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Trump told DOJ officials to 'just say that the election was corrupt' and 'leave the rest to me,' new documents show

Posted On: Oct 26, 2021   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Trump told DOJ officials to 'just say that the election was corrupt' and 'leave the rest to me,' new documents show

Summary List Placement President Donald Trump pressured the top two Department of Justice officials in December to publicly announce that the 2020 election was "corrupt," despite the department's conclusion that there was no evidence to support the claim, The New York Times reported Friday.
On December 27, Trump called then-acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen and his deputy, Richard Donoghue, and urged them to "just say that the election was corrupt + leave the rest to me," according to a contemporaneous memo Donoghue wrote summarizing the conversation. The DOJ provided Donoghue's notes to the House Oversight and Reform Committee, and they were also obtained by The Times.
According to the report, Rosen and Donoghue pushed back and told Trump that "much of the info you're getting is false" and that his allegations of widespread voter fraud "don't pan out." Donoghue wrote that this came after the DOJ conducted "dozens of investigations" and "hundreds of interviews" related to the allegations and found no...

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