MI lawmakers say no info to alter election result

Surrounded by protesters holding up letters spelling out the word "shame", a group of leaders from Michigan's Republican-controlled state legislature arrived at D.C.'s Reagan National airport on Friday on their way to meet with President Donald Trump in his long-shot bid to overturn the results of the election.

According to three people familiar with the plan, the Trump team is resting its hopes on getting Republican-controlled legislatures in battleground states won by President-elect Joe Biden to set aside the results and declare Trump the winner.

Biden campaign legal advisor Bob Bauer said he sees no legal basis for overturning the Michigan results.

"Of course, it's an abuse of office. It's an open attempt to intimidate election officials. It's absolutely appalling. Actually, in the context of all these loses and the record of failure that I just described, it's also pathetic."

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany downplayed Friday's invitation as a routine visit to the executive mansion.

"This is not an advocacy meeting, there will be no one from the campaign there. He routinely meets with lawmakers from all across the country."

Trump, at prescription drug pricing briefing Friday, took no questions from the press, but once again continued to falsely claim that he won the election.

"Big pharma ran millions of dollars of negative advertisements against me during the campaign. Which I won by the way, but, you know, we'll find that out."

But later on Friday, after Shirkey and Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield had their meeting with Trump, the two Republican lawmakers said in a joint statement: "We have not yet been made aware of any information that would change the outcome of the election in Michigan and as legislative leaders, we will follow the law and follow the normal process regarding Michigan's electors."

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- Will you honor the will of [INAUDIBLE]?

- Surrounded by protesters holding up letters spelling out the word "shame"--

- Shame on you!

- --leaders from Michigan's Republican-controlled state legislature arrived at DC's Reagan National Airport on Friday on their way to meet with President Donald Trump in his long-shot bid to overturn the results of the election.

According to three people familiar with the plan, the Trump team is resting its hopes on getting Republican-controlled legislatures in battleground states won by President-elect Joe Biden to set aside the results and declare Trump the winner.

Biden campaign legal advisor Bob Bauer said he sees no legal basis for overturning the Michigan results.

BOB BAUER: And of course, it's an abuse of office. It's an open attempt to intimidate election officials. It's absolutely appalling. Actually, in the context of all these losses and the record of failure that I just described, it's also pathetic.

- White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany downplayed Friday's invitation as a routine visit to the executive mansion.

KAYLEIGH MCENANY: This is not an advocacy meeting, there will be no one from the campaign there. He routinely meets with lawmakers from all across the country.

- Trump, at a prescription drug pricing briefing Friday, took no questions from the press, but once again continued to falsely claim that he won the election.

DONALD TRUMP: Big pharma ran millions of negative advertisements against me during the campaign. Which I won by the way, but you know, we'll find that out.

- But later on Friday, after Shirkey and Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield had their meeting with Trump, the two Republican lawmakers said in a joint statement, quote, "We have not yet been made aware of any information that would change the outcome of the election in Michigan. And as legislative leaders, we will follow the law and follow the normal process regarding Michigan's electors."