Tuesday, June 15, 2021

More Trump Efforts To Overturn Election Results Documented

The House Oversight Committee has released emails providing more evidence of criminal interference by the former guy in trying to overturn the 2020 election results:

New emails released Tuesday by Democrats on the House Oversight Committee reveal a pressure campaign by then-President Donald Trump and his allies to push Justice Department officials to overturn the 2020 election results.

Documents obtained by the committee show that Trump, his then-chief of staff Mark Meadows and Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani repeatedly pressured senior DOJ officials in December and January to advance baseless election fraud conspiracy theories in an effort to keep Trump in power.

Minutes before Trump announced that William Barr was stepping down as attorney general, the president’s assistant sent an email to Barr’s replacement, then-Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, on behalf of Trump that alleged a “Cover-up is Happening regarding the voting machines in Michigan.”

“Michigan cannot certify for Biden,” the December 2020 email to Rosen stated. [snip]

In a statement Tuesday, Oversight Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) said the documents showed Trump “tried to corrupt our nation’s chief law enforcement agency in a brazen attempt to overturn an election that he lost.”

“Those who aided or witnessed President Trump’s unlawful actions must answer the Committee’s questions about this attempted subversion of democracy,” Maloney said. “My Committee is committed to ensuring that the events leading to the violent January 6 insurrection are fully investigated.”  (our emphasis)

It was a brazen, desperate effort by the former guy and his lickspittle cronies that was apparently a line even the corrupt Attorney General William "Low" Barr wouldn't cross, hence the pressure on his successor Rosen.

The former guy's desperate attempts to overthrow the election weren't limited to Michigan, of course. The Fulton County, GA, District Attorney has an ongoing investigation into the January 2 call the former guy made to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger, in which he asked Raffensberger to "find" enough votes to overturn the already- certified election results in that state.

This is not accountability for show or for accountability's sake.  It's to expose and punish behavior that strikes at the core of our democracy.  It needs to be pursued, and anyone who is criminally liable should be held accountable in a court of law.



Ya know what all this is proving? The gop are really STOOPID !! Emails sayin' this & that! Really?!? I'm just dumbfounded at this IDIOCY! Am I missing sumin'??
This will beat summer TV re-runs !
MAKE IT SO, President Biden & Crew!!!!

W. Hackwhacker said...

FM -- dumbasses do what dumbases do.