US government attorneys threatened to depart in masse as then-President Donald Trump harassed them nearly daily to help reverse his 2020 election setback, a Senate committee has heard.
Justice department officials claimed they warned Mr. Trump there was none proof for his allegations of major voting fraud.
The lawyers also stated that the president’s effort to reverse his defeat in critical states was “a murder-suicide pact”.
Last year’s Capitol violence was a coup attempt.
An investigation by a House of Representatives committee aims to show Trump’s attempts.
To remain in power before the 6 January 2021 horde of his followers storming Congress was unconstitutional.
Mr. Trump, a Republican, has blasted the probe as a “kangaroo court” aimed to distract Americans from the “disaster” of Democratic-led.
Administration and skyrocketing inflation ahead of November’s mid-term elections.
With President Joe Biden’s ratings at an all-time low, Mr. Trump has been signaling he may run for president again in 2024.
The Department of Justice is the federal department that enforces US law.
And is meant to be independent of the White House, and was the subject of Thursday’s public meeting, the sixth thus far.
Former acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen claimed Mr. Trump had reached out to him “nearly every day” before the assault on the Capitol.
When senators were meeting to declare Mr Biden’s election triumph.
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The Justice Department is direct to question election results.
Adding “leave the rest to me and my Republican Congressmen,” according to Mr. Rosen.
Mr Rosen also claimed he declined.
They were not suitable in light of the facts or the law, he said.
Donald Trump’s “arsenal of [voting fraud] accusations” were struck down one by one in a 90-minute session with Richard Donoghue.
The former acting deputy attorney general testified.
Committee member Adam Kinzinger, an Illinois Republican, claimed that Trump administration officials had at one time examined a fake allegation that Italian satellites moved votes from Mr. Trump to Mr. Biden.
As an illustration of how far President Trump would go to remain in power, he added.
“It’s a great example of how he would resort to the internet to buttress his conspiracy theories.”
At least five of Trump’s associates.
Who had backed his efforts to reverse the election, and requested presidential pardons, the meeting heard?
The panel also reviewed President Trump’s Oval Office dispute with three Justice Department officials.
Mr. Rosen was to be replaced by an environmental lawyer named Jeffrey Clark.
Trump ally with no prior experience in leading the agency.
A message sent by Mr. Clark on company letterhead advised legislators in places where Mr. Trump had barely lost the election to have their results thrown out.
It had been Pat Cipollone’s attorney, Mr. Donoghue, who warned that the letter would be “a murder-suicide pact”.
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