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Donald Trump insisted on it on Saturday He said A senior Judiciary official said, “Tell me that the election was corrupt. [and] “Leave the rest to me,” he did not try to overturn US democracy, but tried to “support the integrity and honesty of the elections, and the sacredness of our votes.”
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The former president’s restatement of his lies that his defeat by Joe Biden was the result of an electoral fraud was a December phone call between Washington’s high-ranking Judiciary ministry official Jeffrey Rosen and Richard Donohue’s deputy lawyer. It happened the day after being shaken by the news.
Trump, who pressured federal and state officials to overturn his national defeat and state losses to Biden, is well documented. Cases filed by his campaign for fraudulent elections were repeatedly thrown out of court.
Republicans in states, including Arizona and Wisconsin, are auditing and investigating controversial elections. Many Republican-controlled states have legislation that critics aim to limit access to ballots or make it easier to overturn results among those who may vote for democracy. I am pursuing.
But on Friday, the House Oversight Committee released Note The call to Rosen on December 27 was filmed by a senior Judiciary ministry official, Richard Donohue. This memo reveals Trump’s astonishing demands.
Benji Sarlin of NBC News, one of the editors of Washington Written on twitter: “Just because he’s always yelling, we can’t take a continuous historic scandal for granted. These are Watergate-level claims.”
Richard Nixon Resigned in 1974 To avoid impeachment against Watergate scandal related to dirty tricks against political opponents, including criminal offenses. On January 6, Trump was impeached a second time after his lies about fraud caused a fatal assault on the US Capitol.
With 10 Republicans in the house 7 people in the Senate Although he turned his back on him, he remained well-supported to avoid conviction for inciting the riots and was able to run for federal government.
Earlier this week, all Washington eyes focused on the first hearing staged by the House Election Commission to investigate the Capitol attack.
Parliamentary police officer Harry Dunn was one of four law enforcement officers who gave emotional testimony about the attacks by Trump supporters.
Like other officers, he urged Democrats and two anti-Trump Republicans on the panel, Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, to investigate the political origins of the assault.
“When a hitman is hired to kill someone” Dan said, “The hitman goes to jail. But not only does the hitman go to jail, but the person who hired them also goes to jail.
“The attack took place on January 6th and the killer sent them. Find out what’s at the root of it.”
Trump marched in the Capitol and told his supporters to “fight like hell” to overturn his defeat. His conversation on the day with senior Republicans, including minority leader Kevin McCarthy, Jim Jordan Ohio It is the subject of intense speculation.
According to Donohue’s memo, Trump mentioned Jordan and other Republicans during a conversation between Rosen and Donohue. Trump was told, “Much of the information you are getting is incorrect,” “we look at the claims, but they don’t pan out.” He replied that there were allies in Congress seeking ways to overturn the election.
Jordan was one of nearly 150 Republicans in the House and Senate who challenged the results in Arizona and / or Pennsylvania. Such an objection after the rioters seeking to capture and kill lawmakers were expelled from the Capitol on the night of January 6 makes a difference to Vice President Mike Pence’s proof of Biden’s victory. There was no.
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Trump remains in control of the Republican Party and flirts with confirming another White House election in 2024. Doing so may be one way to avoid the legal problems deepened by the Justice Department’s order on Friday. His tax return will be released To another house committee.
In his statement on Saturday, Trump called the Democrats who oversee the House Oversight Committee “corrupted and highly partisan.”
The published document was intended to “support the integrity and honesty of the election, and the sacredness of our vote … Congress and others investigate those who are exposing it. Instead, it’s time to investigate how such corruption happened. Massive fraud against Americans. “
“These handwritten notes tell US Supreme Law Enforcement to take steps to overturn free and fair elections,” said Carolyn Maloney, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, on Friday. Indicates that you have instructed directly. “