Trump pushed DOJ to overturn 2020 election results, House committee says

Posted on AllSides July 30th, 2021
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Then-President Donald Trump pressured his new acting attorney general to overturn the 2020 vote, telling him “just say that the election was corrupt + leave the rest to me and the R. Congressmen,” according to notes of a phone call released Friday by a House committee.

Trump also suggested that he was considering replacing the Justice Department’s leadership, according to the notes taken by then-Acting Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue, who was on the Dec. 27 call.

Donoghue’s account of the call shows Trump “directly instructed our nation’s top law enforcement agency...

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