The January 6 hearings delve into Donald Trump's alleged scheme to force the US Justice Department to help him steal the election

The January 6 hearings delve into Donald Trump's alleged scheme to force the US Justice Department to help him steal the election

The January 6 hearings delve into Donald Trump's alleged scheme to force the US Justice Department to help him steal the election The words "pressure campaign" have been used repeatedly in the first public hearings of the US House committee investigating the events of January 6, 2021. Last week, the Democrat-led committee explained how then-US president Donald Trump pressured his deputy, former vice-president Mike Pence, to reject the tally of state electors and overturn the results of 2020 presidential election. Its next hearing laid out how Mr Trump targeted state-level officials, calling on them to help him hold power, in one case by "finding" thousands of votes. "President Trump applied pressure at every level of government — from local election workers up to his own vice-president —hoping public servants would …
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