Trump Tried Pressuring DOJ Into Asking SCOTUS To Overturn Biden's Victory

25 Janvier, 2021, 03:08 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Congressman Scott Perry

Following the November election, Trump struggled for over two months to challenge the results, citing massive irregularities and voter fraud during the election, as he refused to concede to his political rival Joe Biden.

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The effort to replace Rosen with Clark was dropped, though, and the New York Times report states that happened because virtually the entire rank of top managers at the Department of Justice had learned of the effort and indicated they would resign en masse. Mr. Trump's decision came only after Mr. Rosen and Mr. Clark made their competing cases to him in a weird White House meeting that two officials compared with an episode of Mr. Trump's reality show 'The Apprentice, ' albeit one that could prompt a constitutional crisis.

But Mr. Trump continued to press Mr. Rosen after the meeting - in phone calls and in person.

At the end of the meeting, Benner reported, Trump eventually chose to keep Rosen as attorney general, deciding that Clark's plan would not succeed.

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Trump was frustrated with Rosen's refusal to pursue his baseless allegations of election fraud. The justice department lawyer was working with the former president to find ways to raise doubts about the 2020 presidential election results, the report said. "All my official communications were consistent with law", Clark told the publication.

Trump declined to comment to the Times. "The Justice Dept Inspector General must launch an investigation into this attempted sedition now".

Top DOJ officials, alarmed by Trump's naked attempt at wielding the Justice Department as an adjunct to his campaign legal team, ultimately bound themselves to a mass resignation pact, if Trump pushed Rosen out. And Rosen denied the president's request to appoint special counsels to search for evidence of voter fraud.

Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania Attorney General, said in a tweet, "Representative Perry ought to familiarize himself with Section 3 of the 14th Amendment of our Constitution".

The alleged plot reportedly failed after a group of DOJ officials threatened to resign if Trump and Clark proceeded to oust Rosen, and the latter remained in his position through the end of Trump's administration.

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