Michigan House leader says Trump DIDN'T ask seven Republican legislators to 'break law' or 'interfere' in election results during White House meeting that ended with them drinking champagne at the Trump hotel

 President Donald Trump did not ask Michigan Republican lawmakers to 'break the law' or 'interfere' with the election during a meeting at the White House, a legislative leader said Sunday, a day before canvassers plan to meet about whether to certify Joe Biden's 154,000-vote victory in the battleground state.

Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield was among seven Republican legislators who met with Trump for about an hour on Friday, amid his longshot efforts to block Biden's win. Afterward part of the group was spotted by a reporter sipping Dom Perignon at Trump's D.C. hotel property. 

'There was this outrage that the president was going to ask us to break the law, he was going to ask us to interfere, and that just simply didn't happen,' he told Fox News of the highly unusual meeting. 

House Speaker Lee Chatfield and Rep. Jim Lilly were photographed on Friday night indulging in a bottle of Dom Perignon at the hotel's Benjamin Bar & Lounge

House Speaker Lee Chatfield and Rep. Jim Lilly were photographed on Friday night indulging in a bottle of Dom Perignon at the hotel's Benjamin Bar & Lounge

The group reportedly stayed at the hotel drinking until midnight

The group reportedly stayed at the hotel drinking until midnight

The celebratory drinks came hours after Chatfield and Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey had met with Trump as part of the president's extraordinary move to try to overturn Joe Biden's popular vote win in Michigan

The celebratory drinks came hours after Chatfield and Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey had met with Trump as part of the president's extraordinary move to try to overturn Joe Biden's popular vote win in Michigan

The photos, tweeted by journalist Lauren Windsor on Saturday, showed Chatfield and Lilly sitting at a table as they chatted with three other men over a bo0ttle of Dom Perignon

The photos, tweeted by journalist Lauren Windsor on Saturday, showed Chatfield and Lilly sitting at a table as they chatted with three other men over a bo0ttle of Dom Perignon

Chatfield tweeted prior to the meeting that he was 'proud to meet' with President Trump

Chatfield tweeted prior to the meeting that he was 'proud to meet' with President Trump 

He did not elaborate on what was discussed, except to say the delegation asked for additional federal aid to help Michigan's coronavirus response.

Michigan's elections agency has recommended that the Nov. 3 results - including Biden's 2.8-percentage point victory - be certified by the Board of State Canvassers, which has two Democrats and two Republicans. 

The Republican National Committee and the state Republican Party want the board to adjourn for 14 days to investigate alleged irregularities in Wayne County, the state's largest and home to Detroit.

If the board does not confirm the results and the Michigan Supreme Court does not subsequently order it to do so, Chatfield said 'now we have a constitutional crisis.' 

He and other Republicans, however, have indicated that they would not undermine the voters' will.

'Michigan election law clearly requires that the state´s electors must be those nominated by the party that received the most votes - not the Legislature,' says a stock email House Republicans are sending in response to people who contact their offices.

There is no evidence of widespread fraud in the 2020 election. 

Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives Lee Chatfield speaks during a campaign rally on October 17, 2020 in Muskegon, Michigan. He met with President Trump days before Michigan's certification deadline

Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives Lee Chatfield speaks during a Trump campaign rally on October 17

Earlier on Friday Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (pictured) and Chatfield issued a statement saying they had not seen 'information that would change the outcome of the election in Michigan' and would 'follow the law'

Earlier on Friday Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (pictured) and Chatfield issued a statement saying they had not seen 'information that would change the outcome of the election in Michigan' and would 'follow the law'

In fact, election officials from both political parties have stated publicly that the election went well and international observers confirmed that there were no serious irregularities.

The issues Trump's campaign and its allies have pointed to are typical in every election.

Republican U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, Michigan's current longest-serving member of Congress, told CNN on Sunday that 'the voters spoke' and the state had no razor-thin presidential race.

'No one has come up with any evidence of fraud or abuse' he said. He called the request to delay the certification 'out of bounds.'

Michigan House leader says Trump DIDN'T ask seven Republican legislators to 'break law' or 'interfere' in election results during White House meeting that ended with them drinking champagne at the Trump hotel Michigan House leader says Trump DIDN'T ask seven Republican legislators to 'break law' or 'interfere' in election results during White House meeting that ended with them drinking champagne at the Trump hotel Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 04:11 Rating: 5

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