'Trump is guilty': Bombshell Senate Judiciary report offers frightening new details on effort overturn the election

'Trump is guilty': Bombshell Senate Judiciary report offers frightening new details on effort overturn the election

The aftermath of the 2020 presidential election was unprecedented in U.S. history, with then-President Donald Trump losing to now-President Joe Biden by more than 7 million votes, but claiming he really won and doing everything imaginable to overturn the election results — including trying to bully U.S. Department of Justice officials. A new Senate Judiciary Committee report offers troubling new details on Trump's efforts to pressure and coerce the DOJ and is receiving a lot of reactions on social media.

The Washington Post's Devlin Barrett explains, "A Senate report on President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election offers new details about an Oval Office confrontation between Trump and the Justice Department, revealing the extent to which government lawyers threatened to resign en masse if the president removed his attorney general…. While Republicans on the panel offered their counter-findings, arguing that Trump did not subvert the justice system to remain in power, the majority report by the Democrats offers the most detailed account to date of the struggle inside the administration's final, desperate days."

Barrett continues, "On January 3, then-Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, his deputy Richard Donoghue, and a few other administration officials met in the Oval Office for what all expected to be a final confrontation on Trump's plan to replace Rosen with Jeffrey Clark, a little-known Justice Department official who had indicated he would publicly pursue Trump's false claims of mass voter fraud. According to testimony Rosen gave to the committee, Trump opened the meeting by saying, 'One thing we know is you, Rosen, aren't going to do anything to overturn the election.'"

The DOJ officials, according to Barrett, "debated Trump's plan" for three hours, and Rosen refused to go along with it — unlike Clark.

"The Senate report says that the top White House lawyer, Pat Cipollone, and his deputy also said they would quit if Trump went through with his plan," Barrett notes. "During the meeting, Donoghue and another Justice Department official made clear that all of the Justice Department's assistant attorneys general 'would resign if Trump replaced Rosen with Clark,' the report says. Donoghue added that the mass resignations likely would not end there, and that U.S. Attorneys and other DOJ officials might also resign en masse."

In response to the Senate Judiciary report, Kevin M. Kruse tweeted:

CNN's "New Day" posted:

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