• Takeaways: Trump risked provoking ‘constitutional crisis'

    11 days ago - By Bésame

    WASHINGTON - The House Jan. 6 committee is using Thursday's hearing to show the pressure that Donald Trump put on the Justice Department to install a loyalist at the helm who would pursue the then-president's false claims of voter fraud and stop the certification of the 2020 election that Democrat Joe Biden won.
    It's the latest account of how close the United States came to having a constitutional crisis if the department leaders had not threatened to resign and the defeated incumbent was able to orchestrate a plan for the government to overturn election results in several pivotal...
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  • 1/6 panel hears of Trump's pressure on Justice Department

    11 days ago - By Bésame

    By ERIC TUCKER
    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump hounded the Justice Department to pursue his false election fraud claims, striving in vain to enlist top law enforcement officials in his desperate bid to stay in power and hosting a dramatic Oval Office showdown in which he weighed replacing the agency's leader with a more compliant lower-level official, according to testimony Thursday to the House panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot.
    Three Trump-era Justice Department officials recounted a relentless pressure campaign from the president, including day after day of directives to...
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