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See the handwritten Justice Department notes showing Trump urged officials to call election 'corrupt'

USA TODAY
USA TODAY
 2021-07-30

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WASHINGTON – Former President Donald Trump pushed the Department of Justice to publicly support his claims that the "election was corrupt," despite top officials' efforts to convince Trump that his claims of voter fraud were false, according to newly released documents of conversations between Trump and top DOJ officials.

The nine-page document, released by Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., the chair of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, shows handwritten notes taken by former Acting Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue from a conversation between the former president and former Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen.

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The notes show Trump's attempt to pressure the officials to back his claims that widespread fraud cost him the 2020 presidential election.

"Just say that the election was corrupt + leave the rest to me and the R.Congressmen," Trump said to Rosen in the December phone call, according to the notes of the conversation.

Read the rest of the notes here:

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ScarletD
07-30

Sounds more like sedition than corruption. The purpose was to bypass Congress and nullify a valid election. Free elections and peaceful transition of power are what sets us apart from other nations. In essence, he was not just overthrowing the election, but the government as well. We have laws to prevent sedition, so why is he still walking free and promoting that same lie?

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farmboylogic
07-30

Do you know how many people would have to be involved to alter the votes in 6 republican states? Do you know how many people you would have to kill to keep something that big a secret? Get over it he lost biden is president of your country.

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David McGriff
07-30

Lock Trump up in Gitmo as is controlled by Putin as owes Putin millions of dollars. Trump has destroyed the Republican party for Putin and Trump only cares about him and his family and feeds on his supporters money 💰.

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