According to one report, Donald Trump is said to have urged the Department of Justice to declare the election he lost “corrupt.”
The New York Times reported on Friday, citing a text from the Department of Justice, which was provided to a House committee. The Monitoring Committee published the text shortly thereafter.
At the end of December, Donald Trump, 75, is said to have said in a telephone conversation with then-Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen and his deputy, Richard Donoghue, “Just say the election was corrupt and leave the rest to me.” Donoghue, whose conversation notes are concerned, is said to have told Trump that it was not in the department’s power to change the outcome of the election.
Usually, the government does not provide Congress with feedback on the president’s discussions with members of the Cabinet. In this case, the Department of Justice in the government of Democratic President Joe Biden (78) is giving up confidentiality, according to the “New York Times”, because it relates to possible crimes by a former president as a person, not a government act that deserves protection.
The department also allowed Rosen and Donoghue to answer questions from the House Oversight and Justice Committee without special restrictions.
‘Massive electoral fraud’
The committees are investigating alleged efforts by Republican Trump to discredit or even overturn elections through political intrigue against the will of voters. After the November 3 elections, Trump spoke of “large-scale electoral fraud” and also lobbied local election officials, for example in Georgia.
However, dozens of courts have dismissed the claims against the alleged fraud. The Justice Ministry also said there was no evidence of any major electoral fraud. Trump, in turn, claims to have won the election. (SDA / bra)
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