In a heated commentary in which he angrily pounds his fist on his desk, former MSNBC news anchor Keith Olbermann claims that allowing President-elect Donald Trump to be sworn into office could mean the end to future elections in America.
“Permitting Donald Trump to assume the office of president reduces the chance that we will have any future elections,” exclaimed Olbermann in a video commentary called “The Resistance” on GQ’s YouTube channel.
“The nation and all of our freedoms hang by a thread, and the military apparatus of this country is about to be handed over to scum! Who are beholden to scum?! Russian scum! As things are today, January 20th will not be an inauguration, but rather the end of the United States as an independent country. It will not be a peaceful change of power. It will be a usurpation, and the usurper has no validity, no credibility, and no authority under the Constitution.”
“This is a reality that will become the only reality until this country rids itself of Donald John Trump. He is not a president. He is a puppet put in power by Vladimir Putin, and those who ignore these elemental, existential facts – Democrats or Republicans – are traitors to this country and will immediately and forever after be held accountable. Resist.”
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Olbermann opened his passionate plea by stating:
“We are at war with Russia. Or perhaps more correctly, we have lost a war with Russia without a battle. We are no longer a sovereign nation, we are no longer a democracy, we are no longer a free people, we are the victims of a bloodless coup – so far a bloodless coup – engineered by Russia with, at best, the traitorous indifference of the Republican Party and Donald John Trump, a man who, to borrow a phrase from another December long ago, will live in infamy.”
Olbermann called on President Obama, whom he said “at this rate will be the last freely elected president of the United States,” to immediately declassify and release “all relevant materials held by the FBI, the CIA, DHS, and the other intelligence and security services and in the White House and anywhere else in government.”
He added: “The attorney general must immediately appoint a special prosecutor to investigate what Donald Trump knew and when he knew it, and what, if any, collusive links exist now or existed earlier between the Russian Federation and the Republican National Committee.”
“There are no arguments of security or face-saving or intelligence secrecy or national interest that carry any weight now. How much worse can it get by telling America the unvarnished, unprocessed, unredacted truth about this coup. We are already on the precipice of losing the freedom and independence of the nation.”
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