Justice Department refuted ‘arsenal’ of election fraud allegations

President Trump told Justice Department members to say the 2020 presidential election was illegitimate despite a lack of evidence, former Acting Representative Atty. General Richard Donoghue told the January 6 committee on Thursday.

“Just say the election is corrupt and leave the rest to me and the Republican congressmen,” Trump said, according to notes Donoghue made during a December 2020 discussion with the president.

Thursday’s hearing focused on how Trump and his allies, including several Republicans in Congress, tried to pressure the Justice Department to investigate allegations of voter fraud and help nullify the 2020 election results. . General Jeffrey Rosen repeated the former Atty. General William Barr’s earlier testimony testifying that they explained to the president at several meetings that their investigations of allegations of fraud did not find credible evidence.

Donoghue said he has refuted an “arsenal” of allegations raised by Trump and has tried to explain several times that the Justice Department represents the US government and has no role in managing state elections.

“States hold their elections,” he said. “We are not quality control for the states.”

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