One interim senate report Ex-President reveals new details about Trump’s attempts to exploit the Justice Department to reverse the results of the 2020 election, with top DOJ officials trying to install a loyalist Trump as acting attorney general Threatened to resign collectively at the push of
why it matters: The Senate Judiciary Committee’s 394-page report marks the most comprehensive public investigation ever conducted into Trump’s pressure campaign in the wake of the 2020 election, including interviews with three top DOJ officials and hundreds of emails, calendars and other documents. pages are. .
key findings … The committee will continue to look for interviews and records of witnesses from the Trump White House, but six primary findings based on current records and interviews with former Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, former Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue and former US Attorney in Atlanta Byung Jin Pak. issued.
- Trump straight up Rejected the claims of electoral fraud and asked why the DOJ was not doing more to address them in at least nine calls and meetings with Rosen and/or Donoghue.
- White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows Rosen to launch an investigation into the fraud based on at least four unsubstantiated claims, including a conspiracy theory alleging that electoral data was tampered with at Italian facilities with the knowledge of the CIA.
- Little Known DOJ Officer Jeffrey Clark Rosen and Donoghue that Trump had offered to install him as acting attorney general, but would turn the president down if they supported his plan to interfere with the Georgia certification process. Rosen and Donoghue eventually told Trump that they would resign en masse if senior DOJ officials followed suit.
- With Ties With Trump Aide To “Stop Stealing” The movement, including Representative Scott Perry (R-PA), Pennsylvania State Sen. Doug Mastriano (R) and campaign legal adviser Cleta Mitchell, participated in the DOJ pressure campaign.
- Trump forces Byung Jin Pak’s resignation 4 because they investigated and did not confirm the fraud claims in Georgia. Trump walked out of the line of succession to appoint a new acting US attorney who he believed would “do something” about his fraudulent claims.
- DOJ “deviated from long-standing process” To politicize the agency, by investigating voter fraud before the vote is certified.
what to watch: In addition to recommending new policies to strengthen the firewall between the DOJ and the White House, the committee recommended that Clark be investigated by the DC Bar, and said it would share the findings with the House. 6 Select committee to help investigate links between pressure campaigns and Capitol attacks.