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Notes Detail Trump’s Pressure on Justice Department To Declare the Election ‘Corrupt’

By Bryce Klehm
Friday, July 30, 2021, 3:14 PM

The House Oversight and Reform Committee obtained notes written by a former Justice Department official that detail former President Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election due to his false belief that there was widespread voter fraud. The notes, written by Deputy Attorney General Richard P. Donoghue, contain a summary of a Dec. 27 phone call, in which Trump reportedly instructed department officials to “Just say the election was corrupt + leave the rest to me and the R. Congressmen”—most likely referring to Republican representatives. The committee is conducting an investigation into Trump’s efforts to overturn the election and received the notes from the Department of Justice. You can read the notes here and below.