Trump continues to attempt to overturn election

The president considered appointing conspiracy theorist Sidney Powell as special counsel before aides talked him out of it.
2:03 | 12/21/20

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And with the pandemic and relief talks raging on, president trump is focused squarely on overturning the election. ABC news has learned details of a meeting Friday night with a noted conspiracy theorist and Michael Flynn. The meeting apparently turned into a shouting match. Here's faith abubey. Reporter: Tonight, president trump relentless, continuing to ddle false claims about the 2020 election he lost by more than 7 million votes. We have uncov voter fraud, the greatest voter fraud in history. Reporter: ABC news now learning of a heated oval office meeting Friday. In attendance, lawyer Sidney Powell, the conspiracy theorist trump recently fired from his legal team. Sources telling ABC news, trump contemplated trying to get Powell high-level security clearances, and naming her as special counsel to investigate the 2020 election. A move the president has no power to make. Retired military general Michael Flynn, who trump recently pardoned, suggesting the president take the unprecedented steps of declaring martial law and ordering the military to re-run elections in critical states he lost. Flynn first floated the idea last week on the conservative media outlet Newsmax. He could take military capabilities and he could place them in those states and basically re-run an election in each of those states. Reporter: The meeting reportedly devolving into a screaming match, with Powell calling trump aides quitters. She did not respond to ABC news requests for comment. White house counsel pat Cipollone, chief of staff mark meadows, and Rudy Giuliani, who was on the phone, convincing the president against both the special counsel idea and declaring martial law. Using the military to influence an election being met with swift backlash. Look, this is appalli there's no other way to describe it. It's unbelievable. Reporter: Today, president trump pushing back on the idea of martial law. Writing on Twitter, martial law equals fake news. Faith, thank you. Moving on to the massive

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