This pressure came despite former Attorney General William Barr’s assertion that there was no evidence of any fraud in the November 2020 presidential election that forced Republican Trump to abandon the White House in favor of Democrat Joe Biden.
The emails, released by the House Oversight Committee, detail how Trump, the White House chief of staff and other allies pressured members of the US government to run in the 2020 presidential election on false charges, despite national security and justice officials. Plus, Republican election leaders across the country repeatedly told him there was no fraud.
The letters released today also show how Trump struggled to enlist then-acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen over his campaign’s failed legal efforts to challenge the election results, including a motion to file a complaint with the United States Supreme Court.
The emails sent to Rosen include disjointed conspiracy theories and misinformation about election fraud.
Trump’s remarks about the election sparked a mob that attacked the Capitol on January 6 in an unsuccessful attempt to prevent Biden’s victory from being confirmed.