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Sunday, January 24, 2021

Former President Donald Trump pushed the Department of Justice to directly ask the Supreme Court to invalidate President Joe Biden's election win, people familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal.



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"The effort was part of Trump's pressure on the Justice Department in his final weeks in office to overturn his election loss which also included plans to fire then-acting Attorney General Jeffery Rosen with a relatively unknown Justice Department lawyer who was willing to use the department to support Trump's false claims about election fraud in Georgia, two people briefed on the matter told CNN.

The effort ultimately failed as Trump appointees in the Department of Justice refused to file the lawsuit, according to the Journal. Rosen, along with former Attorney General William Barr and former acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall, refused to file the Supreme Court case citing that there was no basis to challenge the election outcome and the federal government had no legal interest in whether Trump or Biden won the presidency."


Fake News from those damn Commies at the Wall Street Journal!

Hope this makes it into the Impeachment trial.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2021-01-23 10:36 PM | Reply

Schumer calls for DOJ watchdog to probe alleged Trump effort to oust acting AG

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) called for the Justice Department's internal watchdog to investigate former President Trump over a bombshell report released Friday that said he tried to oust his former acting attorney general in a plot to overturn the election results.

"Unconscionable a Trump Justice Department leader would conspire to subvert the people's will," Schumer tweeted. "The Justice Dept Inspector General must launch an investigation into this attempted sedition now."

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2021-01-23 10:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Former President Donald Trump

Damn it's nice to read that.

#3 | Posted by jpw at 2021-01-24 10:54 AM | Reply

Trump had multiple plans for overturning the election, and he put pressure on numerous people at all levels of the federal and various state governments in an attempt to get those schemes carried out. This is what POTUS worked on for two+ months after the election instead of working for the American people. He needs to be impeached and barred from ever holding political office in this country again.

#4 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-01-24 11:28 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

What's covid?

I've got an election to fail to overturn!

#5 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2021-01-24 01:10 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#4 He needs to be in prison.

#6 | Posted by bored at 2021-01-24 01:34 PM | Reply

I'm sure Mr. Rosen will now be a key witness at the impeachment trial. I might take the the day he is scheduled to appear off work. This will be the most consequential and hopefully entertaining congressional business ever.

#7 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2021-01-24 01:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#4 That too.

#8 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-01-24 02:56 PM | Reply

His fellow dictators around the world are now laughing at his incompetence and weakness. Putin is especially amused. Hey Donald, "you still have to pay back all that money? Don't try to hide Don, we'll find you."

#9 | Posted by danni at 2021-01-25 08:14 AM | Reply

I'd be more shocked if he didn't pull illegal ---- to stay in power.

He has always been one to break the law to get his way.

#10 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-01-25 08:29 AM | Reply

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