Trump pushed loyalist at DOJ to attempt coup

Politics October 7, 2021 News
Trump pushed loyalist at DOJ to attempt coup

From CNN | Politics by Katelyn Polantz and Zachary Cohen, CNN

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday released a sweeping report about how former President Donald Trump and a top lawyer in the Justice Department attempted to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

Trump directly asked the Justice Department nine times to undermine the election result, and his chief of staff Mark Meadows broke administration policy by pressuring a Justice Department lawyer to investigate claims of election fraud, according to the report, which is based on witness interviews of top former Justice Department officials.

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