‘Just say the election was corrupt’: Trump pressure on Justice Department detailed

Failing to get DOJ officials to act, Trump threatened major shakeup to install environmental lawyer with no criminal experience at top of the department

By: - June 24, 2022 9:25 am

Jeffrey Rosen (L), former acting attorney general, listens as Richard Donoghue, former acting deputy attorney general, testifies before the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol in the Cannon House Office Building on June 23, 2022, in Washington, D.C. The bipartisan committee, which has been gathering evidence for almost a year related to the January 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol, is presenting its findings in a series of televised hearings. On January 6, 2021, supporters of former President Donald Trump attacked the U.S. Capitol Building during an attempt to disrupt a congressional vote to confirm the electoral college win for President Joe Biden. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.

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