“Say the election was rigged and leave the rest to me,” Trump, who lost the election, told Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen and his deputy, Richard Donoghue in a phone call, according to the New York Times.
He is said to have said that after Rosen said he could not change the outcome of the election. Trump even threatened to replace Rosen in that conversation.
This is unusual, as Parliament does not usually provide feedback on a president’s discussions with a member of his cabinet. But in this case, Democratic President Joe Biden’s Justice Department has ditched the secrecy, citing possible abuses of a former president as a person. Not a government measure worth protecting, the New York Times writes about this consideration.
After the November 3 elections, Trump spoke of “mass electoral fraud” and put pressure on election officials, for example in Georgia. Dozens of courts have dismissed the allegations of alleged fraud.
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