Top Democrats and former Republicans met at a Washington, D.C. think tank in early June 2023 to discuss election interference strategies to block former President Donald J. Trump’s return to the White House, according to a report in the Washington Post.
The meeting is said to have included recent Biden White House chief of staff Ron Klain, Democratic National Committee senior advisor Cedric L. Richmond, as well as Stephanie Cutter, a former campaign adviser to Barack Obama who has also worked with Biden.
“They were joined by former senators Doug Jones (D-Ala.), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), along with representatives of the anti-Trump Lincoln Project, former Weekly Standard publisher Bill Kristol and Lucy Caldwell, a former Republican consultant who now advises the independent Forward Party, according to people present at the event, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the event was private,” reports the Post.
In total, there were around 40 people in the room, with others – such as Obama 2012 campaign manager Jim Messina, former Howard Dean 2004 campaign manager Joe Trippi, Democratic strategist Antjuan Seawright, Investing in U.S. co-founder Dmitri Mehlhorn and Lincoln Project co-founder Reed Galen – connecting in by Zoom.
The meeting even included Hilltop Public Solutions partner Patrick Dillon, the former Obama White House deputy political director who is married to current Biden White House deputy chief of staff Jen O’Malley Dillon.
In 2019/20, a similar group named the “Transition Integrity Project” was convened, featuring stars from Soros world, as well as John Podesta, and even China-linked individuals. The group “war-gamed” a scenario in which Trump declared victory, but Biden’s vote totals continued to climb overnight. Podesta, playing Biden in the war game, then convinced states to offer up competing electors.