LProject incoln co-founder George Conway claimed on Friday that the Biden administration should open a criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump for his efforts to overturn the 2020 election results through a “coup.” “.
The attorney, whose wife is former senior Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, argued that Trump had engaged in a ‘probable criminal conspiracy’ by urging the former acting attorney general jeffrey rosen to discredit the election.
“It was absolutely one of the most dangerous moments in American history, the most dangerous moment ever caused by a president of the United States,” Conway said. noted on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
“We’ve seen the movie before one way or another, that President Trump would try to coerce federal agencies into doing questionable things, that benefit him personally…but this is the most extreme possibility, that he is trying to use government mechanisms, especially the Ministry of Justice, to illegally perpetuate himself in power and launch a self-coup,” he added.
Leaked Private Testimony Rosen Recently Gave to Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee revealed that the former acting Justice Department chief said Trump was “persistent” in pressuring him and the department to discredit the 2020 election results, according to the Washington Post.
In addition to the closed-door testimony, the notes of a December 27 phone call featuring Asset, Rosen, and his deputy, Richard Donoghue, reports the former president urging the Justice Department to declare the election “corrupt”.
“Just say the election was corrupt and leave the rest to me and the [Republican] Members of Congress,” Trump said, according to memos the House Oversight Committee released July 30. “We have an obligation to tell people that this was an illegal and corrupt election. .”
Conway named several federal laws he believes Trump violated, including one referring to a conspiracy to defraud the United States, as well as restrictions created by the Hatch Act prohibiting political coercion of federal employees.
“If Donald Trump had ordered or attempted to compel Acting Attorney General Rosen to walk down Pennsylvania Avenue with a ‘Trump 2020’ flag, that would have been criminal,” Conway said. “Here it was much worse. He was trying to coerce the Justice Department, to coerce Rosen into engaging in what was a purely political act.”
Trump’s campaign has filed several lawsuits alleging widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election, most of which have been dismissed by the courts. Some of those Trumps accused of perpetrating the fraud, such as Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic, have since filed lawsuits against Trump allies who have echoed the claims of election misconduct, denying the charges and seeking billions of dollars. damages.
Congressional lawmakers in both houses, including those who serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Oversight Committee, carry out investigations in Trump’s efforts to cancel the 2020 presidential election after his defeat.
A Select House Committee was formed separately to investigate what led to and caused the Capitol Riot on January 6. Trump was impeached for inciting the insurrection for his words and actions leading up to the attack, but he was acquitted in the Senate. The then-president was impeached on two Ukraine-related charges in 2019 before being acquitted by the Senate.
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Original author: Jeremy Beman
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