Newly released emails show Donald Trump put pressure on the Department of Justice to challenge the results of the 2020 election.
The year 2021 is halfway over, and we’re still finding out more information about Trump’s meddling in the election between himself and Joe Biden. According to CNBC, just before Trump was about to exit the White House, he tried tirelessly to get top-level officials of the DOJ to go against his loss.
On Tuesday, the panel for the House Oversight Committee said a cache of more than 200 pages of newly released emails from the Justice Department officials and White House staff shows how Trump tried to ignore and fight him losing the presidential elections by promoting false claims of voter fraud among other things.
Back in December, Trump tried to pressure the Justice Department to file a Supreme Court lawsuit to nullify the election, the Committee said, according to CNBC. The evidence of Trump’s doings came just hours before the Oversight Committee was about to have its second hearing on January 6.
“These documents 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,” Oversight Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., said in a press release.
“Those who aided or witnessed President Trump’s unlawful actions must answer the Committee’s questions about this attempted subversion of democracy. My Committee is committed to ensuring that the events leading to the violent January 6 insurrection are fully investigated,” Maloney said.