I’m confused because when you needed Blacks to play slave owners you had no trouble finding them lol…. https://t.co/yPLbWMUo6Y
New emails show how Trump's WH assistant, chief of staff and other allies pressured DOJ to investigate claims of voter fraud in election -- and how Trump directed allies to push then-acting AG Rosen to join the legal effort to challenge the election result https://t.co/JaTsZqDkar
When he sat down to write it, Jeffrey Rosen knew we would one day be reading this email.
NEW: Trump twice directly pushed acting AG Rosen to revive voter fraud lawsuits that SCOTUS & a federal judge rejected, per emails uncovered by House Oversight Committee. Perhaps the most explicit example yet of the ex-POTUS politicizing law enforcement.
Then-WH chief of staff Mark Meadows sent acting AG Rosen a video of an election conspiracy theory involving Italian satellites switching votes.
Rosen forwarded it to acting Deputy AG Richard Donoghue, who responded, "Pure insanity."
Mr. Rosen and his top deputies realized that one of their peers had plotted with Mr. Trump to oust Mr. Rosen and then try to use federal law enforcement to force Georgia to overturn its election results."
BREAKING: New emails reveal Trump had Mark Meadows, his White House chief of staff, try to get acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen to join the legal effort to challenge the election result.
House Dems just released new info detailing Trump's corrupt pressure on Jeffrey Rosen (Barr's replacement) to use DOJ to subvert the election. This will get worse: Sources tell me Rosen is in talks about sitting for an interview. He can tell us much more:
A Trump assistant forwarded the acting attorney general a draft complaint the Justice Department could submit to the Supreme Court to try to get the election overturned - telling Rosen that "the President asked" her to send the document "for your review." https://t.co/nN4xrrLkCw
Did former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows repeatedly push former Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen to investigate baseless conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election? That's what we're trying to figure out. More here: https://t.co/MCgHIkWSb6
Mark Meadows wanted Rosen to engage. Get this.
"Rosen forwarded the email to Donoghue later that day, saying: 'Can you believe this? I am not going to respond to the message below.'"
"Can you believe this? I am not going to respond to message below," acting AG Jeff Rosen wrote to the acting deputy AG after Mark Meadows asked him to look into Fulton county. "At least it's better than the last one, but that doesn't say much," Richard Donoghue wrote back.
Obama used the IRS to target conservative groups and he spied on Sharyl Attkisson and James Rosen.
Let me know when you formally investigate that, you disingenuous gnome. https://t.co/8wqoBUU0HP
"Pure insanity," Donoghue wrote in response to another Mark Meadows request. Rosen agreed.
“Rosen and his top deputies realized that one of their peers had plotted with Trump to first oust Rosen and then to try to use federal law enforcement to force Georgia to overturn its election results.”
More evidence of Trump’s criminal abuse of the DOJ. https://t.co/mm9FEbiItY
Then-Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen forwarded one of Meadows' emails linking to a YouTube video about the Italy conspiracy to senior official Richard Donoghue, who responded: "Pure insanity." https://t.co/c9rgHJrY5j
Trump didn’t control the pandemic purposely. Then he blamed the pandemic for states making ways for people to vote. The desperate loser said the laws were unconstitutional and affected the election outcome. He wanted DOJ to argue that at SCOTUS. His last AG Rosen said no.
2. "Much of the correspondence also occurred during a tense week…when Mr Rosen and his top deputies realized that one of their peers had plotted with Mr Trump to first oust Mr Rosen and then to try to use federal law enforcement to force Georgia to overturn its election..."
If Dems can secure an interview with Jeffrey Rosen, it could fill in the full scope of Trump's efforts to corrupt DOJ into helping overturn the election.
Here's a rundown of what we could learn. We may be just scratching the surface now:
Call Jeffrey Rosen to testify publicly and ask him to explain to the American people why he believed insubordination was necessary.
Then dare Republicans to criticize him for not investigating Youtube videos or meeting with Rudy's cronies. https://t.co/hxS8UMoM9g
On December 14, 2020—the day electors in each state certified the Electoral College votes—President Trump’s White House Assistant sent an email with the subject “From POTUS” to then-Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen. 2/
Just two minutes after President Trump’s assistant sent these documents to Mr. Rosen, then-Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue, through his assistant, sent the same documents to the U.S. Attorneys for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan. 4/
that Mr. Rosen would serve as Acting Attorney General, and that Mr. Donoghue would serve as Acting Deputy Attorney General. 6/
On December 29, 2020, President Trump’s White House Assistant emailed Mr. Rosen, Mr. Donoghue, and Acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall, attaching a draft legal brief to file in the Supreme Court. 8/
On the very same day, a private attorney, Kurt Olsen, contacted multiple senior DOJ officials on President Trump’s behalf to urge them to file this complaint. In one email to Mr. Rosen’s Chief of Staff, he wrote: 11/
Emails confirm that on Dec 31, 2020, and Jan 3, 2021, President Trump met with Mr. Rosen, then-Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Clark, and other DOJ officials. During these meetings, President Trump reportedly pressured them to challenge the results of the 2020 election. 17/
The emails also show the extent to which Trump worked to enlist then-acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen in his campaign’s failing legal efforts to challenge the election result, including suggesting filing a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court.