Just one day after Donald Trump announced William Barr’s resignation, he demands that Barr’s successor do what Barr wouldn’t: help undo the 2020 election.
Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen will not formally take over for Barr until December 23, but that doesn’t stop Trump from calling him to his office.
Trump tells Rosen to use the Justice Department to file legal briefs supporting election fraud lawsuits and to appoint special counsels to investigate voter fraud and Dominion voting machines. (A few days later, Trump discusses making Sidney Powell the special counsel.)
Around this same time, a Pennsylvania lawmaker Scott Perry introduced Trump to an attorney named Jeffrey Clark. Unlike Rosen, Clark believes Trump won the election. Rosen doesn’t know that Clark is on the top of Trump’s list to take over at the DOJ is Rosen won’t meet his demands.
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