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Trump Pushed DOJ To ‘Just Say The Election Was Corrupt,’ Says Former Top Official

The Handwritten Notes Of Richard Donoghue, Former Acting Deputy Attorney General, Are Projected On A Screen At The Jan. 6 House Select Committee Hearing Thursday. Donoghue Testified That President Donald Trump Had Urged Him To &Quot;Just Say The Election Was Corrupt.&Quot;
The handwritten notes of Richard Donoghue, former appearing deputy lawyer normal, are projected on a display screen on the Jan. 6 House choose committee listening to Thursday. Donoghue testified that President Donald Trump had urged him to “just say the election was corrupt.”
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The former second-in-command on the Justice Department mentioned Thursday that President Donald Trump urged him to easily say the 2020 presidential election he’d misplaced was “corrupt,” despite the fact that there was no foundation for doing so.

Testifying earlier than the House choose committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, riot, Richard Donoghue, the previous appearing deputy lawyer normal, was requested about his notes from a Dec. 27, 2020, dialog with Trump.

In his notes, displayed on a big display screen within the assembly room, Donoghue had written “just say that the election was corrupt + leave the rest up to me and the R. congressmen’”

“The president said, ‘Just say the election was corrupt and leave the rest to me and the Republican congressmen.’ So, Mr. Donoghue, that’s a direct quote from President Trump, correct?” requested Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Ill.), one among two GOP members on the panel.

“That’s an exact quote from the president, yes,” Donoghue replied.

Kinzinger additionally requested a couple of observe during which Donoghue wrote that Trump mentioned the Justice Department had “an obligation to tell people that this was an illegal, corrupt election.”

“That’s also an exact quote from the president, yes,” Donoghue mentioned.

Kinzinger adopted up by asking Donoghue if the Department of Justice had really discovered proof of corruption within the 2020 presidential election.

“There were isolated instances of fraud. None of them came close to calling into question the outcome of the election in any individual state,” Donoghue mentioned.

The feedback got here on the remaining listening to for June of the committee. The listening to centered on efforts by Trump and others to sow doubts in regards to the accuracy of vote totals and the validity of votes in some states by pressuring Justice Department officers in non-public to lend credence to a raft of debunked claims.


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