Donald Trump made several attempts to overturn the 2020 election results in his favour, nine of which have been outlined in a recent Senate panel report, detailing how he attempted to pressure Department of Justice (DOJ) official to do the dirty work for him. This article written by Kevin Johnson is published by USA Today. Here is an excerpt:
On the very day that Attorney General William Barr left office in late December, then-President Donald Trump and top White House aides began a “relentless” pressure campaign aimed at interim Justice Department leaders, including acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, to overturn the results of the 2020 election, according to a new Senate committee report.
The effort included “near-daily outreach” to the department, such as nine calls and meetings with Rosen and acting Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue, a Senate Judiciary Committee investigation found. The White House push continued right up to the assault on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, when a mob of Trump supporters sought to block Congress’ certification of President Joe Biden’s election.
According to the committee, then-acting Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Clark repeatedly sought to “induce Rosen into helping Trump’s election subversion scheme” by telling Rosen that he would decline Trump’s offer that he take Rosen’s place if Rosen agreed to join.
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