The House Oversight and Reform Committee released documents alleging former President Donald Trump urged the Department of Justice to back his claims of election fraud.
According to the notes, Trump told Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, “just say that the election was corrupt + leave the rest to me and the R. Congressmen” after Mr. Rosen told the President that the DOJ can not snap its fingers to change the outcome of the election. Later, Trump suggested American citizens are upset that the DOJ is not responding to legitimate complaints and reports of crimes regarding the 2020 Presidential Election.
“We have an obligation to tell people that this was an illegal, corrupt election,” Trump allegedly told Mr. Rosen. He went on to tell Mr. Rosen, “People want me to replace DOJ leadership.”
According to the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Trump was threatening top DOJ officials with their jobs if they did not back his election claims. Mr. Rosen’s deputy AG, Richard Donoghue allegedly recorded the notes during a phone call between Mr. Rosen and Trump
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