Bomb paperwork reveal that Trump illegally tried to make use of the DOJ to overturn the election
Trump put undue pressure on DOJ officials to file a lawsuit with the Supreme Court annulling the election and calling special elections in six states.
The House Oversight Committee received the documents, stating, “Documents received by the committee in response to this letter show that President Trump, his chief of staff and external allies continued to put pressure on senior DOJ officials in December 2020 and early January 2021 exercised questioning the results of the presidential election and making unfounded allegations of voter fraud with the obvious aim of keeping President Trump in power despite losing the 2020 elections. “
Here’s some of what Trump did:
On December 29, 2020, President Trump’s White House Assistant emailed Mr. Rosen, Mr. Donoghue, and Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Wall, attaching a draft legal document for filing with the Supreme Court. She wrote, “The President asked me to send the attached draft document for review,” and provided a phone number so that they could contact the President directly.
The 54-page draft complaint requested that the Supreme Court in six states that President Trump lost “find that electoral college votes cannot be counted,” and requested that the courts in those states hold a “special election “Arranges for the president.
Trump really thought he could get the Supreme Court to cancel the election and hold a new election in the six swing states he lost. Trump didn’t want any new elections. He only wanted new elections in places like Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
This is the level of corruption and crime that Trump brought to the DOJ. It’s what AG Merrick Garland needs to clean up.
Trump’s DOJ officials are already staring at multiple inquiries into their surveillance of the Democrats, and it got a lot worse for Trump and the members of his administration who tried to overturn the election.
Mr. Easley is the executive editor of the White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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