Emails show Trump pushing DOJ to help with post-election scheme

A sitting president sent emails to an attorney general, lobbying him to bolster a scheme to undermine an American election.

6/15/2021 8:01:00 PM

.MaddowBlog: A sitting president sent emails to an attorney general, lobbying him to bolster a scheme to undermine an American election.

A sitting president sent emails to an attorney general, lobbying him to bolster a scheme to undermine an American election.

ByIt was just 10 days ago when theNew York Timesreportedthat then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows"repeatedly" pushed federal law enforcement to"investigate unfounded conspiracy theories" in the aftermath of the 2020 election. At times, the lobbying got quite weird: Meadows thought Jeffrey Rosen, then the acting attorney general, should look into the idea that a contractor in Italy used military satellites to tamper with U.S. voting machines.

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The then-White House chief of staff even sent Rosen a YouTube link from a conspiracy theorist who'd been pushing the bonkers"Italygate" theory online.At face value, the revelations shed new light on the frantic efforts from Team Trump to cling to power after voters rendered their verdict, as well as the ridiculous ideas the Republican White House was prepared to entertain. But just below the surface, the story took on greater significance: Team Trump saw the Justice Department, not as an independent law-enforcement agency, but as an extension of the White House's political operations.

Meadows was participating in a scheme to overturn election results Republicans didn't like, and he expected the attorney general and the Justice Department to join the crusade.And according to areportpublished this morning, Meadows' boss at the time expected the same thing. headtopics.com

An hour before President Donald J. Trump announced in December that William P. Barr would step down as attorney general, the president began pressuring Mr. Barr's eventual replacement to have the Justice Department take up his false claims of election fraud. Mr. Trump sent an email via his assistant to Jeffrey A. Rosen, the incoming acting attorney general, that contained documents purporting to show evidence of election fraud in northern Michigan — the same claims that a federal judge had thrown out a week earlier in a lawsuit filed by one of Mr. Trump's personal lawyers.

Soon after, another Trump email to Rosen included a draft brief, pushing nonsensical election claims, the then-president wanted the Justice Department to file to the U.S. Supreme Court.The layers of madness are head-spinning. Start with the fact that an American president wanted to nullify the results of his own country's election. Add the steps that the president and his team took to execute their scheme. Then add the utterly absurd conspiracy theories the Republican White House embraced to justify their attacks on our democracy.

And then add the then-president's willingness to break down the walls that were designed to protect the independence of federal law enforcement.Republicans were hysterical for years about Bill Clinton exchanging pleasantries with then-Attorney General Lorretta Lynch on a tarmac, seeing it as an outrageous example of a former president trying to interfere with the Justice Department's actions. But four years later, a sitting president sent emails to an attorney general, lobbying him to bolster a scheme to undermine an American election.

House Oversight Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) said the emails"show that President Trump tried to corrupt our nation's chief law enforcement agency in a brazen attempt to overturn an election that he lost." Read more: MSNBC »

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MaddowBlog Rikers is keeping DONALD JAILHOUSE TRUMP'S PRESIDENTIAL SUITE ready. A new yellow gold American Standard crapper & matching yellow gold single bowl sink. No towel rack or soap dish, they're not available. He'll need to hang his soap on a rope from the shower head. Yay! MaddowBlog And nothing will happen to him. Dems will get their panties all up in a wad and then pretend they’ve done everything they can, while actually doing nothing.

MaddowBlog LOCK HIM UP!! MaddowBlog And still nothing gets done about it. How many hearings and evidence do you need before anyone does anything? Shit or get off the pot. MaddowBlog If a presidential candidate ever had to a legit gripe over having an election stolen from him, it was Al Gore back in 2000.

MaddowBlog If the same nonsense happens again in 2024, the election will be stolen for real and the same system that prevented it last time will enable it then. MaddowBlog As a country, we are screwed. Big time. The institutions that were in place this past election that ensured the proper election winner assumed office have eroded. The conspiracy theorists have been installed at all levels.

MaddowBlog When Biden is doing so terrible that you have to turn back to trump and aliens MaddowBlog Wait wait what emails? Do we have them, or is speculation again MaddowBlog Lock them all up!!! MaddowBlog But the tarmac though!

Newly released emails show Trump pressured DOJ to challenge election results, House Oversight saysFormer President Trump pressured top Department of Justice officials to challenge his election loss to Joe Biden, the House Oversight panel says. wow And yet not won't charge of abuse of power. This generations own Nixon

MaddowBlog A Creepy one. MaddowBlog I figured as much. MaddowBlog Trump and Barr need to be charged with sedition. They tried to overthrow the election through violence and weaponizing the justice department. MaddowBlog OMG is there ANYTHING the Criminal in Chief HASN’T DONE? The charges alone are going to fill a book by the time we uncover it all…..jeez

MaddowBlog Why has he not been charge ? MaddowBlog I felt it in my bones before my eyes saw the emails and confirmed that my bones were right😊 MaddowBlog TRUMP 'AUGUST 2021' MaddowBlog Yet here we are. What will happen? MaddowBlog He’s still walking a free man. Why? MaddowBlog The sad fact is that Donald Trump was right. He really could shoot someone on 5th Avenue and it would not matter. So prosecute him if you must/can, but don't expect a political comeuppance. It won't happen.

