Trump's 'arsenal of allegations' over 2020 election shut down by Justice Department

Trump's 'arsenal of allegations' over 2020 election shut down by Justice Department

Former US President Donald Trump hounded the 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 to the House panel investigating the January 6 Capitol riot. 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 top Justice official. "I went through them piece by piece to say, no, they were not true." Another witness, Jeffrey Rosen, the acting attorney general in the final days of the Trump administration, said he …
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