Newsweek magazine said that military leaders in the US military are on high alert, fearing what President Donald Trump might do in the remaining days in office, which he is supposed to leave on January 20.
The magazine quoted an officer, who requested anonymity, that the military commanders responsible for the Washington area are developing contingency plans, in anticipation of a call in the army during the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.
Military leaders confirmed to Newsweek that the planning was taking place without the knowledge of the White House and Trump’s allies in the Pentagon, fearing that those plans would be halted.
The leaders said they feared that Trump would take an unpredictable act, such as that armed men and militias loyal to him would take to the streets in Washington, to create chaos and prevent the inauguration of Biden, and then impose martial law and request the intervention of the army.
A few days ago, the British newspaper The Independent said that there was evidence that Trump had discussed the option of using the army to reformulate the results of the last presidential election in which Biden defeated him.
According to the information reported by the newspaper on this subject, some senior officials have expressed to Trump their opposition to this plan, which is part of his search for alternative options to circumvent his loss.
And it appears – according to The Independent – that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who was recently pardoned by Trump, indicated to the president imposing martial law and using the army to re-vote.