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Former Pence aide says there were private meetings about the possibility of Trump refusing to accept election results

  • Oliva Troye, a former aide to Vice President Mike Pence, said Friday a group of staffers had previously discussed what would happen if President Donald Trump refused to accept the election results in November.
  • Troye, in an interview with CNN, said it’s not surprising that Trump would reject a peaceful transfer of power in November.
  • “What if his plan is four more years of Donald Trump should he win, and will he leave after that?” Troye said on CNN.
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A former White House aide said it’s not surprising that President Donald Trump would reject a peaceful transfer of power in November, adding that she and other staffers have in the past brought up the possibility behind closed doors.

“It’s frightening to me because, to be honest, during my tenure at the White House, I’ve had conversations behind closed doors with White House staffers and other government officials, including people in the intelligence community, where we’ve actually discussed what if, what if he loses and refuses to leave,” said Olivia Troye, a former aide to Vice President Mike Pence who served on the coronavirus task force.

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