Trump Is Ill-Served by Advisers Pushing Him to Concede, Former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne Says

Trump Is Ill-Served by Advisers Pushing Him to Concede, Former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne Says. By Ivan Pentchoukov.

President Donald Trump’s advisers “want him to lose” the election “and are lying to him,” according to Patrick Byrne, the former CEO who says he was part of a lengthy White House meeting on Dec. 18.

Byrne specifically pointed to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, General Counsel Pat Cipollone, and a pair of attorneys who he referred to by their first names, Eric and Derek. The White House didn’t respond to a request for comment by press time.

“I can promise you: President Trump is being terribly served by his advisers,” Byrne said, “They want him to lose and are lying to him. He is [surrounded] by mendacious mediocrities.” …

Byrne’s messages appeared to be a reaction to media reports that the president discussed declaring martial law during the meeting on Dec. 18. Byrne said the claims were “100% false.” Attorney Sidney Powell, who was also present at the meeting, likewise disputed the claims. …

Byrne wrote: “It is 100% winnable. No martial law required. Sydney and [Lt. Gen. Michael] Flynn presented a course that I estimate has 50% – 75% chance of victory. His staff just try to convince him to do nothing but accept it. As a CEO, my heart broke to see what he is going through. He is betrayed from within.” …

“Meadows and legal staff led by GC Cippolone reflexively shoot down every sober discussion or idea presented. Their frame of mind is automatic: ‘We better not try that, it may not work, it would hurt your reputation in the press,’” Byrne wrote. “No kidding, they say stuff like that.

“They are bending over backwards to come up with reasons to tell him he can’t do anything. He needs to fire them all or he loses.

“He truly [believes] he won and he truly did win. I did not vote for him, but I don’t want to see our country hijacked in a psyop.”

Meanwhile, since we are mentioning Patrick Byrne, Scott of the Pacific found this interview by Byrne in 2019. He told essentially the same story — though in less detail — as in our recent post entitled “Hillary’s $18m bribe, and I’ve known they were going to hijack this election since October 2018“:

hat-tip Chris