Jan. 6 panel hears about internal struggle in U.S. Justice Department over Trump electoral claims

Jan. 6 panel hears about internal struggle in U.S. Justice Department over Trump electoral claims

Trump hounded justice department officials 'virtually every day' to overthrow election, Jan. 6 panel hears 3 Trump-era officials testify before committee investigating Capitol riot Panel presents video on Trump's plan for 'fake electors' Donald Trump hounded the U.S. Justice Department to pursue his false election fraud claims, contacting the agency's leader "virtually every day" and striving in vain to enlist top law enforcement officials in a desperate bid to stay in power, according to testimony Thursday to the House panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, riot on Capitol Hill. Three Trump-era Justice Department officials testified that Trump was fixated on voter fraud claims and insisted they pursue them despite being repeatedly told that none of the allegations had any merit. "He had this arsenal of allegations," said Richard Donoghue, one …
More on: www.cbc.ca