," said Powell.
Michigan's Matthew Sealy explains how objections in Congress on Jan. 6 can lead to a Trump victory: