A new draft report from the Senate Judiciary Committee has revealed Donald Trump directly asked the Justice Department nine times for help to overturn the 2020 election. The report sheds new light on the role played by top DOJ official Jeffrey Clark, whom Trump considered installing as attorney general in the final weeks of his presidency because he supported subverting the election. The report states, “Trump’s efforts to use DOJ as a means to overturn the election results was part of his interrelated efforts to retain the presidency by any means necessary.” Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Dick Durbin spoke on Thursday.
Sen. Dick Durbin: “This president, former President Donald Trump, would have shredded the Constitution to keep his office and the presidency.”
In related news, Trump has directed former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, former adviser Steve Bannon and two other aides to ignore subpoenas issued by the House committee investigating the January 6 insurrection. On Thursday, the committee issued new subpoenas targeting the key planners of the so-called Stop the Steal rally.