Pennsylvania, Republic of Scott PerryScott Gordon Perry Democrats to impose fines on unmasked MPs on the floor in a House An increasing number of MPs are positive for COVID-19 after the siege of the Capitol New Jersey (R) played a key role in an alleged plan by the former President Trump to oust acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen in a bid to overturn Georgia’s election results, according to a New York Times report on Saturday.
The outlet announced that Perry, who voted earlier this month in favor of an objection to the election results in Pennsylvania and Arizona in Congress, coordinates the presentation between Trump and Jeffrey Clark, Acting head of the civil department of the Ministry of Justice (DOJ).
Clark has reportedly been receptive to Trump’s claims that the 2020 election was “stolen” from him.
The times initially announced Friday that Trump is aiming replace Rosen with Clark after Rosen refused to support Trump’s disputed claims that the presidential election was tainted by widespread voter fraud. Four former Trump administration officials told the newspaper that the plot to replace Rosen had failed after DOJ officials revealed the plan and threatened to resign en masse.
The Times reported on Saturday that former Trump administration officials said Clark had informed the acting prosecutor in late December about a meeting with the former president mediated by Perry.
The Times noted that it was not clear how Perry initially met Clark and how well they knew each other before meeting the former president. Both the president and Clark have also been involved in several direct telephone conversations.
Justice Department officials are reportedly surprised by these interactions, as Clark had not previously warned Rosen. The agency’s policy is that the president must first communicate with the attorney general or deputy attorney general on any matter related to the DOJ.
According to the Times, former officials said Perry and Clark had discussed a plan to get the Justice Department to send a letter to Georgian lawmakers stating that an investigation into voter fraud was imminent, which could potentially overturn the election results. in the state. The two men then discussed the alleged plan with Trump.
However, Rosen reportedly refused to send the letter.
Former officials familiar with the matter told the Times that the Justice Ministry has conducted dozens of investigations into voter fraud, none of which have led to findings that would change the outcome of the election.
Hill turned to Perry’s office for comment on the Times report.
His. Richard DurbinDick DurbinOvernight Health Care – Fauci: Lack of facts “probably” costs lives in the fight against the coronavirus | CDC changes COVID-19 vaccine guidelines to allow infrequent mixing of shots from Pfizer, Moderna | Senate chaos threatens to delay Biden’s Hilicon Valley program: Intelligence agency collects data on the location of smartphones in the United States without orders, says note | Democrats are looking for answers about the impact of the Russian hack on the MoD, courts Airbnb offers assistance to Biden administration in spreading vaccines Democrats seek answers to impact of Russian cyberattack on Justice Department, MORE (D-Ill.), The incoming chairman of the judicial commission sent a letter to the DOJ on Saturday, informing the agency that he was investigating Trump’s and Clark’s alleged efforts “to use the Justice Department to further Trump’s efforts to bring down the results of the 2020 presidential election.”
Leader of the Senate majority Charles SchumerChuck Schumer Separation and Conquest or Reunification and Prosperity Roe Is Not Enough: Why Black Women Want an End to the Hyde-Corrected National Guard Back in the Capitol After Being Moved to a Garage MORE (DN.Y.) also has called on the DOJ’s internal observer to investigate Trump over Friday’s report in the Times, which wrote on Saturday that it was “An unscrupulous leader of Trump’s Justice Department would conspire to undermine the will of the people. ”
“The Inspector General of Justice must begin an investigation into this attempted theft now,” Sumer added.
Sumer went on to say that the Senate would “move forward” with impeachment against Trump for his role in the deadly January 6 riots in the Capitol. The process is set to start the week on February 8th.