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Trump Tried Pressuring DOJ Into Asking SCOTUS To Overturn Biden's Victory

Trump Tried Pressuring DOJ Into Asking SCOTUS To Overturn Biden's Victory”

The effort to replace Rosen with Clark was dropped, though, and the New York Times report states that happened because virtually the entire rank of top managers at the Department of Justice had learned of the effort and indicated they would resign en masse.

Donald Trump asked Attorney General Bill Barr and top DOJ officials to file a lawsuit at the US Supreme Court to over turn the election in his last weeks in office, but the officials refused, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

"Mr. Trump seemed somewhat swayed by the idea that firing Mr. Rosen would trigger not only chaos at the Justice Department, but also congressional investigations and possibly recriminations from other Republicans and distract attention from his efforts to overturn the election results".

President Trump spent four years decimating institutional norms, yet legal experts were stunned by the Times' report.

Meanwhile, Clark, acting head of the DOJ's civil division, was formulating a plan to try to flip Georgia in favor of Trump.

"The Senate will conduct a trial", Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on the floor of the chamber, adding that Senators would "have to decide if they believe Donald John Trump incited the erection" against the United States.

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Rosen demanded to hear the news straight from Trump, according to the paper, and arranged a meeting on the evening of January 3 - the same day that Trump's call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, in which Trump pressured the state official to find enough votes for him to win Georgia, came to light.

"We must hesitate to apply the reasoning of Bostock to different texts, adopted at different times, in different contexts", Acting Assistant Attorney General John Daukas wrote in the memo, which was dated Sunday.

The biography says he supervised 1,000 lawyers and would "personally handle select, high-profile cases".

Clark, who graduated from the Biden School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of DE in 1993), followed by the Georgetown University Law Center, told the paper that he had in no way acted improperly.

An outside lawyer working for Trump reportedly drafted a brief that the then-president wanted the DOJ to file, but officials refused, according to the WSJ. "All my official communications were consistent with law", Clark told the publication.

The NYT claims that the DOJ lawyer firmly denied any attempt to oust Rosen or that recommendations for action based on factual inaccuracies gleaned from the internet had been made. "It is unfortunate that those who were part of a privileged legal conversation would comment in public about such internal deliberations, while also distorting any discussions".



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