Watchdog Group Calls For Probe Of Trump's 'Weaponization' Of Justice Department

CREW responds to revelations that Trump ordered the DOJ to call election results fraudulent.

8/1/2021 7:12:00 AM

CREW responds to revelations that Trump ordered the DOJ to call election results fraudulent.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington responds to revelations that Trump ordered the DOJ to call election results fraudulent.

taken at the time by a senior DOJ official who was on the call.Trump was told the DOJ could not hold up the election because there was no evidence of fraud.The shocking communication was part of a trove of documents recently released by House Oversight and Reform Committee that detailed efforts by Trump and his supporters to pressure the DOJ to support his baseless claims of election fraud. Trump called Justice Department officials almost daily to harangue them to overturn his election loss, despite any evidence of any corruption, according to the records.

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The letter from CREW asks Garland to determine if Trump and his Chief of Staff Mark Meadows “violated federal criminal law by attempting to weaponize the DOJ in service of their larger campaign tooverturn the results of the 2020 election.”The organization is alleging that both Trump and Meadows violated both criminal law and provisions of the Hatch Act.

The newly released emails and other reports “appear to demonstrate that President Trump and Mr. Meadows illegally pressured senior DOJ officials to pursue politically motivated, frivolous election fraud investigations and file a baseless legal complaint in the United States Supreme Court as part of a conspiracy to deprive American citizens of their right to vote and have their votes counted,” the letter stated. headtopics.com

The letter also refers to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, arguing that Meadows and Trump’s behavior was “part of a broader conspiracy and ... conduct aimed at undermining the democratic process that culminated in the seditious attack on the United States Capitol.”

There was no immediate response to the letter from Garland.The House Oversight committee is currently conducting an investigation into the Capitol riot Jan. 6, and what led to it. Read more: HuffPost »

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Let's all fully understand that Donald tRUMP was not trying ot overturn the 2020 election ... He was just trying to change the results so he came out the winner! 'The pride of those who cannot build is to destroy.' Alexander dumas More propaganda from H P. Guessing they like the way the country is being run. Seems they suppress real news that shows how you have been duped by the DNC. Biden’s World.

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Trump pressured DOJ to call election ‘corrupt,’ ex-official wroteTrump pressured top Justice Department officials to publicly call the 2020 election “illegal” and “corrupt” and “leave the rest to me,” according to handwritten notes released by a House committee He’s the only corrupt one Arrest him already LockHimUp This shocks literally no one 😳 🙏🏻 🇺🇸

He always looks like he’s trying to smell his own fart without looking like he’s trying to smell his own fart. The fucking worst Nothing ever happens 😩 this is terrible news why wouldn't he call for that? did you see what happened on election night?

Trump to DOJ: 'Just say that the election was corrupt + leave the rest to me'Former President Trump pressured his incoming acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen to declare that the election was corrupt in an attempt to help GOP members of Congress try to overturn the election result, according to notes of a December 2020 call. And why isn’t this thug arrested yet? CNN=Communist News Network. How are Brian and Don’s ratings doing?

New docs show Trump pressing DOJ to lie about election corruption.MaddowBlog: Fmr. President Trump urged the Justice Department to lie about imaginary election corruption, as part of a scheme to hold onto illegitimate power. MaddowBlog Could we have a redo on that last impeachment vote? Asking for some 'people' who are concerned. MaddowBlog You’re only touching the tip of the iceberg, start checking other republicans who are trying to point the finger at democrats. You will be surprised at what you find but I won’t. MaddowBlog This is all part of the 1/6 insurrection! Charge and imprison Trump!

Trump 'soft coup' busted by 2021 leak of secret DOJ notesDonald Trump tried to order the U.S. government to help him overturn his losing election, and the DOJ has the evidence to prove it. Newly released internal notes show Trump tried to order the Attorney General to “say the election was corrupt and leave the rest to me and the Republican congressmen.” MSNBC's Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber reports on why the new evidence is significant and interviews Mother Jones’ David Corn and former U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade, who notes Trump's attempted order was 'illegal.' AriMelber Put nothing pass this guy. AriMelber The wheels of Justice moves slowly but in do course it happens. Maybe not in yours but theirs. AriMelber Soft coup, soft dick, soft brain, mister softee

Trump 'soft coup' busted by 2021 leak of secret DOJ notesDonald Trump tried to order the U.S. government to help him overturn his losing election, and the DOJ has the evidence to prove it. Newly released internal notes show Trump tried to order the Attorney General to “say the election was corrupt and leave the rest to me and the Republican congressmen.” MSNBC's Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber reports on why the new evidence is significant and interviews Mother Jones’ David Corn and former U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade, who notes Trump's attempted order was 'illegal.' AriMelber And Lindell has evidence the US election was a fraud and it maintains to be a fraud today and no longer a viable institution. AriMelber Lol, as if any of this matters. MSNBC did such a great job normalizing everything that news like this just don't hit anymore. Also...we knew all of this without needing evidence because of his life long historical evidence. AriMelber Of course, he did. It's the Trump thing to do.

DOJ says Treasury Department must hand over Trump tax information to House committeeThe DOJ's Office of Legal Counsel has determined the Treasury Department must hand over former President Trump's tax returns to the House Ways and Means Committee. Gee that's not a corrupt abuse of power or anything. Wait! We haven’t heard from the Trump-packed Supreme Court. about being corrupt is what you stand for.