Trump Pressured DOJ To Back Election Fraud Claims, New Emails Show - 2021-06-15

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F0.png Trump Pressured DOJ To Back Election Fraud Claims, New Emails Show June 15, 2021, Hayley Miller, Huffington Post

New emails released Tuesday by Democrats on the House Oversight Committee reveal a pressure campaign by then-President Donald Trump and his allies to push Justice Department officials to overturn the 2020 election results.

Documents obtained by the committee show that Trump, his then-chief of staff Mark Meadows and Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani repeatedly pressured senior DOJ officials in December and January to advance baseless election fraud conspiracy theories in an effort to keep Trump in power.

Minutes before Trump announced that William Barr was stepping down as attorney general, the president's assistant sent an email to Barr's replacement, then-Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, on behalf of Trump that alleged a "Cover-up is Happening regarding the voting machines in Michigan."

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{{cite news | first = Hayley | last = Miller | title = Trump Pressured DOJ To Back Election Fraud Claims, New Emails Show | url = https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-doj-emails-2020-election_n_60c89e16e4b02df18f806fdc | work = Huffington Post | date = June 15, 2021 | accessdate = June 20, 2021 }}