Trump White House Pressed Justice Department on Election Claims in EmailsA House committee released email exchanges that shed new light on Trump’s unsuccessful efforts to get the Justice Department to investigate baseless claims of voter fraud Baseless? Recommend you follow Rasmussen_Poll to see what real reporting looks like Cuckoo like PhD advisor Joel. The school is prepping to get him fired disgracefully. So much nuisance. You spelled 'steal an election' wrong.

MaddowBlog Lessons he learned from the best, his friend in Russia. MaddowBlog Email Emails Emails and we aren't talking about HRC 🤣 MaddowBlog And this should be block A all day!!!!! MaddowBlog They the left media propaganda are focusing on this, when let’s see..: you’ve ignored Hunter’s laptop evidence, Dr. Fauci’s emails, Hillary’s corrupt emails, etc… I could go on!!! Hmmm 🤔 Don’t forget Biden can hardly stem a thought together. silence! We know what side you play!

MaddowBlog THE LAPTOP. MaddowBlog Report back when & if there r consequences for this...with Garland & Biden, I won't hold my breathe MaddowBlog Happened under Obama but nobody cared. MaddowBlog If you really believe this story you need to get your head out of your — — —!!!! The left pushing their agenda again! Wake up people.

MaddowBlog Still won't except he LOST BY A LANDSLIDE MaddowBlog treasonous..........

Emails detail Trump's pressure on the Justice Department to overturn the 2020 election resultsDocuments released by the House Oversight Cmte. detail President Trump’s repeated efforts to pressure the Justice Dept. to pursue his unsubstantiated claims of election fraud in the 2020 presidential election and to help overturn President Biden’s victory. I love how the media write stories about this, but completely ignore the evidence of election fraud in multiple states. You will eat crow again I’m afraid. The one thing I never got about the 2020 election, and the push AGAINST the AZ audit was if this truly was 'the most fairest election in ever ever as you keep saying' why not welcome the scrutiny? Why hide behind a media Blitzkrieg of how 'fair' it was? blank ballots? Trump and Justice Dept. Lawyer Said to Have Plotted to Oust ...

MaddowBlog Letting him get away with it will be a major step towards dismantling our government. MaddowBlog This man has to be dealt with or another crazy president will take it to the top and put us into a dictatorship! MaddowBlog Does not surprise me at all. He is just so arrogant and evil. MaddowBlog So when is he going to be held accountable?

MaddowBlog Slowly brewing and then! MaddowBlog MaddowBlog msnBS.... President Trump sent e-mails to an attorney general asking for an investigation into all the corruption with the 2020 election. MaddowBlog Didn't this break any laws?! MaddowBlog I’m tired of getting my hopes up that Trump will ever be held accountable. At the very least I hope these e mails will prevent him from ever running for President again.

MaddowBlog Normally this would be a National scandal that would bring down an entire political party. Instead, it’s a footnote the government will do nothing about, and the guy may try to run again. His party opponents will say he should step away but then file in behind him when he wins.

Opinion: I'm a journalist and the Trump administration tried to secretly obtain tens of thousands of my emails'Even if you don't like the news media, take notice: Secret Justice Department proceedings against the free press affect everyone in this country,' Pentagon correspondent BarbaraStarrCNN writes for CNNOpinion. barbarastarrcnn Opinion How can anything affecting the “free press” be limited when it’s essentially considered a “forth branch of government” their duty is to report to the people not conduct business or a narrative for politicians. Seems slimy. barbarastarrcnn Opinion Agreed 💯 %! I’m beginning to question this DOJ! I’m a lifelong Democrat but this centrist approach is making us all vulnerable. barbarastarrcnn Opinion He told you SO nice 👍 of you to NOW notice! ⛔️

MaddowBlog It is despicable that this occurred, but no one will be held responsible for this. Tilting at windmills. MaddowBlog Yeah, but in his defense it was 🎄The Season for the Treason.🎄 Merry Insurrection everybody. MaddowBlog Also during the Trump Reich: MaddowBlog MaddowBlog i think the amount of corruption that is yet to be uncovered will be mind blowing. Never before has a US President worked so hard to CHEAT and LIE. and his base thought that was 'winning' Hilary was right all along. Now LockHimUp

MaddowBlog Me waiting for anything to actually happen instead of just more words..

Newly released emails show Trump pressured DOJ to challenge election results, House Oversight saysFormer President Trump pressured top Department of Justice officials to challenge his election loss to Joe Biden, the House Oversight panel says. wow And yet not won't charge of abuse of power. This generations own Nixon

Trump White House Pressed Justice Department on Election Claims in EmailsA House committee released email exchanges that shed new light on Trump’s unsuccessful efforts to get the Justice Department to investigate baseless claims of voter fraud Baseless? Recommend you follow Rasmussen_Poll to see what real reporting looks like Cuckoo like PhD advisor Joel. The school is prepping to get him fired disgracefully. So much nuisance. You spelled 'steal an election' wrong.