Testimony From Trump Official Reveals Pressure To Steal Election


He went through attorneys general faster than the Queen of Hearts sliced off the heads of her playing card knights, in Alice in Wonderland. Donald Trump has started to feel the heat of multiple investigations into his actions. [In the] Senate Judiciary Committee, Jeffrey Rosen said he had to “persuade the president not to pursue a different path” as he contemplated ousting Rosen as the nation’s most powerful law enforcement officer.”

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‘[J]ustice.gov reported that Jeffrey Clark was on standby to take over if Rosen left:

‘[The New York Times reported that Clark was] part of a trove of information that congressional investigators are assembling about Trump’s frantic efforts to reverse his defeat by Democrat Joe Biden and use the Justice Department to stay in office.’

Clark’s letter, which  ABC News  obtained, said:

‘[He was] investigating various irregularities [and] identified significant concerns that may have impacted the outcome of the election. [It recommended] a state special session to take additional testimony, receive new evidence, and deliberate on the matter.’

Congress obtained and released Rosen’s deputy Richard Donoghue’s handwritten notes, according to The Washington Post. He was included in phone calls among Trump and Rosen and Richard Donoghue:

‘[He] participated in phone calls with Trump and Rosen in which the president urged them to cast doubt on the integrity of the election.’

Those notes referred to Trump telling him and Rosen:

‘just say the election was corrupt [and] leave the rest to me.’

Neither Rosen nor Donoghue signed onto Clark’s letter:

‘[It was] not even within the realm of possibility.’

Rosen testified before the Senate committee on Sunday to tell his story in a seven-hour session. He explained how he and the previous attorneys general did their best to hold Donald Trump in check. He began in his opening statement behind closed doors:

‘The president was persistent with his inquiries, and I would have strongly preferred that he had chosen a different focus in the last month of his presidency. But as to the actual issues put to the Justice Department, DOJ consistently acted with integrity, and the rule of law held fast.’

Rosen said he thought Trump’s claims about voting irregularities were “was way off base:’

‘[It was] misguided, and I disagreed with things that President Trump suggested the Justice Department do with regard to the election. So we did not do them.’

He stressed that Trump told him:

‘[He was] misinformed or wrong, or that we would not take various actions to discredit the election’s validity, he acquiesced to the department’s position.’

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) sits on the Senate Justice Committee said Rosen was very “forthcoming:”

‘[A]nother plot was being worked to try to overturn the election using the name and reputation of the Department of Justice.’

After hearing from Rosen on Saturday, Whitehouse only had compliments for Rosen and Donoghue for “refusing to go off on an unprecedented political errand.”

‘A completely unjustified letter cooked up outside the department’s chain of command could have gone out from the U.S. Department of Justice to battleground states giving them license to overturn the election results in their states.’

Cark insisted there was no plan to kick Rosen out of the administration:

‘[R]ecommendations for action based on factual inaccuracies gleaned from the Internet.’

Spokesperson for Trump, Liz Harrington, released a statement Wednesday. It read:

‘We don’t need selective, partisan leaks from closed door testimony to know that President Donald J. Trump rightfully voiced his belief that America deserved a complete investigation into the 2020 election. He has been doing exactly that publicly since Election Day.’

Senator Charles (Chuck) Grassley (R-IA) was the former chair of the committee after the Demoncrats won. He pointed out that Trump did not end up firing Rosen or Donoghue in a statement:

‘Eventually the facts will come out, and Trump will have to address them — good or bad depending on the facts at hand. However, the essential question that should be asked is: What was the final decision?’

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote that Clark met with Trump at the White House unbeknownst to AG Rosen.

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