In a recent development, testimony given to the US House panel claimed that former President Donald Trump pressured the Justice Department to legitimize his lies following the 2020 election results.
Notably, the House panel is investigating the January 6, 2021 Capitol riot incident that took place after the election results. At least three Trump administration Justice Department officials recalled the former president’s constant harassment, including orders to investigate false allegations that Democrat Joe Biden’s won election was rigged .
According to reports, congressional Republicans who supported Trump announced his claims, and several of them later asked the White House for forgiveness after the failed attempt and the attack on the Capitol. Meanwhile, the fifth hearing of the panel investigating the attack on the Capitol made it clear that Trump’s extensive pressure campaign was aimed at his own executive agencies in addition to elected officials across the state.
“When you damage our fundamental institutions, it’s not easy to fix them. So I thought that was a really important issue, to try to make sure that the Department of Justice was able to stay on track. right track,” said interim Jeffrey Rosen. attorney general in the final days of the Trump administration, the Associated Press (AP) reported.
The hearing focused on a particularly turbulent time in the department following the retirement of William Barr in December 2020. The testimony also aims to demonstrate how Trump attempted to use the authority of federal executive branch agencies in addition to rely on outside advisers to spread his falsehood. election fraud charges.
There was no evidence of Trump’s mass voter fraud allegations: Justice Dept.
It should be mentioned here that US government lawyers had also threatened to resign en masse as Trump harassed them to help him reverse his 2020 election defeat. According to Justice Department officials, there is no had no proof of his allegations of widespread voter fraud. In addition, the lawyers claimed that Trump’s strategy to compensate for his defeat in crucial states was “a murder-suicide pact”, the BBC reported.
Capitol Riots of January 6
It is pertinent to mention here that a crowd of supporters of President Donald Trump allegedly invaded the Capitol in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021. They attempted to undo his defeat in the presidential election by disrupting the joint session of Congress, which was convened to count the electoral votes and formally certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. According to reports, thousands of Trump supporters broke down barricades outside the Capitol and entered the building.