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Trump to DOJ: “Just Say the Election Was Corrupt + Leave the Rest to Me”

HeadlineAug 02, 2021

Newly released Justice Department documents show Donald Trump directly asked the acting attorney general for help to overturn the November election. According to notes taken during a conversation on December 27, Trump told Jeffrey Rosen, “Just say the election was corrupt + leave the rest to me and the [Republican] congressmen.” Rosen refused. Ten days later, Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in a bid to stop the counting of electoral votes.

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