Trump and Justice Dept. Lawyer Said to Have Plotted to Oust Acting Attorney General

January 22, 2021 ☼ trumpshenanigans

Source: The New York Times - Link

The Justice Department’s top leaders listened in stunned silence this month: One of their peers, they were told, had devised a plan with President Donald J. Trump to oust Jeffrey A. Rosen as acting attorney general and wield the department’s power to force Georgia state lawmakers to overturn its presidential election results.

The unassuming lawyer who worked on the plan, Jeffrey Clark, had been devising ways to cast doubt on the election results and to bolster Mr. Trump’s continuing legal battles and the pressure on Georgia politicians. Because Mr. Rosen had refused the president’s entreaties to carry out those plans, Mr. Trump was about to decide whether to fire Mr. Rosen and replace him with Mr. Clark.

This alone is worth an impeachment. Overturning an election is a crime. It’s what finally brought Nixon down, but with the makeup of the current Senate that is unlikely to be a factor in impeachment, especially since it is not a part of the articles, which where hastily drawn up.