1/6 panel to hear of Trump's pressure on Justice Department


The select committee investigating the capitol riot will hear from former Justice Department officials about an Oval Office showdown as Donald Trump sought to overturn the 2020 election The 5th committee hearing will shine a light on a turbulent stretch during president Trump's last days in office as he tried to bend the Justice Department to his will Lawmakers will hear from Jeffrey Rosen who was acting attorney general on the day the capitol was breached as well as top deputy Richard Donoghue and Stephen engel who was the assistant attorney general who ran the Justice Department office that provided legal advice to the executive branch According to Donahue's handwritten notes made public last year Trump directed Rosen over the phone to just say the election was corrupt and leave the rest to me and the Republican congressman during a tense meeting on January 3rd the officials threatened to resign en masse when Trump proposed replacing Rosen with loyalist Jeffrey Clark the acting head of the civil division who supported Trump's bogus claims of election fraud in Georgia Jennifer King Washington

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