He Was Deadly Serious About Seizing Power: New Emails Detail Trump’s Efforts to Have DOJ Take Up His False Election-Fraud Claims
Information continues to emerge about Donald Trump’s very serious efforts to seize power in the United States: New emails detail Trump’s efforts to have Justice Department take up his false election-fraud claims.
President Donald Trump’s staff began sending emails to Jeffrey Rosen, the No. 2 at the Justice Department, asking him to embrace Trump’s claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election at least 10 days before Rosen assumed the role of acting attorney general, according to new emails disclosed by the House Committee on Oversight and Reform in advance of a hearing to probe the causes of the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
On the same day as the electoral college met to certify the election results — which was also the day Trump announced that William P. Barr would be stepping down as attorney general — his assistant sent Rosen an email with a list of complaints concerning the way the election had been carried out in Antrim County, Mich.
The file included a so-called“forensic analysis” of the Dominion Voting Systems machines the county employed, alleging they were “intentionally and purposefully” calibrated to create fraudulent results. It also included “talking points” that could be used to counter any arguments “against us.”
“It’s indicative of what the machines can and did do to move votes,” the document Trump sent to Rosen reads. “We believe it has happened everywhere.”
The claims were false…
Yes, we know. But Trump knows his deranged right wing cult of personality will take anything he says at face value — and so will the Republican Party. This monster is still very dangerous.