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A Republican congressman from Pennsylvania was instrumental in Trump's plan to shake up the Justice Department and overturn the election

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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Summary List Placement Republican Rep. Scott Perry helped former President Donald Trump plot to oust acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen so he could place a loyalist who would help him overturn the election, The New York Times reported Saturday evening.
Perry introduced Trump to Jeffrey Clark, the Justice Department lawyer who was working with the ex-president to find ways to stir up doubts about the election results. Rosen had not cooperated with Trump's alleged plan, prompting him to consider replacing him with Clark.
Trump reportedly only backed down from his plan to fire Rosen...
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Trump wanted the Justice Department to sue individual states to overturn their election results, but top officials refused, WSJ report says

Trump wanted the Justice Department to sue individual states to overturn their election results, but top officials refused, WSJ report says

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement President Donald Trump wanted the Department of Justice to file lawsuits in the Supreme Court against specific states in an attempt to overturn their election results, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal .
DOJ officials refused, prompting Trump to plot to remove the acting attorney general and replace him with a loyalist. The plot was blocked when a group of top DOJ leaders threatened to resign if acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen was removed.
Trump's idea to sue states was pushed by his personal lawyers, The Journal reported.
"He wanted us...
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Summary List Placement A new investigation by the Associated Press showed that as Capitol Police were overrun by a violent pro-Trump mob at the Capitol on January 6, only two... Read more ...

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