(Washington) Donald Trump Acting U.S. The department wanted to replace Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen with an attorney, accusing him of helping Georgia officials manipulate election results.
According to New York TimesTrump abandoned his plan only when he learned that Justice Department officials would resign more if his plan was followed.
This information, it also reported Washington Post, Comes two weeks before the impeachment trial of Donald Trump in the Senate. When Congress-elected delegates confirmed the victory of his Democratic rival Joe Biden in the presidential election, he allegedly encouraged his supporters to attack Capitol on January 6th.
Trump lost to Georgia in the November presidential election at the hands of Biden, who said in the vote that his rigging was unfounded.
U.S. According to newspapers, Trump was disappointed with Rosen’s refusal of the Justice Department’s authority to interfere in the vote count.
In order to give Rosen a job, he devised a plan with Justice Department attorney Jeffrey Clark, who supported claims that his election victory had been stolen.
But, in a three-hour test involving three people, Trump is said to have finally backed down after threatening to resign massively from the Justice Department. New York Times.
Clark denies plotting to oust Rosen
In the case of Trump, Rosen and the U.S. Department of Justice, they did not respond publicly to claims published in the press.
In early January, an audio recording was released in which President Trump heard a Georgian official being asked to “find” votes to overturn the presidential results in that state, which had already sent shock waves through Washington.