Rep. Pete Sessions Probes 2020 ‘Transition Integrity Project’ Over Partisan Activity Using Taxpayer Dollars

Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas), a  member of the House Oversight Committee, is looking into the Transition Integrity Project (TIP), an enterprise that was set up to prevent former President Donald Trump from taking power whether or not he won the 2020 election.

The effort involved over 100 political operatives in and out of government and was run out of the Georgetown University Law Center.

TIP was organized in late 2019 by Rosa Brooks, a Georgetown University law professor and Obama Pentagon official, and Nils Gilman, a historian at the Berggruen Institute, “out of concern that the Trump administration may seek to manipulate” the 2020 presidential election.

Sessions sent a letter to Brooks Thursday requesting relevant information about TIP “to gain a comprehensive understanding of the Project’s activity in 2020 and any ongoing efforts prior to the 2024 election.” The congressman is hoping that his inquiry will lead to a full fledged committee investigation, his office told American greatness, Friday.

The powerful TIP cabal convened in the summer of 2020 to conduct simulations of the upcoming election, including the potential reactions of Donald Trump and Joe Biden to various outcomes.

According to former State Department official Mike Benz, TIP included “a group of 60 to 70 apex predators of the National Security state and the foreign policy establishment” and was “probably the clearest thing we’ve ever seen in this country to a domestic color revolution planning crew.”

“This really gets into the heart of darkness of the deep power structures within the U.S. government and what Trump was really up against all along,” he told Human Event’s Jack Posobiec on “Real America’s Voice” Thursday.

Benz, founder of the Foundation For Freedom Online, said TIP put out a blueprint document in June 2020 “on how to stop Trump from being inaugurated even if he won the 2020 election.”

“At the time they were terrified that Donald Trump was going to beat Joe Biden,” he explained. “They had just cooked up this mail-in ballot scheme, but they weren’t totally sure it was going to work.”

So they put out a 17 page document with four different scenarios of what to do in an election crisis and scenario 3 was a clear Trump win.

What if Trump wins the electoral college? What can we do in control of the Army? What can we do in control of state governorships? What can we do in terms of all these little turn-key anarcho-tyranny groups like Black Lives Matter and antifa in order to bring this country to a halt—to destabilize it as if this was Yugoslavia and induce basically a crisis where Trump can’t operate the government and is forced out of office in the same way we ran Slobodan Milosevic out [of Yugoslavia] and and Viktor Yanukovych out of Ukraine.

In his letter, Sessions voiced concern that the Georgetown University Law Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that “receives hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding every year,” hosted the partisan group’s anti-Trump activities in 2020.

“It would be highly inappropriate for a university that relies on federal funding to conduct partisan political activity intended to undermine a lawfully conducted election,” the Texas Republican wrote.

Sessions’ office said in a press release Friday that the congressman is seeking “to examine any inappropriate university engagement with partisan political activity.”

Sessions asserted in his letter to Brooks that TIP as an “intensely partisan exercise” that was “intended to sow dissension and subversion regarding the American election system and the institution of the president of the United States.”

The congressman said Brooks made the intentions of the group clear in her Washington Post oped in September 2020, titled “What’s the worst that could happen? The election will likely spark violence—and a constitutional crisis.”

In the eerily predictive article, Brooks divulged that her team had “built a series of war games, sought out some of the most accomplished Republicans, Democrats, civil servants, media experts, pollsters and strategists around, and asked them to imagine what they’d do in a range of election and transition scenarios.”

In one simulation, Trump refuses to concede after most networks have declared Biden the winner, “alleging on Twitter that ‘MILLIONS of illegal ALIENS and DEAD PEOPLE’ have voted in large numbers and that the uncounted ballots are all ‘FAKE VOTES!!!'”

Social media fills with posts from Trump supporters alleging that the election has been “stolen” in a “Deep State coup,” and Trump-friendly pundits on Fox News and OAN echo the message.

Soon, Attorney General William P. Barr opens an investigation into unsubstantiated allegations of massive vote-by-mail fraud and ties between Democratic officials and antifa. In Michigan and Wisconsin, where Biden has won the official vote and Democratic governors have certified slates of pro-Biden electors, the Trump campaign persuades Republican-controlled legislatures to send rival pro-Trump slates to Congress for the electoral college vote.

In the Post article, Brooks urged journalists to “help people understand that voter fraud is extraordinarily rare, and, in particular, that there’s nothing nefarious about voting by mail.” She also recommended that social media platforms “commit to protecting the democratic process, by rapidly removing or correcting false statements spread by foreign or domestic disinformation campaigns and by ensuring that their platforms aren’t used to incite or plan violence.”

The congressman also referenced recent comments made by Mary McCord, Executive Director of the Georgetown University School of Law’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protections, regarding the cabal’s plans for the 2024 election.

“We’re already starting to put together a team to think through the most damaging types of things that he [Trump] might do so that we’re ready to bring lawsuits if we have to,” McCord told NBC News in January.

“Please define if Professor McCord and her colleague are conducting this hyper partisan activity under the auspices of ICAP—an entity which is described as a ‘non-partisan institute within Georgetown University Law Center’ on the ICAP website,” Sessions demanded.

Sessions said he was seeking “a comprehensive understanding of your 2020 war-gaming project, its work, and its conclusions.”

Specifically, he asked for the names of all the participants, transcripts, audio, video, Zoom, digital, and the locations and venues of all the group’s meetings. The congressman was particularly concerned about the involvement of retired or active military officers in their wargaming exercises.

Sessions said Friday: “This inquiry is in pursuit of transparency and accountability for activities potentially affecting the electoral process and safeguard the principles of free and fair elections in the United States. It would be highly inappropriate for our federally funded public universities to engage in partisan political activities. As a Member of Congress, it is my duty to protect the integrity of our country’s elections and uphold the trust and confidence of the American people in their electoral system.”

The congressman gave Brooks and the Georgetown University School of Law until April 24 to provide the requested information.

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About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.

Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 23: U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) arrives at a House Republican candidates forum where congressmen who are running for Speaker of the House will present their platforms in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill on October 23, 2023 in Washington, DC. Members of the GOP conference will hear from the nine candidates who hope to succeed former Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who was ousted on October 4 in a move led by a small group of conservative members of his own party. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)