Donald Trump urges the Justice Department to ask the Supreme Court to overturn the election results. It’s unclear when exactly this effort began, but the pressure increased after SCOTUS rejected a Texas lawsuit on December 11.
Trump’s plan is to have the United States file a lawsuit against the states of his choice to invalidate their election results. The DOJ refuses.
Trump announces William Barr’s resignation on December 14. The next day, he pressures soon-to-be acting attorney general Jeffrey Rosen to carry out his plans. When that doesn’t work, he concocts a plan to replace Rosen with a loyalist.
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